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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2019.

ACF ST1, ST2, ST3 General Practice

Job Reference: J22-A-19-4482

West Midlands Workforce Deanery
ACF ST1, ST2, ST3 General Practice
West Midlands
£37,191 - £47,132

Academic Clinical Fellows –

ACF General Practice – University of Keele

Applications are invited for ACF Appointments in General Practice in the West Midlands (University of Keele). Successful applicants will be appointed at ST1,ST2 or ST3 level.

This advert will run from 30th October 2019 – 28th November 2019

Applications will open Week Commencing: 30th October 2019

Specialty: General Practice

Please note that an appointment may not be made in this specialty. There will be 1 ACF post in either Cardiology, General Internal Medicine OR General Practice.

Location of posts: University of Keele (1 post NIHR funded which is linked to Platform Science (“-omics”) and Bioinformatics

NIHR Priority Research Theme):

Platform Science (“-omics”) and Bioinformatics

Proposed Research:

Please refer to the Job Description

Outline of the clinical and academic programme

Please refer to the Job Description

Health Education England for the West Midlands have ACF posts to offer as part of the NIHR integrated Academic Training Pathway. Our Academic Clinical Training programme provides an outstanding opportunity to combine clinical and academic research in a uniquely stimulating, translational research environment.

The world-leading Universities located in the West Midlands benefit from the co-location of one of the largest catchment regions in Europe with an exceptionally strong scientific base. Our Academic Clinical Fellows are offered an excellent opportunity to acquire both a broad clinical training and a Masters Research degree.

Applicants must meet the NIHR Person Specification, the Specialty specific Person Specification entry Criteria, and apply for and be deemed appointable in the appropriate national interview (unless being a current trainee in the specialty is an entry option)

If applying at ST1 level, applicants will havehad to clinically benchmarked at the 2019 General Practice ST1 Interviews, if applying at ST2/ST3 level you will be an existing GP trainee with a Training Number.

You must be in post by 31st March 2020.

  • Entry at ST1 will be 4 years in duration, 3 years clinical and 1 year academic training

  • Entry at ST2 will be 3 years in duration, 2 years clinical and 1 year academic training

  • Entry at ST3 will be 2 years in duration, 1 years clinical and 1 year academic training

Applications will close: 28th November 2019

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 form 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 provided on this page. If you have any problems please contact

The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification attached.

All training programs are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently wish to train flexibly.

Challenging inequality and celebrating diversity
Flexible working arrangements will be considered for all posts

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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