Our vacancies

Careers in SEM

Careers in Sport and Exercise Medicine can be varied in this broad-based specialty and SEM practitioners tend to work with in a multi-disciplinary team. SEM practitioners can work in a number of settings providing medical care across the NHS and sport and exercise at all levels.

SEM in the NHS

Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) services in the NHS are flexible and can be delivered in primary, secondary and intermediate care settings. SEM physicians and consultants work in the NHS delivering Exercise Medicine Services and providing SEM-led Musculoskeletal Services.

Currently 19 NHS trusts in England employ SEM Consultants*. As growing numbers of medical professionals choose to specialise in the area. the Faculty is actively working to increase the number of Sport and Exercise Medicine positions in the NHS.

(*source Heath Education England Medical medical workforce planning programme for Sport and Exercise Medicine 2016)


Job Vacancies

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Locum SEM Consultant needed at Stanford Hall (MoD)

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) or Rheumatology or Rehabilitation Medicine required to cover a locum assignment at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Stanford Hall, Loughborough. The post holder is to deliver consultant-led, multi-disciplinary, musculoskeletal rehabilitation. This will involve the assessment and treatment of personnel from the Armed Forces with military training and trauma related musculo-skeletal injuries. For more information, please contact Sandra Needham on 0208 943 8235 or email


Elite Rugby Medical Standards Auditor

CSM, the major sport and entertainment company, is seeking to appoint a Medical Standards Auditor to assist with the delivery of its contract to audit the medical minimum standards applying to rugby clubs playing in the English Gallagher Premiership, Green King IPA Championship, and / or Women’s Tyrrells Premier 15’s, delivered on behalf of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby.

For more information see here


Sport and Exercise Medicine/MSK consultant opportunities at Blackberry Clinic – Milton Keynes, Exeter and Aberdeen.

The applicants need to be on the Specialist Register for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery or Rehabilitation Medicine and hold Bupa recognition.
Clinical sessions are available in the following locations:
Blackberry Clinic, Milton Keynes – 1-3 days
Blackberry Clinic Exeter 1/2 to 1 day
Blackberry Clinic, Aberdeen- 1/2 -1 day
They will have the option of advanced MSK training (depending on requirement) in spinal interventions, ultrasound scanning and clinical development in the field of Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
The applicant will be expected to have a range of MSK/SEM clinical skills and partake in regular clinical sessions seeing appropriate patients for their skill set.
They will be expected to work with other practitioners to both teach and learn new skills and provide occasional CPD sessions for the clinic and the wider Blackberry Group CPD programme. Training and education are key aspects of the Blackberry Group’s work.

Essential criteria for the post:

• Full registration with GMC
• On the Specialist Register for SEM or the above mentioned specialities.
• Recognised by Bupa and other insurance companies.

The post can be self-employed with fee-share or salaried depending on experience and requirements.

Any consultants who are new to the SEM specialist register can have additional training provided as needed to fulfil the needs of the post.

Please forward this information to colleagues who may be interested.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please reply with CV to:  Dr Simon Petrides at


Assistant SEM/MSK specialist

Consultant SEM/MSK physician in a private hospital practice in central London, looking for an assistant 1 to 2 sessions per week. Applicants must be on the specialist register and also be recognised by the major medical insurance companies. 

Please send cv to:



Assistant Professor in Sports and Exercise Medicine

The University of Nottingham is recruiting for the above teaching post in their Department of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology. . 

Closing date: Monday 10th June. 

Interview date: Monday 17th June

Salary: £36261 to £48677 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

More information: Assistant Professor in Sports and Exercise Medicine




Audit Role for Rugby Medical Standards

CSM, the major sport and entertainment company, is seeking to appoint a Medical Standards Auditor to assist with the delivery of its contract.  If you are interested and wish to find out more information, full details along with contact of James Bunbury, Senior Account Manager are on the attached advert.

View job advert here.




SEM/MSK Consultant Physician

The Blackberry Clinic Group is currently recruiting for full and part-time salaried Musculoskeletal and Sports Physicians in its 10 clinics across England and Scotland. These are Milton Keynes, Guildford, Oxford, Brighton, Croydon, Aberdeen, Havant, Ipswich, Exeter and Lichfield.

The applicants must be a SEM/ MSK Physician on the specialist register. However they can be A+E specialists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Rehab physicians or rheumatologists.The Blackberry Clinic Group is looking to employ specialists to undertake clinical sessions on a regular basis as well as further training and clinical development in the field of MSK and SEM medicine. They will be based in a single clinic or geographical cluster of clinics but may be asked to cover absence or holiday in any of the Blackberry Group Clinics.

The applicants will be expected to have good clinical MSK skills including being competent to inject peripheral joints and ideally experience in guided injections either with ultrasound or fluoroscopy. These skills will be developed through in-house training and appropriate clinical courses to allow the doctor to undertake a wide range of peripheral and spinal injections under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance in due course. The clinical training courses will be through individual mentoring, the Blackberry Education program and the Spine Intervention Society.

The applicant will be expected to partake in regular clinical sessions seeing appropriate patients as well as observing other physicians in the team and having supervised treatment lists while training. They will be expected to work with other practitioners to both learn and teach new skills and provide CPD sessions for their clinic and the wider Blackberry Group CPD programme.

They will also be expected to present at appropriate teaching sessions both locally and nationally while working with the Blackberry Clinic. Training and education are key aspects of the Blackberry Group’s work with provision of national and international teaching and presentations. The applicant would be expected to take part in these opportunities for the Group. A generous study leave budget and protected time to encourage professional development is included, this will be extra to training in spinal injections either through the Blackberry Education courses or via the International Spine Intervention Society as part of their ongoing training.

Salary is commensurate with experience starting at £85 – £110,000 FTE, (self-employment with fee share is also an option).There is also a significant bonus related to key performance indicators linked to improved clinical activity with more information available on request.


 Essential criteria for the post:
  • Full registration with GMC
  • On the specialist register 

Desirable criteria:

  • Diploma or MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine or Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Experience in either ultrasound or fluoroscopically guided injections
  • Previous research and/or lecturing experience

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter to Dr Simon Petrides including current salary and notice period.


Locum GPs with Diploma in SEM required to work in MoD settings – vacancies nationwide

Locum GPs with Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) required to cover part time  posts at various MoD’s Regional Rehabilitation Units nationwide. The successful candidates will work as part of a multidisciplinary team looking after Military patients with complex musculoskeletal sport, exercise and training injuries and will provide a range of investigations and treatment interventions such as Musculoskeletal ultrasounds, Injections Therapy and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. Part-time vacancies available at the following locations:

  • Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Prior MoD experience is not essential.

For further details, please call Sandra Needham on 0208 943 8235 or email


Useful resources

NHS Job Plans and Service Description (explains SEM within the context of the NHS): download here

NHS Health Careers – Sport and Exercise Medicine overview

NHS medical careers events: view here

A Fresh Approach in Practice documents: promoting SEM in the NHS: download here