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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/10/2019.

Clinical Education Lead - Foundation Programme

Job Reference: 347-1726717

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Clinical Education
Southport or Ormskirk, Southport
£30,401-£37,267 per annum

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Clinical Education Lead – Foundation program

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust

Nursing & Midwifery/Medical Education


37.5 hours (Flexibility to work weekends or evenings if required)

Band 7


Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

The Medical Education department at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust has an extensive clinical skills and simulation education programme supporting the education and training of multi-professional groups including medical students and trainee doctors.

An opportunity has arisen for us to appoint an experienced, Clinical Education Lead who will be responsible for supporting the on-going expansion and delivery of our Foundation programme.

The newly appointed post holder will form part of the core team in the wider management, education and pastoral support of over 200 student and trainee doctors each year. They will plan and publish comprehensive annual teaching programmes in conjunction with their aligned College Tutors, Specialty Leads and Programme Coordinators.

Our team of Clinical Education Leads will expand the existing programmes of activity to ensure cross-site provision is equitable, accessible and appropriately aligned to the target groups’ curricula. Their remit will include the development of annual programme of activity, associated session plans and comprehensive resource materials.

The post holder will work as an integral part of an effective and cohesive team to develop and embed robust quality assurance and management processes, including a framework for supporting teaching observations, all of which will serve to support achievement of our contractual obligations with Health Education England (NW) and the University of Liverpool in the provision of excellent standards in medical education at the Trust.

Closing Date: 6th October, 2019

Shortlist date: 7th October, 2019

Interview date: 1st November, 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dawn Aspinall, Head of Medical Education on 01704 704517

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier that stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience


Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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.

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

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