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Job reference: 170535
Salary: Consultant (£96,963 - £128,841)
Job closing date: 27/11/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 1 PA (4 hours per week)
Job posted date: 14/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Training Programme Management

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Foundation Programme Director (South East of Scotland)

Hours: Part Time, 1 PA (4 hours per week)

Duration: Fixed Term / Secondment for 36 months*

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working (within the UK).  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.

This will be across 1 PA of time (1PA = 4 hours)
The Foundation Programme Director will be responsible for managing a Foundation Programme(S06 FY1 & FY2) and the education and training needs of each individual on the programme.
The FPD should be a Consultant and is accountable to the Postgraduate Dean or appropriate Associate Dean. He or she may also combine the role with that of an educational and/or clinical supervisor.

Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.

* For NHS employees considering this post, please note that appointments will only be considered on a secondment or SLA basis, in the first instance

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to job information pack below.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Duncan Henderson, Associate Postgraduate Dean (

Fixed Term for 3 years in the first instance.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date:  27th November 2023

Interview Date: 14th December 2023

You must have eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK which is required to be maintained throughout your period of employment. Evidence of this must be produced upon request.  

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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