Careers in SEM

Careers in SEM can be varied in this broad-based specialty with a multi-disciplinary approach, SEM practitioners can work in a number of settings providing medical care across 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 also work in the NHS delivering Exercise Medicine Services and providing Medical Musculoskeletal Services.

There are presently 14 full time equivalent consultants working within the NHS, and these numbers should increase as growing numbers of medical professionals choose to specialise in the area. The Faculty is currently actively working to increase the number of Sport and Exercise Medicine positions in the NHS.


Vacancies advertised on our website are provided by third parties; we have no control over the content of the advertisements and accept no responsibility for them. Vacancies listed on the Faculty website do not imply Faculty endorsement.   


Sport and Exercise Medicine/Musculoskeletal consultant Blackberry Clinic - Guildford

Applicants need to be on the Specialist Register for Sports and Exercise Medicine,
Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery or Rehabilitation Medicine or hold
Bupa recognition as a Musculoskeletal or SEM Physician.

Essential criteria for the post:
• Full registration with GMC
• On the Specialist Register for SEM or the above mentioned
specialities. Also to be recognised by Bupa.

Salary £80 - £110k pro rata. Depending on experience.
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

Full information is available at

Please send applications, including covering letter, slary expectations and notice period to Dr Simon Petrides


Military Medical Personnel LogoPart-time Locum GP (SEM)

Required to work in military settings - various locations

Overall job description – Service Requirements:

A locum GP (Diploma in Sports and Exercise medicine) is required to work as part of a Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) to provide assessments, clinical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation management of complex musculoskeletal sports, exercise and training injuries. Investigation and treatment interventions such as MSK US, Injection Therapy and ESWT are to be expected in addition to onward care, referrals and summaries for medical boards on discharge.

Locum cover currently required at the following locations:

RRU Catterick, North Yorkshire

RRU Cranwell, Lincolnshire

RRU Cosford , Wolverhampton

RRU Honington, Bust St Edmunds


Must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) both on the main register and on the GMC GP Register without Restrictions and hold a Sports and Exercise Medicine Diploma or Master’s degree or Specialist Register Sports & Exercise Medicine (SEM)/Fellow Sports & Exercise Medicine (FSEM). A minimum of 3 years’ experience in SEM is required.


Previous Ministry of Defence (MOD) experience.

Postgraduate qualifications in interventions such as MSK US, Injection Therapy and ESWT.

For further details and to apply, please contact Sandra Needham on 0208 943 8235 or email


Military Medical Personnel LogoLocum Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine or Rheumatology and Rehabilitation post

Military Medical Personnel is urgently looking for a Locum Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine or Rheumatology & Rehabilitation at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court in Epsom, Surrey. This is a full time locum post  delivering musculoskeletal rehabilitation for young injured service personnel.

The post holder will have full registration with the GMC, and will have trained in and hold a CCT ( or be within 3 months of completion) in Sports and Exercise Medicine or Rheumatology and Rehabilitation and be on the specialist register. Experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries is essential and experience of rehabilitation within the armed services is highly desirable.

For further information and to apply, please contact Sandra Needham at Military Medical Personnel , Tel 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: promoting SEM in the NHS: download here

"Excellence in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Exercise Medicine and Team Care"