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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/11/2020.

Academic Clinic Fellow in Neurology

Job Reference: J96-NEURO-2021-ACF

Wessex Deanery
£31,217 - £49, 085

Applications are invited for 1 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) on the Neurology training programme at ST3 level in HEE-Wessex starting in August 2021.If you wish to be considered for each of the ACF Neurology posts, please ensure you apply to each vacancy advertised.

This post is part of a multi-specialty ACF post, there is one post available in either General Surgery, Medical Oncology or Neurology. Shortlisted candidates forallspecialties will be interviewed and the best candidate appointed. 


Please note that applicants at each entry level will be ranked against each other based upon the level of training to which they are applying. Person specifications for clinical competence will be based upon the relevant grade to which you are applying. Full details of each are available from the Specialty Training Website.


Clinical benchmarking is required if you do not hold an NTN/DRN in the GMC specialty or level that you are applying for.


The application window opens on 01/10/2020 at 10:00 UK time and closes on 04/11/2020 at 13:00 UK time.You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application forms as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.


You must apply via our online recruitment system, Oriel. Oriel can be accessed from the link below.


The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification. The person specification for this specialty is available from the Specialty Training website which can be accessed from Oriel. Please visit the Health Education England – Wessex website to find out the following information:


  • Likely locations of posts within the training programme

  • Expected rotation details

  • Anticipated outcome of the training programme, subject to satisfactory progression

  • Travel and relocation expenses policy


Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training 2020 – Immigration Requirements


With effect from 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners are on the Shortage Occupation List. This means thatwith the exception ofall applicants to Public Health, all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the RLMT; there will be no restriction on their appointment.



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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