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Job reference: 129541
Location: Flexible Location
Job closing date: 19/12/2022
Job posted date: 30/11/2022
Salary: Please see advert
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 4
Department: Strategic Planning & Directorate Support
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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Trainee Development and Wellbeing Service: Careers Lead Associate Postgraduate Dean

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

Duration: Fixed Term for 3 years in the first instance*

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.

Salary Scale:  Consultant, Associate Adviser or other appropriate payscale

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. 

The Scotland Deanery is recruiting to the role of Associate Postgraduate Dean: Careers Lead, Trainee Development and Wellbeing Service (TDWS).  This is an exciting opportunity for an individual committed to our vision of delivering a holistic, accessible, and equitable trainee development and wellbeing service which empowers all doctors in training in Scotland to achieve their full potential.

The postholder will lead the Careers group within the TDWS and will also contribute to holistic trainee support alongside other TDWS colleagues.  The TDWS, launched in 2022, offers a refreshed, expanded and streamlined portfolio of services for the >6000 doctors in training programmes in the Scotland Deanery. In addition to leading on strategic oversight of Careers services within the Scotland Deanery, the postholder will also represent the Deanery at a number of UK level Careers meetings. The role will support and be supported by an existing and expanding team of administrators and team members within the trainee support service structure.

The APGD should be a Consultant, General Practitioner or Career Grade Doctor and will be accountable to the Lead Dean/Director. They may also combine the role with other senior medical educator roles.

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

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

Informal enquiries are welcome with the Chair of the TDWS Board, Dr Greg Jones ( or with the Postgraduate Dean, Professor Alan Denison (via his PA – Natasha Mallion,

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

Committed to equal opportunities 

Closing Date:  19th December 2022

Interview Date:  17th January 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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