Senior Clinical Lead for Clinical Skills and Simulation

Job reference: 083205

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 21/01/2022

Job posted date: 23/12/2021

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

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 20

Department: Professional Development

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 the guidance from the Scottish Government*** 

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. 

A unique opportunity is now available as Clinical Lead for Skills and Simulation, based within the Medical Directorate but with a multi-professional outlook and close links with the other professional directorates including Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) and Pharmacy as well as the NHS Scotland Academy. 

The work will include: 

  • Providing strong and effective clinical leadership for the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) creating projects/programmes/initiatives, in partnership with multi-professional stakeholders working across health and social care in Scotland to deliver a high-quality workforce. 

  • Shaping and influencing the strategic direction of skills and simulation education at a local, regional, Scottish and UK level. 

  • Undertaking a portfolio of responsibilities in the design and implementation of a national strategy for skills and simulation. 

  • Developing in collaboration with the NHS Scotland Academy a wide range of simulation-based education to support the accelerated practitioner programmes and influencing a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach to simulation education. 

  • Collaborating with territorial Boards (including integrated joint boards) and HEIs, to contribute to service redesign, using quality assured simulation-based education for the development of the wider multi-professional health and social care workforce in line with the overall strategic direction.  

  • Providing strategic direction for research, development and innovation relating to the use of simulation-based education. 

  • Leading the dissemination of the quality assurance system for simulation-based education across Scotland to ensure standards of educational practice. ​​​​​​​

Applications are invited from clinicians who have experience in the delivery and assessment of simulation-based training as itemised in the job description and person specification. 


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: 21st January 2022 

Interview date: 14th February 2022 

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 recruitment process or the application portal, please contact NES HR Recruitment and/or Accessibility info and Jobtrain support  


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