UK-Med Register – Medical Doctor – Emergency Medicine

Are you a licensed medical doctor experienced in providing emergency medical care in humanitarian settings?

Role: Medical Doctor – Emergency Medicine

Hours: Register role, so no guarantee of work.  If deployed, work will be full-time.

Pay: If deployed, starting rate expected to be GBP808 – GBP929 per week (GBP3500 – GBP4025 per month)

Location: Able to travel internationally at short notice

UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years.  We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

Our responses are staffed from our Register (roster) of surge responders.  Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed.  Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.

We are seeking up to 18 new people to join our Register to be available to deploy as Medical Doctors specialising in Emergency Medicine.  You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for 4-6 weeks at a time (longer availability may be an advantage).

Our ideal candidates will be fully licensed and experienced Medical Doctors, who have significant experience working in Emergency Departments providing emergency medical care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions.  You will be confident and capable in treatment of both adults and children, and able to perform a full range of clinical activities including diagnosis and treatment.  You will have experience practicing emergency medicine in low resource / humanitarian contexts.

You must hold a current medical license and able to demonstrate your current and unconditional membership of a suitable registering organisation.  You must hold specific qualifications / professional registrations in Emergency Medicine.

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.

We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack before applying.

To apply, please complete the questions and submit your CV through our Online Jobs Portal as soon as possible.

This vacancy will close as soon as we have received enough strong applications.  Please apply as soon as possible, and no later than 15 February 2022.

The questions you will be asked to answer are:

  • How many years of experience do you have working as a qualified and licensed Medical Doctor?
  • How many years of experience do you have working in Emergency Medicine?
  • Please describe the experience you have of working in emergency medicine (locations, types of facilities, range and numbers of patients you have treated (150 words maximum)
  • Please describe your experience of providing medical care in humanitarian contexts (150 words maximum)
  • Please describe any training / capacity building of medical colleagues you have done in emergency department contexts (in home country or humanitarian responses) (150 words)
  • Please explain how you plan to be available for deployment with UK-Med i.e. what are your commitments e.g. work, family and how can you be confident that you can leave these at short notice? (150 words maximum)

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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