Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowships

Job reference: 072665

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 01/11/2021

Job posted date: 11/10/2021

Salary: Current Salary will apply

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 40 hours per week

Department: Training Programme Management

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland




Established as a Special Health Board, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the provider of leading-edge specialist learning, education and skills development for all health service employees in Scotland. These Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow (SCLF) posts are for one year, from  August 2022.

The Fellowship is open to medical and dental specialty trainees who, at the time of interview are in a substantive training post; medical specialty trainees must have successfully completed CT2/ ST2 at the time of commencing the post, and dental specialty trainees must have successfully completed two years of dental specialty training (i.e. ST2).

NES in partnership with Scottish Government are pleased to announce they are recruiting more Fellows to the SCLF programme. Multiple posts are available, based in a range of host organisations that may include;

  • NHS Education for Scotland
  • The Scottish Government
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • Territorial Health Boards/ Regional Planning Groups
  • A range of Royal Colleges
  • General Medical Council

This is a prestigious scheme open to medical and dental trainees in Scotland who have the ambition and curiosity to push their development to new heights. As summarised by a previous fellow:

”As a doctor, I want to be an active participant in how patient care is designed. I don't want to be frustrated by system failures, I want to be inspired by the challenge, and this fellowship is helping me acquire the knowledge, skills and contacts required to do so.

These one-year posts are an integral aspect of NHS Scotland’s approach to developing Professionalism & Excellence in the medical and dental professions. Fellows will have a bespoke opportunity to develop leadership capabilities and contribute to aspects of contemporary health- and care-related activity. The programme aims to provide NHS Scotland with a cadre of doctors and dentists that are committed to living and working in Scotland and have enhanced capability to offer leadership in their work place and potentially at national and international levels.

For further information, please contact:

Medical Trainees:

Dental Trainees:

Arrangements can be made to discuss the fellowship with current or previous post-holders.

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: 1st of November 2021

Interview date: will be held remotely on 13th and 14th December

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: