Job reference: 182680
Salary: Consultant (£96,963 - £128,841)
Job closing date: 17/04/2024
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 1 PAs (4 hours per week)
Job posted date: 28/03/2024
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Training Programme Management

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Associate Postgraduate Dean for Broad Based Training 

Hours: 1 PAs (4 hours per week) 

Duration: Fixed-Term/Secondment – Three years in the first instance 

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office and hybrid working. 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 Will Do: The Associate Postgraduate Dean post is required to provide leadership and oversight of the post with responsibilities for national training programmes of the Scotland Deanery, and to contribute to other operational and strategic work within the wider specialty grouping. The role will involve interaction with trainees, trainers, and external bodies to support and enhance postgraduate education both regionally and nationally across the Scotland Deanery.  

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

Applicants must be qualified to MB ChB 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. A full job description is available. 

For informal enquiries can be made to either Dr Greg Jones, Deputy Lead Dean ( or Professor Nitin Gambhir, Postgraduate Dean ( 

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. 

Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity. 

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

Please follow the links below to apply for this: 

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

Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 

Interview Date: Monday 1 May 2024 (via Microsoft 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 NHS Scotland National Recruitment Portal or the recruitment process, please don't hesitate to contact our recruitment partners, the East Region Recruitment Service, at: 

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