Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Chair of Training Interface Group: Ms N Timoney

College Contact: Nadia Permall, Speciality Manager

Number of funded fellowships: 3

Length of fellowships: 12 month option to extend to 24 months

Commencing: 4th August 2021

Parent Specialties: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery

Training Centres

There are currently 8 centres approved for training and trainees have the opportunity to preference which of the centres they would consider training within as part of the application process.

Fellows are appointed annually to advanced training positions in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery. The numbers appointed are regulated by workforce force planning.


Lead Trainer 

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Childrens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mr I Sharp

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Mr M Devlin 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr A Smyth

Mr P Hodgkinson

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Ms N Timoney

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Ms V Beale

For more information about TIG Fellowships, please refer to the JCST Website.


Please refer to the timetable below for key dates in the application process. 

Recruitment Activity Date Information
Applications open: W/C- 21st December 2020 Advertisements are posted in annually usually around December on NHS Jobs, Oriel and College websites. All relevant information will also be circulated to relevant committees for dissemination to trainees
Applications close 18th January 2021 It is important to check the closing date as late applications are not accepted. All applications are completed online through the national system, Oriel.
Latest date candidates will be invited to interview by: 8th February 2021 Shortlisting will not take place and all applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be offered an interview.
Interview date: 18th February 2021 As part of the recruitment process candidates will be required to provide the details of 2 references before the interview date. One of the references must be from the Training Programme Director.


 If you have further questions, or would like to be emailed when the vacancy opens, please contact either: 


 •Candidate Support Line: 01454 252610

•Email Support: