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

Role Summary

The Trust SpR will join the Colorectal team at the ST3+ (registrar) level. The post-holder will be expected to take on duties and commitments at the level of a ST3+ registrar, and higher levels of responsibility may be offered by mutual agreement.

The post is based on a whole time appointment for a 12+month period. The postholder will take a full time slot on the 1:12 on-call General Surgery rota. This year we have been able to support all our Trust SpR posts to gain National Training numbers.


About the Role

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

More detail about the role

This 12 month post will allow a senior candidate to experience all facets of patient management from diagnostics through the MDT process and on to treatment and follow up. In addition to the usual colorectal services, Exeter has a number of specialist services including treatment of advanced rectal cancer in conjunction with our colleagues in Urology and Gynae-oncology. The unit provides a regional Anal SCC MDT as part of this service.

The unit has a major abdominal wall reconstruction service for complex abdominal and parastomal hernia provided with our plastic surgical colleagues. There is a separate IBD / complex polyp MDT each week. IBD, pelvic floor and TEMs services also run within the unit. The department works within a JAG accredited endoscopy unit and training or service can be provided to the candidate depending on their level of experience. The unit is equipped with the Da Vinci Robotics platform and an increasing number of colonic and rectal resections are being performed using this MIS approach.

The department is well supported by a perioperative service lead by anaesthetic and medical consultants.  There will also be the opportunity to engage in relevant ongoing research and quality improvement projects.

Working Pattern: Part of an oncall rota, theatre and other clinical activity

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact: Mr Sunil Narang, Colorectal Surgeon can be contacted via 

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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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