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Consultant in Clinical Oncology

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

Role Summary

The post holders should have a CCT in either clinical oncology and a special interest in the tumour sites described below.

We are looking for the following skills and disease sites to complement our existing teams which could be in a variety of combinations depending on the interests of successful candidates:

  • Gynae-oncology including brachytherapy: to join Dr Forrest (CO) and Dr Scatchard (MO)
  • Neuro-oncology: to join Dr McCormack (CO)
  • Skin: to join Dr McCormack (CO)
  • Hepatobiliary: to join Dr Forrest (CO) (oesophago-gastric) and Dr Belitei (MO)
  • Urology: to join Dr Srinivasan (CO), Dr Ford (CO), Dr Varughese (CO), Dr Aung (MO)
  • Sarcoma: to join Dr Stephens (MO) and to succession plan from Dr Bliss who is retiring (CO)
  • Head and Neck/Thyroid: to join Dr C Hamilton (CO) and Dr Hwang (CO)
  • Teaching and research opportunities with Exeter Medical School and University
  • Opportunities for SABR Oligometastatic disease.

A general interest in clinical research is desirable for all posts advertised and the post holder will be expected to recruit to the Trust NCRI and Commercial study portfolios.

Interest in and experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is desirable. We are part of the peninsula clinical and medical oncology training programmes.

We have an active brachytherapy unit and for those interested in gynae-oncology or oesophageal brachytherapy experience would be desirable but candidates could be trained as long as they had an interest and previous experience. We also offer prostate brachytherapy within the unit therefore an interest in this would be desirable but is not essential as this service is currently provided by Dr Srinivasan and Dr Ford.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role

Applicants are invited to apply for Consultant positions in Clinical Oncology to join our established Oncology team. Having successfully recruited two medical oncologists we are now looking to recruit Clinical Oncologist(s) due to vacancies and planning for future retirements. There is flexibility for full-time and part-time working. The post will be based at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital but may have sessional commitments in North Devon District Hospital (up to 1 day per week). 


The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Wonford, is the largest employer in the city of Exeter, serving the acute healthcare needs of a diverse community.  The RD&E provides acute hospital services to around 350,000 people in Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon and offers specialist services such as cancer care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatric care and renal services to people further afield in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Somerset and Dorset. We recognise the diversity we bring to work makes the RD&E workplace richer and helps us better serve patients from diverse backgrounds. The "Our commitment to you" webpages spell out how we support diversity in the workforce. We are pleased to have won four awards for our work in recognising and valuing the diversity of our staff.

Exeter is a historic County Town with a superb Cathedral.  The town is situated in the heart of the South West of England, 30 minutes drive from the wilds of Dartmoor, but within a short distance of glorious beaches and coastline.

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.

For more information about living and working in Oncology in Devon please see the below video:

Working Pattern: 10 pas

Interview Date: 2nd October 2023

For further information please contact  Dr Kate Scatchard, Clinical Lead (01392 406170) or Dr Jenny Forrest, Radiotherapy Lead (01392 406071)

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.

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 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.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

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


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 are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 34 days plus bank holidays depending on grade and years of service.

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

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 will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will 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 would love to hear from you.

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