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Foundation Training Programme Director – West Midlands for Careers Advice

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Secondment for 3 years
Full time: 1 PA (4 hours) per week
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St Chad's Court
In line with TPD sessional payment
01/03/2020 23:59

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution. 

We are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.  

HEE have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently.  We are proud to showcase our Disability Confident Employer accreditation, being an Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, our bronze award from the Defence Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships and Tommy’s pregnancy at work scheme.

Health Education England is looking to appoint two Foundation Training Programme Directors with a specific responsibility for careers guidance.  Each postholder will carry responsibility for one of the three Foundation schools within the West Midlands and will work within the Midlands careers framework supporting the Foundation School Director in the delivery of a regional careers guidance service.

The Foundation programme is responsible for approximately 1,300 trainees in the West Midlands.  The post would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced educational supervisor aiming to develop their skills and further enhance their educational portfolio.

The posts available are listed below and attract 1 PA each (4 hours per week) which will be reimbursed to the successful candidate’s employing Trust at £10,000 per session PA (pro rata). We welcome applications from General Practice and equivalent employment arrangements will be made for any successful GP applicants

  • FTPD Careers—Central Foundation School (1PA/4 Hours)
  • FTPD Careers—South Foundation School (1PA/4 Hours)

It is expected that Foundation Training Programme Directors continue in clinical practice while fulfilling the role. The posts will be offered for 3 years in the first instance with satisfactory annual appraisal, with the option of extending for a further 2 years if mutually agreed. All successful candidates will be provided with the relevant training to carry out this role.

The successful applicant , together with other career advisors, will work closely with the Clinical Tutors/ DME’sin the school, Foundation School Director, Postgraduate Dean and the Faculty Support Team to provide careers support for Foundation Doctors in each school and wider as necessary in line with the HEE Midlands and national (MDRS) careers strategy.

HEE working across the West Midlands is responsible for the delivery of high quality postgraduate medical and dental education and training across the region and HEE is committed to the development of a medical and dental workforce that will support high quality patient care.

Please note: The post is offered on a contract for services basis and all candidates are reminded that if they are successful, they are responsible for securing written agreement from their Trust/Practice for release from clinical work for the specified number of PAs/sessions.



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Andy Whallett, Deputy Postgraduate Dean: