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Director of Clinical Communication Skills (part time)

Education Centre

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing Date:  Sunday 17 December 2023
Interview Date:  Monday 08 January 2024
Reference:  MED510423

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development and structure of the new curriculum within the School of Medicine.

This role has been created to lead the Clinical Communication Skills for the medical undergraduate degree in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham. You will be a medically-qualified clinician with a passion for teaching, scholarship and development of a communication skills curriculum to meet the needs of the future medical workforce. 

Nottingham is a sought-after UK University in which to study medicine and has one of the largest yearly intakes of medical students. Our BMBS medicine programmes have a total of around 2500 students at any one time with various routes of entry.

The Director of Clinical Communication Skills at the University of Nottingham's School of Medicine is a senior academic leadership role within the institution. You will be responsible for overseeing and leading the development, implementation, and continuous enhancement of the clinical communication skills curriculum for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) undergraduate degree program. You will play a vital role in equipping medical students with effective communication abilities crucial for patient-centred care and interprofessional collaboration. 

This role presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical academic to shape the communication skills training of future medical professionals and contribute to the ongoing excellence of the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham.

As this is a University clinical academic appointment, it is a requirement that you maintain regular NHS clinical practice, GMC registration, a licence to practice and entry on the GMC Speciality or GP Register, be revalidated with the GMC and undertake an appraisal according to Follett principles.

The post is offered on a permanent, part time (20 hours per week) contract. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Clare Sharpe, Dean of Education, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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