Additional Cost of Teaching (ACT) Officer
Ninewells Hospital

Job reference: 020454

Location: Ninewells Hospital

Job closing date: 14/04/2020

Job posted date: 31/03/2020

Salary: Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Medical Education

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Tayside

The post holder will undertake an exciting and unique role as the main point of contact, liaising within NHS Tayside and on behalf of the Health Board with the University of Dundee, NHS Education for Scotland and other Health Boards in relation to funding for Additional Costs of Teaching (ACT).

The ACT budget, currently in excess of £13 million annually, represents the NHS resource required to support the teaching of medical undergraduates in the clinical environment. Undergraduate teaching is a key area for NHS Tayside, as it is one of 4 teaching Boards in Scotland. In collaboration with the Medical School of the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside is responsible for the clinical teaching of undergraduates in both the Acute and Primary Care sectors. .

The successful applicant will be required to exercise a significant degree of autonomy and is expected to achieve objectives with little reference to line manager. Personal initiative and innovative thinking is key to the contribution the successful applicant will bring to decision making. Enhanced problem solving skills are required to facilitate the optimum use of resources in a constructive and efficient manner.

You will provide financial advice and guidance to senior NHS and University of Dundee staff. You will work closely with colleagues from the Medical Education Directorate, and develop and continually maintaining effective working relationships with clinical and non clinical senior managers of the NHS and University of Dundee Medical School.  You will also represent NHS Tayside at national meetings including network meetings with ACT Officers from other geographic areas. 

You will be required to achieve the mandatory Induction standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland and to comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment.  

Informal enquiries to: John Davidson, Director of Medical Education, Telephone: (01382) 660111 Ext 33888 or email


Hours of work are:   37.5 hours per week.  A flexi time system is in operation.


The closing date for this job has now passed.