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Medical Staffing Team Leader

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Medical Staffing Team Leader will promote excellence in customer service by overseeing the provision of the day to day transactional work and management of the Medical Staffing Team. They will ensure an efficient and effective operation, offer advice and guidance on complex queries and ensure that a proactive, comprehensive and professional day-to-day support service is provided to the workforce and our wider customers.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

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 peoples 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.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

More detail about the role

Managing a dedicated Medical Staffing Team, we are looking for a well organised, enthusiastic and motivated individual. You will have previous experience of working within Medical Staffing as in this Team Leader role you will be the first point of escalation from members of the Medical Staffing Team. You will work closely with management and Clinical colleagues in the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in order to undertake a variety of high value and time critical tasks.

Tasks undertaken by the Team include, but are not limited to:
  • Recruitment of all grades of medical and dental staff (including overseas recruitment)
  • Managing the HR process for junior doctors who are rotating as part of their training programme
  • Rota building and monitoring to ensure safe and compliant working practices
  • Issuing of contracts and work schedules within set timescales which inform on doctors pay
  • Providing professional, comprehensive and timely day to day advice, information and training to managers and employees on a range of Medical Staffing issues including employment contract queries, terms and conditions queries and recruitment processes
  • Complying with Trust policies & procedures, national terms and conditions for all grades of medical staff and employment legislation
  • Supporting visa applications for overseas doctors by issuing certificates of sponsorship
  • Temporary Staffing (Medical Bank and Agency) administration

You will interact and establish a strong rapport with both medical and managerial colleagues and must be able to communicate via all forms with numerous stakeholders (internal and external).

You must possess excellent customer-care, attention to detail, administrative and organisational skills along with an ability to analyse situations, problem solve and provide solutions being assertive when required in order to work to the required multitude of deadlines of the varying pieces of work required of this role.

You will be proficient with Excel and able to manipulate spreadsheets and produce reports.

This role offers the opportunity to work with a great, friendly and supportive Team.

Remote working will be considered although there is an expectation that you will be able to attend meetings and interviews at the Northern Services (based in Barnstaple) on a regular basis.

You will be expected to uphold the reputation of the Medical Staffing Team, build trust and confidence with stake-holders and continuously strive to improve and develop services to support the medical workforce.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Tina Squire, Head of Medical Staffing and Temporary Workforce (Northern Services)on

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.


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.

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.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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