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Training Programme Director - MRCPsych

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Secondment: For 3 years
Part time: 1 PA (4 hours) per week
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St Chad's Court
In line with TPD sessional payment
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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. 

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The School of Psychiatry is inviting applications for a Training Programme Director for the MRCPsych Chair. The post would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced educational supervisor /college tutor aiming to further develop their educational portfolio. 

The successful applicant for this post will support the Head of School of Psychiatry in the co-ordination and direction of Specialty training in Health Education England across the West Midlands. The post holder will develop, plan and ensure the delivery of the teaching of the MRCPsych course to Birmingham Core trainee’s years 1, 2 and 3. It is the chair’s responsibility to ensure the course covers, and keeps up to date with, the college curriculum. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and assist trainees in membership exam preparation, including delivery and support of 2 annual mock CASCs
  • Ensure the service user and carer input to the development and delivery of the course
  • Monitor and utilise trainee feedback to evaluate and improve course provision
  • Provide professional leadership and support to PGME administrative staff
  • Manage the MRCPsych budget
  • Appointment of and liaison with Trainee Representatives
  • Chairing MRCPsych Board and Honorary tutor meetings
  • Attending Deanery School of Psychiatry and external MRCPsych meetings
  • Manage resources relevant to the MRCPsych course, including oversight of the website and liaison with the Trust Library Service.

There is 1 Training Programme Director vacancy at 1 PA/session

The Training Programme Director will ensure that national standards determined by the Royal College of Psychiatrists are adhered to and national and HEE policies in Higher Specialty Training are implemented. 

The successful applicant will work closely with the Head of School, Postgraduate Dean and the Faculty Support Team to produce doctors who will strive for the highest standards of patient-centred care and commit themselves to a lifetime of professional development.

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.

Our work is set within the Five Year forward view for the NHS and is defined by the HEE Mandate from Government. It is part of the consensus on how the NHS needs to change, with a key focus on prevention and a commitment to reducing health inequalities and promoting equality and diversity. 

Please note: The post is offered on a secondment 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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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Jayne Greening

MBBS MMedSci MMedEd FRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist

Head of West Midlands Post Graduate School of Psychiatry

Lyndon Clinic

Winchcombe Road


B92 8PW

0121 301 4800