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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2020.

Clinical Teaching Fellows - Office Based

Job Reference: 249-MED9990264

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Clinical Teaching Fellow(s)-Office Based


We would like to appoint 16 Clinical Teaching Fellows (CTF)-office based for the Academic Year beginning August 2020. These are 1-year posts in the first instance, but they can be extended for a further 12 months by mutual agreement.


These posts are aimed at post foundation year doctors who wish to spend time working in a medical educational role at The Academy in Swindon, working with medical students from The Universities of Bristol (UoB), Oxford (UoO) & Kings College Hospital, London (KCH). The posts are suitable for doctors who wish to take time out before starting higher medical training or doctors who want to take a year out of a training programme (subject to agreement by the relevant training programme director) or for doctors interested in an academic career who wish to pursue a higher degree such as an MSc or doctorate (MD).


All appointee’s will be fully funded to undertake a formal educational qualification such as The Teaching & Learning for Health Professionals (TLHP) certificate or a master’s programme over 2 years in any academic area related to medicine. All appointees will spend 80% of their time working on the UG programme and 20% of their time undertaking supernumerary clinical work. The rotations will be agreed at interview.


The CTF’s will also be offered the opportunity & funding to take part in a range of educational programmes such as:


  1. Dept post graduate teaching in their chosen speciality while they prepare for part II MRCP, MRCS or Primary Care exams.
  2. Self-Selected Components in Uganda (Tropical Medicine) and the French Alps (Wilderness & Expedition Medicine, Sports Medicine) & Malta (Dive Medicine) (see appendix 2 of the job description).
  3. Medical Education & Widening Participation programmes
  4. Simulation training and leadership in our state-of-the-art simulation suite.


Appointment Procedure

If you would like to apply please complete the online application form, in addition, candidates can upload a copy of their CV. The closing date is 17:00 on the 24th January 2020. Short listed candidates will be notified by 17:00 on the 31st Jan 2020 and interviews will take place on 11th February 2020 at the Academy in Swindon (Venue: Holiday Inn, SN3 6AQ)


Mr Kevin Jones BSC (Hons) MB ChB BAO FRCOG MSc MD

Academy Medical Dean.

3rd January 2020

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  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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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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