Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Chair of Training Interface Group: Ms L Ferguson

College Contact: , Speciality Manager

Number of funded fellowships: 3 fellowships

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

Commencing:  The first Wednesday in August each year.

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

Training Centres

There are currently 4 centres approved for training and fellows 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 

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: 17th October 2022 Advertisements are posted in annually usually around October and will appear on Oriel and College websites. All relevant information will also be circulated to relevant committees for dissemination to trainees and will also appear on the JCST twitter feed
Applications close 30th November 2022 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: 21st December 2022 Candidates will be asked to book an interview slot via Oriel on a first come first served basis.
Interview date: 25th January  2023 The interviews will be virtual and candidates will not need to attend in person.  Click here for the interview details


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: