Why choose us?


We are a large, innovative and friendly trust making a big difference to people’s lives across North, East and Mid Devon including Exeter and the surrounding communities.

As well as providing acute and community care, we are recognised nationally and internationally for excellence. We are the lead partner for the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health and a leading centre for high-quality research and development in the South West peninsula. 

We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive and supportive environment, celebrating diversity, living our values and behaviours, nurturing wellbeing, promoting learning and development and recognising effort and achievement.

More about us

Our acute hospital in Barnstaple provides a 24/7 emergency service and is a designated trauma unit operating within a trauma network serving the whole of Devon and Cornwall.  We also offer a range of general medical services, including cardio-respiratory, stroke care and gastroenterology. General surgical services include orthopaedics, urology and colorectal specialities. We also run ophthalmology services, using the latest procedures and techniques to treat glaucoma and macular degeneration.

In Exeter, the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) are recognised for our excellent Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, the Centre for Women’s Health (maternity, neonatology and gynaecology services), Cancer Services, Renal Services, Exeter Mobility Centre and Mardon Neurorehabilitation Centre alongside our critical care services and general medical departments. 

Our offer

A career with us has many fantastic benefits, including:

  • A generous salary
  • A generous package of annual leave
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Experience across multiple therapy disciplines
  • Bespoke training and development opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Flexible working
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Generous maternity benefits package
  • Childcare support
  • Wellbeing and occupational health support, including a staff physiotherapist
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • A dynamic and ever-changing working environment
  • The opportunity to be a part of a warm and supportive team
  • Potential to be involved in ground-breaking research programmes

Advancing your career

We are proud to offer career advancement at every level and help our staff cultivate and master their skills through strong academic and hands-on learning. We value, respect and empower our staff, believing that diverse backgrounds and different identities enrich our organisation.

Apprenticeship opportunities up to Level 7, healthcare qualifications and hands-on experience are just a few ways our staff can nurture their skill set, but we also offer face-to-face training and online learning. Starting with a warm welcome induction and useful mandatory training, our offer includes a bespoke Personal Development Plan brimming with workshops and masterclasses.

Visit our development pages to discover your potential. 

We are a disability confident employer

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a Disability Confident Employer - view the certificate.

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Last updated: July 21, 2022