Working at the Essex and Suffolk Elective Orthopaedic Centre

Job vacancies and opportunities at our new orthopaedic centre

ESNEFT’s state of the art centre for planned orthopaedic surgery will open in Colchester in August 2024 and will be one of the largest centres of its kind in Europe.

With eight new theatres and more than 70 beds we aim to operate on more than 10,000 patients every year. As the centre is dedicated solely to planned care, operations won’t be affected by demand in our main hospital meaning they are less likely to be postponed.

The centre will bring together the skills and expertise of staff in one place for some of our most common procedures such as hip and knee replacements. By pooling our expertise, we will reduce waiting times, develop and maintain specialist surgery, and train the surgical professionals of the future. In addition, purpose-built x-ray and physiotherapy facilities will support patient recovery and a swift discharge.

An artists impression of the new Elective Orthopaedic Centre, showing a modern building with three floors.Essex and Suffolk Elective Orthopaedic Centre (ESEOC)

In the Dame Clare Marx Building at Colchester Hospital

Are you looking for a new challenge or job role?

We have many exciting job opportunities available at the ESEOC centre.

There are lots of opportunities from qualified roles such as nurses and theatre practitioners to cleaners, theatre support workers and receptionists.

Theatre support worker vacancies / jobs - Setting out the equipment before surgery, preparing patients for theatre

Healthcare support workers vacancies / jobs - Providing personal care and support to patients

Ward host/ cleaner vacancies / jobs - Maintaining the cleanliness of the clinical environment

Registered nurse/ theatre practitioner vacancies / jobs - Qualified people with HCPC or NMC registration

A role in physiotherapy - There will be a mix of qualified and unqualified roles.

These roles will be advertised in the coming months so keep an eye on our current vacancies.

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Develop your career with ESNEFT

An artists impression of the new Elective Orthopaedic Centre, showing the interior patient stations for treatment.

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist provider of surgical education and training. If you come to work with us, you’ll be working at a centre of excellence which will provide:

  • a state-of-the-art clinical environment.
  • reduced infection rates, cancellations and waiting lists.
  • improved patient experience and vastly reduced length of stay.
  • a top-quality training and learning environment.

Our orthopaedic training is consistently voted the best in the region by our trainees. The hospital campus is also home to the world-renowned Iceni Centre, where many of our consultant and visiting faculty, run courses on laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

An artists impression of the new Elective Orthopaedic Centre, showing the interior patient treatment area.

Our Faculty of Education is associated with the University of Suffolk, the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University through which we have a wide range of apprenticeships and specialist courses available. We also have leadership development programmes through specialist providers, including the King’s Fund and NHS Elect to help you develop your career with us.

Find out about all our job opportunities at ESNEFT in Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals


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