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Clinical Lead Paediatric Audiology


Due to retirement we have a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Audiologist/Clinical Scientist with extensive paediatric experience to join the Paediatric Audiology team based at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, East Yorkshire.



Main duties of the job

The postholder is Clinical Lead for the local Paediatric Audiology service and is a highly specialist healthcare scientist with an advanced clinical role, working closely with the Paediatric Audiology Service Lead to deliver diagnostic and habilitative provision across the Hull & East Yorkshire area for babies, infants and children, that fulfils the requirements and quality standards outlined by the British Society of Audiology (BSA), Modernising Children’s Hearing Aid Services (MCHAS) and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

This full time post is permanently established at 37.5 hours per week. The successful applicant will have a key role in a developing service that aims to attain IQIPs accreditation in line with the adult service, whilst working within a busy, friendly, department responsible for providing paediatric services at modern community based Audiology clinics (East Riding Community Hospital in the historic town of Beverley & Bransholme Health Centre in Hull) and on occasion the acute Trust.

Job Title:  Clinical Lead Paediatric Audiology

Salary: 43,742 to £50,056 a year PR PA
Contract: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time

Location: Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JQ, UK

About us

Hull University Teaching Hospitals is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over £1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) – our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites, are Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH and Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLaG.


As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas – biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert


Job description

Job responsibilities


For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. You can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the website.




  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience


  • Science and/or Maths A level



  • Extensive experience working as a Paediatric Audiologist
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs
  • Experience of fitting babies and children with hearing aids
  • NHS experience
  • Able to deal tactfully and efficiently with patients and their carers
  • Able to work independently under own guidance


  • Experience in a lead role



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizer with ability to organize own work and direct that of others.
  • Possess advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to write technical reports, logically and in good English.


  • Acquaintance with or ability to use British Sign Language (BSL)

Other requirements


  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic interest in Audiology

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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