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Deputy Postgraduate Dean (Backfill sessions)

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Deputy Dean
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed Term (2 years in the first instance)
Between 1 - 3 x P.A.s
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3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN
£76,761 - £103,490
02/03/2018 23:59


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DEPUTY POSTGRADUATE DEAN (backfill sessions)

From February 2018 there will be vacancies in Deputy Postgraduate Dean sessional commitment, available for backfill due to the flexible working and reduction in sessions of the Deputy Postgraduate Dean in Hospital and Community Care (DDHCC) and available Deputy Postgraduate Dean (GP) sessions.

 The role of Deputy Dean in England has evolved over a number of years as a result of changes in healthcare education and training, the implementation of revalidation, the emergence of new workforce solutions and the continuing development of Health Education England (HEE).

The role of the Deputy Dean helps support the Postgraduate Health Education England Dean in embracing corporate, statutory and non-statutory functions, aligning with the HEE mandate. The role is focussed firmly upon improving patient and learner safety and experience, and ensuring effective educational outcomes.

To support the Postgraduate Dean, Deputy and Associate Deans will work across the spectrum of health and where relevant, social care, within the context of a team, so that the provision of education reflects changing service models. This will deliver an integrated workforce comprising individuals from a spectrum of professional and other backgrounds.

The Deputy Dean (DD) is professionally and managerially accountable to the Health Education England Postgraduate Dean for the local team area.

The DD sessions (in both roles) support the Postgraduate Dean in delivering the Health and care workforce strategy[1] and would be focused on Sustainable Transformation Partnership (STP) facing work including non-medical workforce development, planning and transformation. The Associate Dean/s (AD) with these sessions will work closely with the DD to develop a comprehensive, integrated workforce planning strategy for the North West (NW) and North of England (NoE).

The post holder will:

Provide support to the Deputy Dean with strategic leadership  responsibility for key areas of work (STP facing , workforce and transformation)

  • Deputise (when appropriate) for the Deputy Dean in the Postgraduate Dean’s senior team
  • Champion multi-professional healthcare education and workforce transformation and development
  • Support the Postgraduate Dean and Local Director in delivering the HEE Mandate and objectives for workforce transformation set out in the Five Year Forward View

The successful applicant will have:

A medical qualification, registered with the GMC with a licence to practise and be on the Specialist or GP register.

  • Experience at a senior level in education and training (as detailed in the personal specification) with experience as Associate Dean (HCC or GP)
  • An inspirational leadership style with the ability to lead within a team
  • Influencing and networking skills
  • An innovative and inclusive approach to delivering high quality multi-professional education
  • A sound understanding of quality management and medical education
  • experience of working at a senior level in a managed organisation in the NHS

In total, there are 5 Deputy Postgraduate Dean sessions available for back fill; 2 are for backfill for Hospital & Community Care and 3 are for Primary Care.

The backfill sessions will be 2 years fixed term subject to review at annual HEENW AD appraisal

[1] Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future – a draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027

Please note that internal applicants ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given priority consideration, internal applicants will be considered at second stage, followed by all other applicants.




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Further details / informal visits contact

For information and discussion about these posts please contact:

Mr John Adams Deputy Postgraduate Dean for Hospital & Community Care

Dr Bob Kirk Deputy Postgraduate Dean for Primary Care



Tel: 0161 625 7641