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Job reference: 163034
Salary: Consultant (£96,963 - £128,841)
Job closing date: 19/09/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 1.5 PA (6hours)
Job posted date: 05/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Training Programme Management

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Hours: Part Time 1.5PA (6hrs)

Duration: Fixed term SLA 36 Months starting Nov/December 2023

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working (within the Uk).  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.

​​​​​​​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.

What you'll do 

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Ensure that all trainees receive a comprehensive induction into the specialty/and programme and to ensure that any subsequent induction to placements within the programme takes place in a timely manner;
  • Ensure the allocation of trainees to appropriate placements and the coordination of rotational arrangements within their programme and across Scotland is agreed by the agreed Code of practice timescale;
  • Take into account the collective needs of trainees in the programme when planning training for individual trainees;
  • Participate in national arrangements (including Specialty Training Committees (STCs) to support and advise on the management of the specialty training programme within the deanery. Work with delegated College representatives (e.g. college tutors, regional advisors) and local educational leads to ensure that the programme delivers the specialty curriculum and enable trainees to gain the relevant competences, knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience;
  • Play a part in marketing the specialty, where there is a need to do so, to attract appropriate candidates e.g. coordinating taster sessions during foundation training, career fair representation, or liaison with specialty leads and with Royal Colleges/Faculties;
  • Engagement with trainees’ portfolio on regular basis
  • Coordinate and participate in Annual Review of Competence Progression process;
  • Completion of SOAR processes for trainees in the programme
  • Be trained in equality and diversity to promote equality of opportunity and eliminate unfair discrimination;
  • Provide support for clinical and educational supervisors within the programme;
  • Provide and validate programme information to support NES information services;
  • Help the Postgraduate Dean manage trainees who are require additional support through advising educational supervisors in their assessments and in identifying remedial placements where required;
  • Participate in personal development planning and the annual appraisal process with NES.  Be familiar with the deanery policy for careers management, providing access to this in-conjunction with educational and clinical supervisor’s pastoral support. Have career management skills (or be able to provide access to them);
  • Engage with the national recruitment and interview process;
  • Participate in or provide advice to NES Specialty Training Boards (STBs);
  • Attend relevant national meetings where possible;
  • To provide externality to other regions
  • Be aware of NES study leave policy and authorise appropriate study leave funding while remaining within the programme study leave budget
  • Support the delivery of quality management and continuous educational improvement of their programmes in the Scotland Deanery to meet the standards set by the General Medial Council (GMC), participate and contribute to the NES/GMC quality control management assurances process including visits, provide and validate programme information to support the NES information services.  Respond to requests from the quality management team to provide information and data, including the annual report

What you'll bring

These will include but are not restricted to;

  • GMC Full Registration
  • Recognised Educational Supervisor in NHS
  • Currently holds a senior or significant appointment in the NHS
  • Knowledge of management and governance structures in medical education and training and awareness of recent changes in the delivery of medical education and training nationally and locally.
  • Interest and enthusiasm for improving delivery of medical education and training
  • Knowledge of assessment methods.
  • Effective leadership and communications skills, motivating and developing others, approachability, good interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of delivering well evaluated teaching sessions/tutorials.
  • Evidence of successful delivery of training programmes.
  • Evidence of personal development in medical education

Informal enquiries may be directed to Seamus McNulty ( or Samantha Skilling (

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: 19th September 2023

Interview date: Friday 6th October - via MS Teams

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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