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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2021.

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: 130-NPTSSG9723S

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Palliative Medicine
Singleton Hospital, Swansea
£82,356 - £106,920

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Advert for 3 Specialist Palliative Medicine Consultant Posts


Swansea Bay Palliative Care Team are pleased and excited to advertise these 3 new consultant posts:

  • Community Palliative Medicine
  • Inpatient Specialist Palliative Care Unit and Community Palliative Medicine
  • Front Door Palliative Medicine


These posts are part of the expansion of the established and well respected department of Specialist Palliative Care to better meet the palliative and end of life care needs of patients and their families. The expansion also includes 7 W.T.E. CNS’, 2 W.T.E. Paramedics and admin team (all recruited to). It forms part of the Health Board’s Clinical Redesign Programme (CRP) which will transform the way the health board functions. The CRP includes use of virtual wards in community and primary care and redesigning the function of each of the three major hospitals.


Singleton is a University Teaching Hospital allied to the College of Medicine at the rapidly expanding Swansea University and is a designated training unit for higher specialist training in Wales. We are consistently rated highly in the GMC junior doctors’ surveys. There are excellent teaching and collaborative research opportunities with Swansea and Cardiff Universities.


We place great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the development and achievement of personal goals.


As Phoebe Taplin outlined in her Guardian article of 4th August 2021:

“There are many reasons to base yourself in Swansea and imagine [you’re] somewhere Mediterranean.”


Swansea has low living costs and plenty of reasons to keep your work and life goals in balance partly due to it proximity to outstanding natural beauty such as the Gower Peninsula and the Brecon Beacons National Park– while London is still only 3 hours away by train and airports and ferry ports are easily accessible.


Please note interested applicants who do not yet have a CCT date eligible for anticipated interview in December ‘21 should please contact the department for further discussion.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGwenllian Mair DaviesJob titleClinical Lead for Palliative MedicineEmail

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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