Associate Adviser for GP South-East

NHS Education for Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Associate Adviser for GP (South-East)

GP Educator
Part Time; 3 PAs (12 hours per week)*
Permanent (Subject to annual review)

The Associate Adviser for quality management and education will have a focus on quality management but will also have a varied portfolio including a range of other educational roles and activities. The post holder will work collaboratively with the existing Assistant Directors and Associate Advisor in these roles.

The post holder will participate in Practice accreditation visits (minimum 12/year) with the expectation that he/she will be the lead visitor as soon as appropriate. The post holder will also participate in the training of practice visitors (usually 1 training day annually), participate in QA visits to hospitals representing GP as required, and participate in Foundation Training Practice visits.

As part of communication with other members of the Quality Management team, attendance at the Regional Quality Management Group meetings (RQMG) in Westport may be required (maximum 3/year). Pre- ARCP ‘sweeping’ of trainees’ e-portfolios, and involvement with ARC panels is also part of the role.

The post holder will also provide support to foundation trainers and their respective practices, working alongside the current AA with experience of this, with the aim of taking over this role. This will involve organisation of educational courses for GP Foundation Trainers, and liaison with the Foundation Programme Director.

The post holder will undertake other educational activities within South East region GP training, such as contribution to the running of the SE Scotland formative CSA course, contribution to the annual trainer's conference, attending and providing reports to the SE GP Executive meetings, and general GP education and training matters. The post holder will also become involved with and learn about GP rotation planning with the current AA responsible for this (Heather Peacock). He/she will participate in GP Recruitment and GP Careers Fairs if time allows, and will attend National TPD conferences as required for his/her own CPD.

Communication with relevant others and documentation of contacts with trainees is of high priority within this post. The nature of the post requires a degree of flexibility in terms of the changing emphasis on the different elements of the post as determined by priorities identified within the GP unit.

If you interested in the post, you should be medically qualified with a background in Primary Care, and understanding of and experience in GP education. Reporting to the Assistant Directors of General Practice Education, but working at times with a significant degree of autonomy, you should have excellent communication and organisational skills and a willingness to take responsibility for managing your own workload. You will be expected to participate in an annual appraisal with an Assistant Director.

The post holder would be expected to work from the Westport office Edinburgh, unless the role determines otherwise e.g. visiting trainer workshops, or on visits for practice accreditation.

*Please note that preference will be given to a suitable individual who can undertake all 3 sessions, however there may be circumstances where the sessions can be split, please state your preference in your statement of support.

For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Dr Amjad Khan or Dr MeiLing Denney by email or

CLOSING DATE: 21 January 2018
INTERVIEW DATE: 6 February 2018

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

Applications must be made on line via our website:

CVs will not be accepted