ACF General Surgery ST1 or ST3

Academic Clinical Fellows/Lecturers 1

Recruitment Timetable

Apply from 1 October 2020
Closing date 4 November 2020

1 * Respiratory Medicine ST3 / General Surgery ST1 or ST3  / Public Health Medicine ST1 

(Only one post is available across the three specialties advertised)


Applications are invited for appointment as a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) on the above Specialty Training Programme in partnership with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Devon County Council and the University of Exeter Medical School.


The application window opens on Thursday 1st October 2020, 0900am and closes on Wednesday 4th November 2020, 0900am UK time. You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application form as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.


Interviews will take place on 04th December, via MS Teams. You must apply via our online recruitment system, Oriel. Registration is available to applicants immediately. The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the academic and relevant clinical person specification, which are available from the Specialty Training website of Health Education England.


 Eligibility Criteria

ACF posts are open to individuals entering medical specialty training and those who are currently in medical specialty training registrar posts and hold a NTN.

Applicants deemed appointable at the ACF Interviews that do not hold an National Training Number (NTN) / Deanery Reference Number (DRN) at the right level and in the associated clinical specialty will need to be assessed / interviewed through the relevant national process of the specialty at the appropriate clinical level in order to be appointed for the post.

Applicants who require clinical benchmarking will be required to complete and submit both an academic application form and the associated clinical application form for the specialty in which they will require clinical benchmarking.

Immigration Requirements

Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for the sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees for their Tier 2 visa application in England. Health Education West Midlands administers the process on behalf of HEE. For more information please visit their website, as well as the Applicant Handbook which can be found on the Oriel Resource Bank.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit their website for more information.

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)