GP Associate Advisor for Foundation

Job reference: 056542

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 22/06/2021

Job posted date: 08/06/2021

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***  

Fixed Term for 12 Months* 

Base:  Flexible Base / Any NES Office Location 

This national GP Associate Adviser role is a new initiative developed as part of Scottish Government’s expansion of foundation programmes and will be a key link between the foundation programme and the GP trainer community.  The ambition is to increase the number of foundation placements through recruitment of new GP training practices and through a positive educational experience promote recruitment to GP specialty training. 

The successful applicant to this GP Associate Adviser post will work with the GP Director/ Assistant, other GP AAs with Foundation responsibility, Foundation School Director and Foundation Associate Postgraduate Deans to identify new GP foundation training practices in Scotland and to provide support for GP trainers supervising foundation trainees.  

  • In conjunction with the GP Postgraduate education team they will provide a team based approach to Educational Supervisor support including individual feedback, meetings and trainer workshop input. 
  • In conjunction with the NES Careers team they will encourage recruitment to GP Specialty Training. 

Communication with relevant others is of high priority within this post. The nature of the post requires a degree of flexibility in terms of the changing emphasis of the post as determined by priorities identified within the GP Postgraduate education team. 

This post is a one session post and can be based in any of the NES Postgraduate Offices in Scotland.  
The successful applicant will be medically qualified with a background in Primary Care and understanding of and experience in GP education. Reporting to the GP Director, they should have excellent communication and organisational skills and the willingness to take responsibility for managing their own workload. They are expected to participate in an annual appraisal with one of the Assistant GP Directors. The post is temporary, subject to annual review, with a salary based on the GP Educator’s scale. Fixed term for 18 months 

** 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 Info Pack which includes a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.  
For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Professor Amjad Khan by email : 

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

CVs will not be accepted 

Closing date: 22 June 2021 

Interview date: 9 July 2021