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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2021.

Trust Grade Doctor (ST3+) Chief Registrar

Job Reference: 358-2928249-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Internal Medicine
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Fully funded post available from August 2021, ST5 and above

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated trainee to join University Hospitals Leicester as a chief registrar, starting in August 2021.

The chief registrar role provides junior doctors with the chance to develop a wide range of skills in leadership and management, education and quality improvement.

The chief registrar initiative has been developed by the Future Hospital Programme at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and has the support of Health Education England, English deans and the General Medical Council (GMC).

Working as a chief registrar provides trainees with a springboard that places them at the heart of designing patient care, and it enables trainees to take ownership of their career development.

Uniquely, this role will enable the postholder to continue in a clinical role for 3 days per week, with the remaining 2 days being protected for leadership development and quality improvement project management. Joining the second cohort of an established and already successful UK-wide programme, the chief registrars will participate in a first-class, bespoke leadership development programme that is delivered in partnership with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) and the RCP’s Education Department.

Applications are welcomed from anyone working to ST5 level or above who is training in a medical specialty that includes general internal medicine, and who has full GMC registration and has attained the full MRCP diploma or equivalent.

This is a fixed-term role for a period of 12 months.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion about the chief registrar post, please contact:

Dr Lee Walker, Deputy Clinical Director, Emergency & Specialist Medicine


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLee WalkerJob titleDeputy Clinical DirectorAdditional contact information


For an informal discussion about the chief registrar post, please contact:

Dr Lee Walker, Deputy Clinical Director, Emergency & Specialist Medicine


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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