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  • Advert number: 302104-0
  • Posted Date: 01/05/12
  • Closing Date: 04/06/12

NHS Education for Scotland

Deputy Director of Medicine


Reference No: 191BR

NHS Education for Scotland is responsible for supporting NHS frontline services through the development and delivery of education, training and workforce development for those who work in NHS Scotland. Our work covers the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development continuum supported by effective research. We work closely with Higher and Further education and are developing our role across health and social care.

One of our key responsibilities is the planning, commissioning and ensuring delivery of high quality postgraduate medical education in Scotland. Through our four postgraduate deaneries we have operational responsibility for ensuring all aspects of postgraduate medical education from Foundation to Core and Speciality Training are delivered to the highest standards. Training programmes covering 61 separate speciality curricula and 32 recognised sub-speciality programmes are delivered in educational environments in primary and secondary care in NHS Boards. We work closely with all NHS Boards as well as the Medical Royal Colleges, Faculties, General Medical Council and other agencies.

Our Medical Director Dr Stewart Irvine took up post in April 2012 and he wishes to appoint a Deputy Medical Director to support him in the development of postgraduate medical education in Scotland. Medically qualifi ed with a background in Primary Care, Secondary Care or Public Health and experience and understanding of postgraduate medical education, you will have the profi le and personal credibility to deliver this national and international leadership role at a time of signifi cant change. Reporting to the Medical Director you will have signifi cant experience of leading change in complex environments and be highly experienced in working with a wide range of diverse and often competing stakeholders. You will posses the relationship management and negotiation skills required to operate and infl uence effectively in a politically sensitive environment.

The level of remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant in line with the national terms and conditions for the Consultant Grade for NHS Scotland or other alternative salary scales and terms and conditions, as appropriate.

For a confi dential discussion on the role please contact Dr Stewart Irvine on 0131 313 8043 or email

If you believe you can meet the challenges of this role we welcome your application. For further job information, and to apply online by uploading your CV, please visit our website on

If you have any queries on the application process please contact or 0131 220 8632.

Closing date: 4th June 2012 (10am).

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