Associate Specialist - Paediatrics

Doctors Direct are part of NHS Professionals and owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which means that we are part of the NHS family and sets us apart from locum agencies. Saving money and providing only the highest quality locum cover to our partner Trusts is at the very heart of what we do.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Specialist to work with us at Hertfordshire Community Trust within Paediatrics.

We are looking for a dedicated doctor ready to work in a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust delivers community health services to more than a million people in Broxbourne, Hertsmere, St Albans, Stevenage and the surrounding areas. This role would be predominantly based in at The Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital with the opportunity to work extra shifts across the Trusts’ other sites and any of our partner Trusts.

The Trusts services range from school nursing and children’s health visiting through to diabetes and rehabilitation services, as well as a children’s specialist community services in West Essex. They pride themselves on providing care where it’s needed, whether that’s in people’s homes, children’s centres, local health centres or community hospitals. Wherever it operates, the Trust has built services with a reputation for quality and excellence – and its team has made that happen. Every one of its 3,000 staff are dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the community.



Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

  • Full GMC licence to practice
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in and NHS Trust within the last 2 years


Why Choose Doctors Direct?

Doctors Direct are part of the NHS and do not charge our partner Trusts the expensive fees associated with private locum agencies. That means every shift worked by one of our members helps save money for the Trust and the wider NHS. These vital saving can then be reinvested into what matters most, patient care and safety.

Not only do members of Doctors Direct help save money for the NHS, they receive fantastic benefits including;

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Paid annual leave
  • Access to CPD webinars
  • A dedicated account manager
  • Flexibility of work, with shifts that suit you
  • Book and review shifts online


Want to know more?

Find out more about how working locum shifts through Doctors Direct can work for you or visit our onsite teams. Find your nearest Trust here.

We have exciting career opportunities available for doctors across many grades and specialties. Once registered, you will be able to view and work in your chosen specialty and grade at any of our partner Trusts across England. If you would like to discuss career opportunities further, call us on 03330 143 652 or email where our dedicated team can help you find your next opportunity.