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Medical Education Fellow

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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Medical Education Fellow
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Secondment - 12 months
37.5 hours per week
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Stewart House, Russell Square
Russell Square, London
Current Salary
27/01/2019 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 accreditation and ongoing commitment to Disability Confident, 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 (HEE) exists to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to patients and the public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and the right place.

Professional development Team in London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex comprises of: a) The Professional Support Unit (PSU) which provides specialist support to doctors and dentists in training, and other eligible learners, ensuring that the postgraduate deans are compliant with the Responsible Officer (RO) regulations b) The Multiprofessional Faculty Development team ensures that trainers in primary and secondary care meet the GDC and GMC Approval and Recognition of Trainers requirements, and promotes multi-professional approaches to developing educators.

An opportunity exists for a Medical Education Fellow to work within HEE’s Professional Development and Quality teams to support the work being done to improve the differential attainment of trainees from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds across London and KSS. The post holder will work closely with the Professional Development Leads, Postgraduate Deans, Quality, Patient safety and Commissioning teams and a variety of stakeholders as part of this project.


The Fellow will be mentored by an experienced researcher and will develop skills required to investigate, design and recommend a defined support to improve differential attainment. This will include exploring, testing and proposing a range of activities and interventions that would support doctors affected. The post will also provide the Education Fellow with the opportunity to understand and develop their leadership potential and skills.

This role will suit a trainee who has interest in research and is keen to work with various stakeholders in developing a plan to improve the issue of differential attainment.

Key elements for this Education Fellow portfolio are to:

  • Contribute to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HEE’s differential attainment action plan;
  • Provide continuous improvement of the Differential attainment strategy and delivery;
  • Conduct further investigation and development of successful approaches to address issues of differential attainment;
  • Explore and recommend a menu of options of activities and interventions based on the above;
  • Take a leading role in defining the generic and specialty specific requirements that will support trainees affected;
  • Develop professional relationships with key partners and stakeholders.


Interview date: 21st March 2019


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr David Mendel, Associate Dean, Professional Development Team.