Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

Sub-Specialty Training Posts Advanced Training Posts 7

Recruitment Timetable

Apply from 29 January 2018
Closing date 23 February 2018
Invitations to interview expected 1 March 2018
Interview dates 16 March 2018.

Health Education England (Severn) supports the Training Interface Group in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology in the recruitment to advanced training fellowships.

We are currently recruiting 7 fellows that will have the opportunity to undertake 12 months in one of the following centres:

  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Hull Royal Infirmary; East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Castle Hill Hospital
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Manchester) with Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Freeman Hospital; Newcastle/Sunderland Royal Hospital
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust; John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This is a list of the approved training centres.  As the centres are undergoing review there may be a possibility that new centres are added. 

The posts are suitable for existing surgical trainees in Plastic Surgery, OMFS and ENT.

Please refer to the resources tab for full information to assist with your application. Please refer to the person specification, to check the eligibility criteria, prior to submitting an application.

If you require assistance with your application please email SEVRecruitment.SW@hee.nhs.uk or telephone the candidate support line on 01454 252610.


The most recent job descriptions can be found here.


NB: For queries about Pennine please contact Mr Panos Kyzas, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, who is now the lead trainer.

  • Who do I contact for further details regarding the post?

    Further details can be found on the JCST website under the Training Interface Group section: http://www.jcst.org/training-interface-groups/head-and-neck-surgical-oncology

    If you have any further queries please contact Megan Warde, JCST Training Interface Group Specialty Manager at interface@jcst.org.

  • Who do I contact if I have a question regarding my application or the application process?

    Health Education England (Severn) supports applicants with any questions regarding the application process including problems completing or submitting an application.

    Telephone Hotline: 01454 252610 (available 8.30 am until 4.30 pm Monday-Friday)

    Email: SEVRecruitment.SW@hee.nhs.uk (reply within 24 hours)

    If you have a problem submitting an application please ring the hotline.

  • How do I check if I am eligible to apply for the fellowship posts?

    To be eligible an applicants completion of CCT must be after the start date of the fellowship. The start date is the 22nd of July 2018.

    The person specification states all the eligibility criteria required. Please check this carefully before submitting an application.

    It is important that you include all relevant information to ensure your application is not filtered from the process during the longlisting checks.

  • What is the duration of the posts?

    The posts are for a period of 12 months starting on the 22nd of July or nearest working day.

  • How will I indicate the location I would like to undertake the fellowship?

    Candidates will have the facility to indicate the training locations they would like to consider. A list of the approved training locations will be available on the interview day. 

    We recommend candidates rank as many options as possible to increase the opportunity of receiving an offer.

    Following the interviews suitable candidates will be matched to training placements based on their rank at interview.

  • My CCT date is during the fellowship will it need to be deferred?

    It is a mandatory requirement for trainees to defer their CCT date if it falls within the period of the fellowship. It is important to agree this with your Training Programme Director prior to applying as trainees cannot take up a post without this agreement. The six months period of grace cannot be used within the period of the fellowship.

    Confirmation from your training programme director will be requested as part of the reference and this will be required at interview.

    If a CCT date is after the fellowship has been completed their is no requirement for the CCT date to be deferred.

  • Will I retain my NTN?

    Trainees will retain their current Training Number and their current training provider will remain responsible for undertaking the annual ARCP process.

  • Can I count this time towards my training?

    To enable the training in this post to be accredited a minimum of twelve months must be undertaken. The SAC in the parent specialty will also review assessments upon completion of the fellowship.

  • How do I apply for Out of Programme Experience (OOPT)?

    You will need to contact your current Health Education training provider to seek approval. This is carried out by the completion of an OOPT Form, which is usually available on your region's Health Education website.

    This allows your local Health Education Office and the Royal College to track your training.  The posts do not have GMC approval and this will need to be applied for as part of the OOPT process.


  • Will I need GMC approval to cover this period of training?

    Yes. You will need to apply for GMC approval to cover this training once you have accepted the post and this will be carried out as part of your OOPT application by your Deanery.