Severn/UHB Education Fellow

Academic Clinical Fellows/Lecturers 1

Recruitment Timetable

Apply from 2 March 2017
Closing date 24 March 2017

The United Hospitals Bristol in partnership with Health Education England (Severn Postgraduate Medical Education Office) is delighted to announce an opportunity to work with our senior staff on a variety of educational topics that will provide leadership experience to a successful doctor in training, whilst also continuing your training on the remaining days

The opportunity is for 12 months duration.

The start date will be dependent on successful negotiations with the employer. The trainee will then return to the training programme.

  • The trainee will have the opportunity to work two days a week (0.4 WTE), while continuing to spend the remainder of their clinical time working within their current employer (subject to employer agreement) and participating in contractually agreed out of hours commitment for their clinical specialty.
  • Applicants wishing to continue their less than full time contract arrangements will be considered, but would still be required to undertake 0.4 WTE for the Postgraduate Medical Education Office, reducing the clinical commitment accordingly.
  • The leadership component would not be recognised for clinical training and as a consequence the trainee will agree to an extension to the agreed training contract with a revised CT date.
  • At the time of commencement of the post the trainee must be fully registered with the GMC with a minimum of 12 months remaining on their training contract to be eligible. The trainee must also be in (or commencing) an ST3 post or above. They must also have an ARCP outcome 1.
  • They must be a trainee currently working, or about to undertake a rotational year of work, within UHB.
  • The secondment opportunity is not subject to an employment contract with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office; it will be regarded as an OOPE to the trainee’s training programme for the 0.4 wte in the leadership role.
  • The successful applicant will continue to be employed by UHB.

Background to Project

  • The successful trainee will work closely with a member or members of the UHB Medicine department.
  • The successful trainee will hold a major leadership role in establishing and developing the mortality review process in UHB. This role would lead to the development of a mortality review group and the development of a system to efficiently review mortality. This role would be as a ‘Project manager’ supported by the Medical Directors Office. Close relationships with both the AHSN and the RCP and it would be expected that the trainee would publish and present their work nationally. This is a major opportunity to be involved at the forefront of the development of a patient safety initiative in a major Hospital. The members of the Medical Directors team with direct responsibility for mortality are Dr Emma Redfern and Dr Mark Callaway
  • The successful applicant will be expected to complete a postgraduate Certificate in Education or management/leadership qualification which will be funded by the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.
  • They will be expected to undertake educational projects. It is anticipated such work may lead to the opportunity of presenting at a local or national meeting and submission for publication.

Person specification

  • A GMC registered doctor working within UHB within the Division of medicine
  • Our working days can be flexible, dependent on the clinical commitment.
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic trainee who is able to manage their own time effectively and who wishes to use this opportunity to develop their educational and leadership skills, so that they will be well placed in the future to take on senior roles, post CCT.
  • We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills, capable of team working, maintaining confidentiality and a desire to succeed with the various challenges that the role presents.
  • Only trainees on ARCP outcome 1 will be considered.
  • All trainees in ST3 core, higher specialty are eligible to apply if they fulfil the above criteria.
  • Selection will be by an interview process.


  • Application date extended until Friday 24 March 2017
  • Application in the form of a CV plus Covering letter to be sent to Mrs Jess George
  • To be submitted by the closing date with a subject heading Education Fellow 2017/2018