Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education and Training

11 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education and Training
Scotland Deanery, East Sector

NES is a national special Health Board with a vision of Quality Education for a Healthier Scotland, and a mission to provide education that enables excellence in healthcare for the people of Scotland through the themes of an excellent workforce, improved quality, new models of care, enhanced educational infrastructure and an improved organisation. The work of the organisation is underpinned by the NHS Scotland Quality strategy, and the 2020 Vision for health and social care. 

NES has leads for each of the key professional groups in the NHS, organised within a Directorate structure. The Medical Director has particular responsibility for medical education and training in addition to wider corporate and multi-professional responsibilities. The postholder has a key strategic role in supporting this work, through the provision of leadership at UK, Scottish, and regional levels, contributing to the strategic development of postgraduate medical education and the wider NHS workforce. 

Medically qualified with a background in primary care and the relevant experience and understanding of postgraduate medical education, the postholder will require high levels of strategic thinking, influencing, negotiating and partnership working skills combined with a visible and dynamic leadership which is exercised in a local and national context. He/she must have the presence, credibility and stature to lead for NES and the Directorate in our most complex national environment and contribute to the leadership and development of a strategically highly significant Directorate which impacts directly on the delivery of clinical care and patient safety. 

If you are interested in the role, please click the apply button where the job description, person specification and online application form are available. 

Closing Date: 30 April 2018.

Further information may also be found on the Scotland Deanery website

For an informal discussion about any aspect of this role, please contact: Professor Stewart Irvine, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NHS Education for Scotland. Tel: 0131 656 3347, Email: 

Quality education for a healthier Scotland 
Committed to Equal Opportunities


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