Job reference: 150839
Salary: Consultant (£91,474 - £121,548)
Job closing date: 07/06/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 8 hours per week (2 PA’s)
Job posted date: 24/05/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Quality Management

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Associate Postgraduate Dean for Medical ACT

Hours: 8 hours per week (2 Sessions)

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. Occasional travel throughout Scotland including the NES offices may be required.

Who We Are

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 medical education and training in Scotland? Are you interested in supporting the education of medical undergraduates in Scotland?

A senior doctor currently (or until recently) working in the NHS is needed for the role of Associate Postgraduate Dean for Medical ACT to contribute to strategic leadership of NHS Education Scotland’s Medical ACT Team. This team oversees, on behalf of NES, the distribution of the Scottish Government’s funding for the clinical teaching of medical undergraduates that is delivered within Health Boards by clinicians in hospital and primary care settings. The post holder will join the existing APGD Lead for Medical ACT and the team which provides strategic and operational leadership of Medical ACT and of all of the associated processes and committee structures involving internal stakeholders with NES and external stakeholders including those from Health Boards, Medical Schools as well as from Scottish Government.

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.

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

For informal enquiries please e-mail: or

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

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

Closing Date:  7th June 2023

Interview Date: 11th July 2023

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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