GP Associate Advisor

Job reference: 048647

Location: Inverness

Job closing date: 08/04/2021

Job posted date: 25/03/2021

Salary: Associate Adviser (£91,388-£111,945)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 12

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***

Terms: Permenant
Base location: Centre for Health Science, Inverness

Who We Are 
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.

What you'll do 

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to:

•    The role is to be part of the educational team in the North Region responsible for the delivery of GP training. A distinctive role will be to take a lead within the team for our GPST Educational programme. A further role will be to support organisation of hospital rotation planning, and the setting-up/delivery of stage specific induction. In addition, there will be involvement in other AA roles such as practice visiting and ARCP panels.

What you'll bring 
These will include but are not restricted to:

Essential Areas: 
     Education and Professional Qualifications
        - GMC full registration 
        - Hold Specialist or General Practitioner registration 
        - Hold MRCGP and uphold college standards

     Experience/Training (including research if appropriate)
        - Currently involved in clinical General Practice 
        - Knowledge of management and governance structures in medical education and training and awareness of recent changes in the delivery of medical education and training nationally and locally. 
        -  Interest and enthusiasm for improving delivery of medical education and training and continuing professional development
        - Knowledge of assessment methods

     Specific Skills & Knowledge
      Effective leadership and communications skills, motivating and developing others, approachability, good interpersonal skills 
     Evidence of delivering well evaluated teaching sessions/tutorials
     Evidence of personal development in medical education

     Personal Attributes
     Health standards applicable – Doctor 
     Adequate time within the working week to undertake responsibilities as outlined in the job description.

Desirable Areas:
    Education and Professional Qualifications
      - PG qualification in education

   Experience/Training (including research if appropriate)
      - Evidence of relevant research and/or publications. 
      - Evidence of experience at strategic level of national or international education organisations

   Specific Skills & Knowledge
      - Evidence of supporting trainees and trainers. 
      - Understand use of IT in education. 
      - Evidence of audit/research in medical education.  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Rod Sampson – (

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack below which includes a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. 
CVs will not be accepted.

•    Closing date: 8th April 2021
•    Interview date: 30th April 2021


The closing date for this job has now passed.