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Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Kath Davies, Clinical Lead for Pain Management and Fiona Martin, Clinical Lead for Anaesthetics.  

About the Role

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. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements.

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.

About Us


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic candidate to join the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management. The post is a full time 10 PA role. The Trust is committed to flexible working arrangements including job-sharing.  The appointee will join a cohesive multidisciplinary team working in a busy acute teaching hospital setting and will provide a comprehensive service. In particular, the post has been developed to continue to meet the growing demand for Anaesthesia and Pain Management services in the Exeter area.

The appointee will be a member of the Departments of Anaesthesia and Pain management.  The Anaesthetic department and Pain Management department are part of the Surgical Services Division. There is a monthly Audit Meeting and regular pain MDT meetings and Anaesthetic departmental business meetings.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a first-wave Foundation Trust that serves a population of 400-450,000 people from NHS Devon.  Further information on the Trust can be obtained from our website at  Exeter University affords exciting opportunities to participate in both undergraduate teaching and research. The historic cathedral city of Exeter is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall.  It is well served by rail, road and air links.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and either be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of completion of specialist training at the date of interview; you should provide evidence of this with your application. When applying please include the contact details of 3 referees; if you are a Consultant one referee should be your current or most recent Medical Director, if you are a Locum Consultant one referee should be your Clinical Director.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Kath Davies, Clinical Lead for Pain Management and Fiona Martin, Clinical Lead for Anaesthetics.  

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, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. 

Please quote the appropriate reference number when applying.


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 people’s 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.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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