Foundation Programme Director

Job reference: 055876

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 16/06/2021

Job posted date: 02/06/2021

Salary: Consultant (£84,984 - £112,925)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 4

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***  

Foundation Programme Director 


Scotland Deanery 

Part Time; 1 PA (4 hours per week) 

Fixed Term for 2 years* 

Flexible Base / Any NES Office Location 

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to take on the Foundation Programme Director role for a fixed term for 2 years.  The role has been developed to support a cohort of foundation doctors who have been recruited this year in addition to the normal complement for the Scotland Deanery.  This has arisen due to the high number of medical student applicants for the foundation programmes across the UK.  As a result of this initiative to offer additional posts, the foundation doctors will be placed across Scotland.  Uniquely this FPD role will involve oversight of trainees in multiples training regions. 

The FPD is responsible for the overall management and quality management of a Foundation programme which consists of approximately 30 trainees (both F1 and F2). The FPD supports the delivery of Foundation training programmes and ensures that Foundation doctors are able to access a comprehensive range of experiences to enable them to gain the competencies necessary for full registration and completion of foundation training. 

The FPD should be a Consultant, General Practitioner or Career Grade Doctor and is accountable to the Postgraduate Dean through the Associate Dean and Consortium Lead. He or she may also combine the role with that of an educational and/or clinical supervisor. 

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

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. 

You can also contact the Postgraduate Dean or Chair of Foundation Training Board who will be happy to discuss the post with you:

Clare McKenzie – 

Duncan Henderson – 

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date. 

CVs will not be accepted. 

Closing Date:    16th June 

Interview Date:    7th July