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Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Head and Neck)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
1 Mar 2024
Applications are invited for this new position of Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to join and expand the existing team of four consultants and become a key member of the close-knit specialist Head and Neck team.

The post would suit an ambitious, committed and compassionate individual with completion of training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to Consultant level. The successful candidate will be expected to have a subspecialty interest in Head & Neck Oncology, and also have a passion to further develop the Surgical Dermatology aspect of the service.

Applicants are required to be on the OMFS GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification at the time of interview.

Time taken to achieve Dual Qualification and Seniority will be taken into consideration in relation to Threshold starting point, in line with National Terms and Conditions.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The Royal Devon Head and Neck Centre is the designated cancer centre supporting the regional cancer network with a population of 1.1 million (North Devon, East Devon, South Devon and Somerset). This is a high-volume centre providing surgical treatment to approximately 220 to 240 patients per year via a weekly regional Head and Neck MDT and a Combined Head and Neck Clinic, both centred in Exeter. The Head and Neck service has become increasingly busy over last five years due to the rapidly expanding population in the South West. The full range of surgical treatments for Head and Neck cancers are provided for, including transoral robotic surgery and 3D planning. A high volume of microvascular reconstruction cases are carried out by a team of reconstructive surgeons, with a low flap failure rate. Cases of osteoradionecrosis are also treated by the team.

The post is based on the Wonford site of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where inpatient and outpatient accommodation is situated. The Combined Maxillofacial Unit for North and East Devon is presently covered by the four consultants who are primarily based in Exeter. There is on call commitment on a 1:5 weekday & 1:6 weekend rota. The weekend consultant on call cover is shared between the Royal Devon and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, but based in Exeter.

We are keen to ensure that the post works for you and would be interested in hearing from people that may want to do a job share, work part-time or flexibly or on a full-time basis. Relocation expenses are available for candidates moving from outside of the region.

A job description and person specification can be obtained via our website or via NHS Jobs on To apply, you must submit a completed application form which should be submitted online on NHS Jobs.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Mr Mike Esson, Clinical Lead for OMFS on (01392) 402216. Further information can be obtained by contacting our HR Department on Exeter (01392) 404556.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Please note all authority for advertising Royal Devon posts rests solely with HR and any such requests should be made direct to them only.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification
General Requirements
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Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust




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