TPD - General Practice – East Region (Eastwards)
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Job reference: 061593

Location: Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Job closing date: 26/07/2021

Job posted date: 16/07/2021

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

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

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***


  • FTC for 36 months
  • 1 session (4hrs) per week 

Who We Are

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.

We are the leader in educational design, delivery and quality assurance and provide wide-ranging support to workforce development. We are the official provider of workforce statistics for NHS Scotland and support national workforce planning. We design and develop digital technologies supporting innovation and transformation.

Our purpose is to drive change and improve the quality of care experienced by citizens across Scotland by ensuring that we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. NES is integral to improving outcomes for people and in ensuring a skilled and capable workforce underpins the design and delivery of services. As an organisation, we recognise the significant contribution we can make to improving population health, reducing inequalities and economic development.

What You Will Do 

You will be an active member of the TPD GPST Educational team in the West Region, with a particular emphasis on programme management and providing support for GP Trainees and Educational Supervisors (ES). This will involve support for Educational Supervisors’s via the local trainers’ group, skills development for established ES’s and supporting trainees requiring performance support. Other facets of the role are described in the job description.

What You Will Bring

These will include but are not restricted to:

Essential Areas:

  • Education and Professional Qualifications
  • GMC full registration
  • General Practitioner registration
  • MRCGP and uphold college standards
  • Current GPST Educational Supervisor
  • Experience/Training (including research if appropriate)
  • Current involvement in clinical General Practice
  • Knowledge of management and governance structures in medical education and training
  • Awareness of recent changes in the delivery of medical education and training nationally and locally
  • Awareness of differential attainment and Disability Discrimination Act
  • Interest and enthusiasm for improving delivery of medical education and training and continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge of assessment methods, educational diagnosis and RCGP examinations and ePortfolio tools
  • Specific Skills & Knowledge
  • Effective leadership and communications skills, motivating and developing others, approachability, good interpersonal skills
  • 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)
  • RCGP Examiner
  • Evidence of relevant research and/or publications
  • Evidence of experience at strategic level of national or international education organisations
  • Ability to plan and deliver educational workshops
  • Specific Skills & Knowledge
  • Evidence of supporting trainees and trainers
  • Promoting use of digital technology in educational delivery
  • Evidence of audit/research in medical education​​​​​​​

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Chris Mair –

* 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 Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.

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

  • Closing date: 26th July 2021
  • Interview date: 13th August 2021

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, religion, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief.


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If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment: ​​​​​​​


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