Orthopaedist/Trauma Surgeon

Are you an Orthopaedist / Trauma Surgeon interested in using your expertise and knowledge to deliver Humanitarian aid in emergency response projects or looking to build your career in a humanitarian setting?

Role: Orthopaedist/Trauma Surgeon

Hours: Full time, with some weekend and evening working required to support the humanitarian programme delivery

Pay: Negotiable (dependent on experience)

Duration: Minimum of 2 weeks at a time (longer availability is highly desirable).

Location: Internationally / any of the UK-Med response including Ukraine and or to various other locations.


UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

We are seeking for Surgeons with orthopaedic / Trauma experience working in humanitarian contexts.  You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for a minimum of 2 weeks (longer availability is highly desirable).

Our ideal candidates will be fully licensed and experienced Orthopaedic / Trauma Surgeon, providing medical care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions.

Most of our surgeons need to be confident and capable in treatment of both adults and children.  Previous experience in low resource / humanitarian /conflict contexts may be an advantage but is not essential.

You must be a fully licensed Orthopaedic / Trauma Surgeon, registered with an appropriate professional body. You must hold a Degree in Medicine with speciality training in orthopaedic surgery.

You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn. Language skills will be an advantage. You will have a positive and flexible problem-solving approach and be willing, able, and ready to deploy to support all UK-Med programmes and projects.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference.

To Apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Orthopaedist/Trauma Surgeon December 2022 before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (no more than 2 pages) that includes a detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the essential criteria in the person specification

Please apply below no later than Friday 13th January 2023

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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