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Job reference: 162409
Salary: Consultant (£91,474 - £121,548)
Job closing date: 20/09/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 16 hours per week
Job posted date: 30/08/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Medical Directorate Support

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Associate Postgraduate Dean for Academic Training Development

Hours: 16 hours per week (up to 4 Sessions)

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. Occasional travel throughout Scotland including attendance at 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. Within NES, the Scotland Deanery (as part of the Medical Directorate) oversees medical education in Scotland.

Do you want to make difference to the training of medical clinical academics in Scotland? Are you interested in championing the development of flexible and innovative career pathways in teaching scholarship and research-intensive academic practice that will deliver the workforce needed for the future?

A senior doctor currently (or until recently) working in the NHS and/or from a clinical academic background is needed for the role of Associate Postgraduate Dean for Academic Training Development. This new role will lead a strategic review of the Scotland Deanery’s activity in academic training. The post holder(s) will work closely with Medical Schools, Research and Education bodies, Health Boards and other stakeholders across the UK to support the delivery of the medical workforce with the required academic skills to meet the needs of the population of Scotland.

Applicants must be qualified to MBChB or equivalent and have GMC registration. A broad understanding of and interest in clinical academia issues including research-intensive and/or education-intensive career pathways is required.  

While the post may be suitable for a single person, there is also an option to be appointed to a research-intensive (2 sessions) or teaching scholarship-intensive (2 sessions) role. Please indicate a preferred option on your application.

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

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Alan Denison, Postgraduate Dean, via his PA,

* For NHS or clinical academic 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:  Wed 20 September 2023

Interview Date: 20 November 2023 (PM)

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.​​​​​​​

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment:

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