Training Programme Director

Job reference: 072283

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 21/10/2021

Job posted date: 07/10/2021

Salary: Consultant (£87,534 - £116,313)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 2

Department: Training Programme Management

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

**** COVID-19 - Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful you will also initially be working remotely in line with guidance from Scottish Government***

Training Programme Director

For Medical Psychotherapy (National)

Part Time:  2 Hours per week (0.5 PA)

Duration:  Fixed Term 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.

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 Medical Psychotherapy Training Programme Director, based in any region of Scotland. This senior role will involve the leadership and delivery of postgraduate specialty training in medical psychotherapy.  The role will involve close interaction with trainees and trainers and networking with other Mental Health Specialities Training Programme Directors across Scotland. Support is provided by an Associate Postgraduate Dean, and nationally via the mental health training programme management team and the Dean.

This will be across 0.5 PA of time (0.5 PA = 2 hours).

Applications are invited from trained doctors in any 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.  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 Rhiannon Pugh, Associate Postgraduate Dean (, or Professor Clare McKenzie, Postgraduate Dean (via

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

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

Committed to equal opportunities

Closing Date:  21st October 2021

Interview Date: 4th November 2021

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: