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Training Programme Director - School of Paediatrics

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Secondment for 3 years
4.5 PA's (18 hours) per week
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St Chad's Court, Birmingham
West Midlands
In line with TPD sessional payment
18/09/2019 23:59

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Health Education England across the West Midlands is welcoming applications for a number of Training Programme Director (TPD) roles which have become available within the School of Paediatrics. The School is responsible for delivering a training programme for approximately 300 trainees. These posts present an ideal opportunity for an experienced educational supervisor aiming to develop their educational portfolio further. 

Successful applicants will support the Postgraduate Dean and Head of School of Paediatrics in the co-ordination, delivery and direction of the Paediatric Training programme.  

The posts available are listed below and attract 4.5 PA’s in total which will be reimbursed to the successful candidate’s employing Trust at £10,000 per session PA (pro rata).

  • TPD ST1 – 3 (1PA)
  • TPD ST4 – 8 (1PA)
  • TPD Quality Assurance (1PA)
  • TPD for Teaching (1PA)
  • TPD Neonatal Teaching Programmes (0.5PA)

The TPDs ensure that national standards determined by the Royal Colleges of Paediatrics are adhered to and national and HEE policies in Paediatrics are implemented. It is expected that they remain in clinical practice whilst fulfilling the role. The post will be offered for 3 years in the first instance with satisfactory annual appraisal, with the option of extending for a further 3 years if mutually agreed.

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 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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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Alex Philpott  (Head of School) or Dr Andy Whallett (Deputy Postgraduate Dean)