Job reference: 151309
Salary: Please see advert
Job closing date: 09/06/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 4
Job posted date: 26/05/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Training Programme Management

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Foundation Programme Director

East Region

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

Duration: Fixed Term / Secondment for 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.

​​​​​​​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 responsible for postgraduate medical education. We are delighted to encourage applications for a Foundation Programme Director based in the East Region. The Foundation Programme Director will be responsible for managing a Foundation Programme and the education and training needs of each individual on the programme (approximately 30 trainees).

This will be across 1 PA of time (1 PA = 4 hours).

Applications are invited from trained doctors in the East region of Scotland who are in a substantive NHS or University post. All applicants must confirm prior to interview that their employer would support a Service Level Agreement for this role within their job plan.

Some travel throughout Scotland may be required. 

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


If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the Job Information pack which includes a copy of the job description, person specification and conditions of service.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr, Associate Postgraduate Dean (, or Professor Clare McKenzie, Postgraduate Dean (via

The post is available for 3 years in the first instance.

Committed to equal opportunities.

Closing Date:  9th June 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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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