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Job reference: 113613
Salary: Consultant (£87,534 - £116,313)
Job closing date: 15/08/2022
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 2 PAs (8 hours)
Job posted date: 01/08/2022
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Quality Management

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Associate Postgraduate Dean -  Quality Lead

Hours: 2 PAs

Duration:  36 months

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working.  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.  

Do you want to make difference to Postgraduate Medical Education in Scotland? Are you interested in improving the quality of training experienced by our trainees?

A senior doctor currently working in the NHS in Scotland is needed to join the team leading on Quality Management – Quality Improvement (QM-QI) for the Scotland Deanery, supporting the Postgraduate Deans responsible for the Scotland Deanery’s Quality Workstream.

Working to a specialty-aligned QM-QI model {Further details of new model can be found at} The post plays a pivotal role in ensuring the standards of the statutory regulator, the General Medical Council (GMC), are met in regard to the education and training of doctors in Scotland.

Applicants must be qualified to MBChB or equivalent and included in the GMC’s General and Specialist Registers. A broad understanding of the GMC and Scotland Deanery quality frameworks together with practical experience of medical education and training in the NHS is required. A full job description is available.

The expectations of the role of Associate Postgraduate Dean for Quality require the appointee to have 2 sessions in this role. 

Sessions as Associate Postgraduate Dean Quality are currently for an initial three-year appointment with a possible further three-year extension and may be located in any part of Scotland.

For informal enquiries can be made to Professor Adam Hill, Postgraduate Dean (email

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

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

For NHS employee applicants: Secondment or SLA will be considered in the first instance​​​​​​​

Closing Date: 15.08.2022

​​​​​​​Interview Date: 29.09.2022 (by Microsoft Teams)

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.


If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment:

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