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Clinical Education Fellow

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Job summary

Maintaining a high quality training environment for junior doctors is paramount to ensuring the recruitment and retention of medical staff at all levels.

The UHL Department of Clinical Education has a focus on improving quality in medical education and has developed a range of tools to monitor, measure and manage quality improvement in medical education. This has enabled the Trust, to be proactive in identifying areas of good practice as well as early, emerging challenges. The UHL Medical Education Strategy outlines the key priorities for the Department of Education which include a focus on improving quality in medical education.

The role will offer opportunities to work on projects related to improving postgraduate medical education that reflect current priorities at local and national level.

There will also be opportunities to teach at postgraduate and undergraduate level and participate in undergraduate assessment activity.

This Fellowship post will also provide an opportunity to develop organisational and leadership skills necessary for future roles as consultants and clinical leaders.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an established interest in medical education, for example through previous teaching or postgraduate qualifications

Applicants must have previous experience of delivering care in the NHS (attachments and observerships will not be considered). Please do not apply if you have not previously worked in the NHS.Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

Clinical Education project work- The nature of this work will be determined following discussion with the Fellow and there is flexibility, depending on the specific interests of the Fellow appointed.

The Fellow will work with the Department of Clinical Education senior management team to assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to improve junior doctor morale within UHL.

The Clinical Education Fellow will be a tutor for the Leicester Medical School Phase 1 (year 2) bedside teaching programme, with a number of assigned student groups.

There will also be opportunities to facilitate simulation based teaching, get involved in assessment activities and gain experience in writing examination questions/simulation scenarios.

About us

The Department of Clinical Education at UHL employs a number of Education Fellows who are supervised by the Director of Medical Education. The wider team of Education Fellows provides good peer support with identified office space and resources.

We have a busy clinical skills and simulation unit with opportunities to participate in OSCEs and develop new teaching programmes.There are opportunities to present work at local meetings and the Department are keen to support new projects and initiatives wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An example of a weekly timetable is shown below:








Bedside teaching


PG Cert



Project work


Project work

Project work

Project work

Teaching activity

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not intended to be exhaustive, may vary over time and are subject to management review and amendment.

Please note, whilst the role is non-clinical, it is expected that the candidate will take part in some clinical activities during their self-development time in order to maintain skills and complete an ARCP with their supervisor at the end of the post.

Locum shifts as part of the staff bank can also be negotiated.

As a member of UHL staff, the post-holder will also be required to maintain compliance with all statutory and mandatory training requirements.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications


  • Has GMC registration
  • Has completed Foundation Level training


  • Education qualification
  • Education related award or prize
  • Project management qualification or course



  • Experience of delivering care in a UK setting
  • Evidence of interest and commitment to education and training
  • Experience of teaching at UG and/or PG level
  • Project management experience


  • Leadership of simulation delivery
  • Experience of presenting work at local, national or international level



  • High level of proficiency in English, sufficient to undertake teaching and administrative activities utilising English Language materials and to communicate effectively with staff and students
  • Ability to inspire learners and motivate a team
  • Understanding of attributes required for an effective teacher

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