Chief Registrar

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 enthusiastic and motivated senior trainees (ST4 or above) with an interest in leadership, management and quality improvement to join Stepping Hill Hospital as a chief registrars.

The chief registrar role provides senior trainees with 40% protected time to develop skills and confidence in leadership, management and quality improvement. Learning that chief registrars gain from the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) bespoke development programme will be put into practice in a supported environment that provides autonomy, flexibility and support to develop and support projects that address key local challenges and priorities. This may include service improvement, engagement and morale, education and training, workforce, and sustainability.

Main duties of the job

40-50% protected time for chief registrar role 50-60% clinical practice. This is an essential requirement.

Chief registrars should focus on addressing key local challenges and priorities, which may include some or all of the following:
  • Providing a 'bridge' between senior clinical leaders, managers and the wider trainee workforce to improve communication, engagement and morale.
  • Service improvement, for example redesigning pathways, implementing new technology and establishing new services to improve flow and outcomes for patients.
  • Improving the quality of clinical and non-clinical education and training activities, and supporting/mentoring other trainees to engage in quality improvement.
  • Involvement in workforce planning and improving the deployment of trainees to meet service needs and improve morale.
  • Improving efficiency and reducing waste.
  • Working across teams and boundaries to engage stakeholders in quality improvement and influence change.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

The amount of time spent undertaking clinical commitments will be determined by individual NHS organisations and will vary between 50% and 60%. This is in order to protect the minimum of 40% protected time for chief registrar responsibilities. On-call commitments may vary and should be determined locally.

Enrolment on RCP development programme:

The RCP delivers a bespoke development programme for chief registrars that comprises five 2-day modules.

Travel and accommodation expenses for chief registrars attendance at development programme modules cannot be reimbursed by the RCP.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
  • If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Full registration with General Medical Council
  • Be fit to practice
  • Should be ST4 or above
  • Should not already hold a CCT or be within 12 months (ideally not within 18 months) of completion of training on intended start date
  • Must have approval of TPD to apply


  • Additional relevant degree (intercalated, masters or doctorate)

Clinical skills


  • Evidence of clinical competencies in their specialty appropriate for their stage in training
  • An appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need

Leadership and management


  • Evidence of effective team working and leadership, supported by multi-source feedback or workplace-based assessments
  • Self-awareness, with knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, impact and areas for development
  • Interest in and knowledge of the importance of leadership and management for clinicians


  • Evidence of effective leadership (e.g. evidence of leading innovations or improvements)
  • Understanding of the local and national context of the NHS, including economic and political influences

Education and teaching


  • Evidence of interest in and experience of teaching


  • Participation in degree or diploma courses in education
  • Development of teaching programmes

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust



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