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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2021.

Sexual Offences Examiner - Forensic Physicians

Job Reference: 449-SHS270

Solent NHS Trust
Sexual Health Services
Cosham, Portsmouth
Independent Contractor

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

This post is for an Independent Contractor to work within the Sexual Assault Referral Centre service which is provided by Solent NHS Trust.

The Treetops SARC is a joint NHS and Hampshire Police commissioned service for complainants of Sexual Assault from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Treetops SARC provides forensic, medical and aftercare services to survivors of rape/sexual assault who either self-refer or are referred via the police or other agencies.

The Treetops SARC has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic doctor to join the team of Sexual Offences Examiners. You will carry out Forensic Medical Examinations (FME) on victims of sexual assault and/or rape, some of whom may be traumatised.

The post holder must have a medical qualification (GMC full registration), a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in a relevant specialism (such as Gynaecology, Genito-Urinary and/or Reproductive & Sexual Health, General Practice) which must include experience & competency in gynaecological examination, including speculum examination. The post holder will be required, following appropriate training, to undertake examinations of adults and children where acute sexual assault is suspected which includes the provision of emergency contraception, prophylaxis and management of sexually transmitted infections.

This post is not accredited for training, but offers a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of care for those who have been sexually assaulted.

This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) check and Hampshire Police (NPPV2) vetting will be required for this role.

Remuneration for this role will be £225 (day/shift), £300 (night-shift and weekend-shifts (day/night)), £450 (BH) an additional rate of £100 will be paid per case attended. Shifts are 12 hrs.; from 07:00-19:00 and 19:00-07:00 hrs.

Please direct any enquires to Dr Marie-Elle Vooijs on


Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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