Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics

  • £52,530 - £82,400 - Dependent on years of experience at equivalent grade and above
  • London
  • Fixed

Join this dynamic team of 40+ consultants and 8 dedicated staff-grade and associate specialists! The department prides itself on its friendly and flexible environment, where enthusiasm and proactivity thrive. They actively support special interests and foster a welcoming atmosphere. If you're ready to make a significant impact in a collaborative and supportive setting, we encourage you to apply!

Key Details

Job Title: Specialty Doctor in Anaesthetics

Location: London / Surrey

Salary: £52,530 - £82,400 - Dependent on years of experience at equivalent grade and above

Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend permanently)

The Department

The department have 19 theatres across their two sites and provide approximately 18,000 anaesthetics a year, 75% being day surgery anaesthesia. The anaesthetics team work symbiotically with the Critical Care team, a combined unit with 15 beds offering flexible Level 2 and 3 care. The Department provides anaesthesia services for a wide range of surgical specialties including Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics General, Bariatric, Gynaecological and Urology, Adult and Paediatric ENT and Max Fax, and Ophthalmic Surgery.

They pride themselves on providing a well-established preassessment service and maintaining 9 ICU beds to support their expanding range of services. The anaesthetic department places a strong emphasis on education and research, conducting simulation training across the trust. Regular departmental monthly audit/educational half days are scheduled, free from clinical commitments.

Their team fosters a sociable, friendly, and supportive environment, making it a great place to work and grow professionally. If you are a forward-thinking clinician eager to contribute to their mission, we invite you to join them in delivering exceptional patient care.

Main Duties 

This post offers a flexible job plan that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of both the department and the individual. It is a 12 Programmed Activity (PA) position, where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to run lists independently, while occasionally collaborating with consultants or trainee doctors. They value the special interests of their staff and will endeavour to accommodate them whenever possible.

To support continuous professional development (CPD), appraisal, and revalidation, there is a 1 PA allocation for Supporting Professional Activities (SPA). Additionally, mandatory training completion is accounted for within this time. Candidates who take on additional responsibilities can negotiate for further SPA time.

Upon successful appointment, they will work closely with you to shape the ideal job plan, and after three months and annually thereafter, they will conduct reviews to ensure the plan remains a perfect fit for you. As you take on your role, you can rest assured that they will provide the necessary resources and administrative support to assist you in your duties.

This post entails full-shift on-call duties, ranging from 1 in 7 to 1 in 8. On-call responsibilities include coverage encompassing critical care, obstetrics, or emergency theatre cases, based on mutual agreement.

As a post holder, you may have opportunities to engage in teaching and instructing doctors, medical students, nurses, and other paramedical staff within the team.


They’re passionate about teaching, so you’ll have the option to play your part in teaching the next generation of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. We will also give you the opportunity to make sure you keep up-to-date on educational development.


In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • Full GMC Registration (or you have been invited to the ID check stage) 
  • Recognised post graduate degree (e.g. EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • English Language Test (OET or IELTS)
  • EPIC verification (via the ECFMG) of your primary and post-graduate medical qualifications
  • Experience in a similar position overseas or locally (Specialty Doctor/Specialist/Senior Resident)

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tyler Davies Executive Recruitment Consultant

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