Job reference: 135626
Location: Flexible Location
Job closing date: 06/02/2023
Job posted date: 24/01/2023
Salary: Consultant (£91,474 - £121,548)
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: See advert
Department: Priority Groups
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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Hours: Part time, 50 Posts x 1PA per week 

Duration: **This post is fixed term until 31st March 2024** 

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. 

Please note, for this particular role, travel throughout Scotland will be required. 

Who We Are  

About the NHS Scotland Academy  

 The NHS Scotland Academy is an exciting partnership between NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Education for Scotland to offer accelerated training for a wide range of health and social care roles and professions. The Academy will provide an opportunity for staff to improve their skills in specific areas, using residential, distance and virtual reality learning. It will offer attractive training programmes linked to recruitment and career progression.  

 The Academy draws on the strengths of both parent organisations. It will use both the state-of-the-art clinical and simulation facilities at NHS Golden Jubilee and the educational expertise and technology-enabled learning offered by NHS Education for Scotland  

  The Academy will support NHS Scotland to develop additional capacity and new capabilities. It will add to existing educational programmes and respond to evolving and emerging workforce needs. By addressing recruitment gaps and training needs, it will help ensure the health and social care workforce is prepared for future needs in Scotland.  

As part of this partnership, the successful applicant will be employed by NHS Education for Scotland within  the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Directorate (NMAHP). 

National Faculty  

What you'll do   

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of endoscopy training in Scotland.  The National Endoscopy Training Programme has it’s hub at the Golden Jubilee with spoke training sites in the current accredited centres in Glasgow and Dundee, with the ambition to add other centres as JAG accreditation is gained.   

As a member of national faculty, you will be instrumental in delivering training across Scotland. You will support the national, regional and workstream leads in developing and reviewing course materials to ensure the meet national requirements, both online and for courses. This post involves travel across Scotland. You will also have a role in ensuring training is delivered to specified standards, ensuring quality of patient care and training is a positive experience for trainee endoscopists and staff working in the area.  

What you'll bring  

You must be on the GMC register with a licence to practice. You must also have significant experience as an endoscopist with full JAG endoscopy accreditation and extensive experience as an endoscopy trainer. You must have recent experience as a faculty member on endoscopy training courses and have knowledge of the current JAG training requirements and standards as well as experience of using the JETs workforce platform. You must be familiar with the specialty specific guidelines and new developments. The postholder must also have recent evidence of personally delivering endoscopy that meets the quality indicators provided by JAG. Importantly you must have a desire to drive change in endoscopy to improve patient outcomes.  

Experience in delivering an educational programme or developing an educational framework, particularly with a focus on gastro-intestinal specialties or endoscopy is desired.  

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

Informal enquiries may be directed to: 

Karen Boylan Programme Lead- 

Graham Haddock-NETP Chair 

Aidan Cahill-National Training Lead 

Michelle Thornton-Nationa Training Lead 

​​​​​​​Potential applicants from GGC should speak to Nareen Owens ( in the first instance as she will be co-ordinating activity in the GGC HR team

For 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.  

Closing date: 6th February 2023 

Interview date:  Dates to be confirmed but will be w/c 20th or 27th February 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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