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Job reference: 129400
Location: Flexible Location
Job closing date: 13/12/2022
Job posted date: 29/11/2022
Salary: Associate Adviser (£98,366 - £109,766)
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 8
Department: Training Programme Management
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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Training Programme Director for General Practice

West of Scotland Region

Hours: Part Time, 2 PA’s (8 hours per week)

Duration: Permanet

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.

Applications are invited from experienced General Practice educators to join the team delivering General Practice education and support within the west region of the Scotland Deanery. 

The main role is to promote and co-ordinate quality vocational training for general practice in the West region of the Scotland Deanery with a particular emphasis on programme management and providing support for GP Trainees and Educational Supervisors (ES). This will involve support for ES’s via the local trainers’ group, skills development for established ES’s and intervention with trainees requiring performance support.  Within training there will also be substantial input into the ARCP process with the applicant being expected to chair ARCP panels and meet with trainees to discuss requirements.

The post holder will be an educational resource for training practices.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support and assistance to wider Deanery functions as determined by the GP Director/Assistant Director.   This post includes participation in quality management visits to GP Training practices.

This role will involve being an active member of the west region GP TPD group with regular contact and liaison with other Programme Directors and the Assistant Directors as well as colleagues across Scotland.

The Scotland Deanery is committed to providing high quality medical education for the workforce in keeping with the NHS Education corporate plan. ​​​​​​​

For informal discussion on the role please contact Dr Kenneth Lee, Assistant Director of Post-Graduate General Practice Education by email at

If you believe you can meet the challenges of this role, we welcome your application. 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 23:59hrs on the closing date.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date:   13th December 2022

Interview date: from 27th December 2022

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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