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GP Lecturer (Associate Sub Dean-Tyne Region) 0.1 FTE

Requisition ID:  20384

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  13-Jun-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Salary: £84,559 per annum, pro rata


Closing Date: 28 June 2022


The Role


The core function of the GP Lecturer (Associate Sub Dean-Tyne Region) is to manage and oversee the GP placements in the Tyne region. This involves managing and supervising the GP Lectures in the region, who recruit, monitor, supervise, train and support GP undergraduate teachers and practices.


You will join an enthusiastic and vibrant group of GP educationalists at this exciting time of expansion of GP undergraduate teaching at Newcastle University.


For more information about the Faculty of Medical Sciences please visit here.


For more information about the School of Medical Education please visit here.


This role is part time - 0.10 FTE (4 hours per week)


Interviews are scheduled to take place on 20 July 2022.


Candidates wishing to discuss the posts may contact Dr Hugh Alberti, (


Key Accountabilities

Accountable to the Board of Medical Studies through Sub Dean for Primary and Community Care (P&CC) and the Director of Medical Studies to manage the delivery of the MBBS primary care teaching within the Regional Medical School to ensure equality of teaching, learning, assessment and support for all students which can be reviewed
GP Lecturers:
•    Recruitment and selection, support and advice
•    PDRs
•    Observed teaching feedback either of student teaching in own practice or delivery of teaching to other clinicians as part of their skills development in teaching
•    GP teachers - overseeing practice/new teacher recruitment
•    Ensuring appropriate number and distribution of practices for student placements in the various trusts across the relevant area
•    Enabling effective communication with GP teachers including curriculum updates, assessment info etc
•    Provision of local Teach the Teachers programme for teacher development
•    Supporting practice visits/observed teaching by GPLs when capacity for GPLs is limited although the aim would be to have the ASD as an overseeing role rather than directly responsible for the ongoing visits
•    Supporting GPLs and GP teachers when complex situations arise relating to poor teaching feedback or issues with students with complex needs
•    Encourage use of resources in the MLE
•    Regional/wider staff development or education
•    Contribution to Clinical teachers forum
•    Contribution to GP educational conferences

Liaison with LEP colleagues within the relevant trusts (specific trusts detailed in appendix):
•    Ensuring adequate and high-quality Primary Care placements - liaison with administrative staff
•    Attending LEP central monthly meetings
•    Attending Local Trust teaching meetings where primary care input is required
•    Attending local staff student committee meetings,
•    Informal troubleshooting meetings and early identification of potential difficulties (student or GP teacher issues)

Quality assurance:
•    Review of student evaluation for the relevant area
•    Ensure data available for each practice/GP teacher - attendance at staff development, completed practice visits, response to student evaluation data
•    Provision of assessment training and benchmarking for GP teachers to standardise Primary Care assessments
•    attend monthly steering group meetings

Curriculum development and implementation:
•    Ensure changes to curriculum disseminated to GP teachers
•    Respond to evaluation data to propose curriculum changes as needed to GP steering Group
•    Liaison with other course leads to develop curriculum changes that facilitate vertical and horizontal curriculum integration
•    Contribution to inductions for year 3/4/5 where required
•    Development of new primary care course material as need arises to populate the MLE and also support teacher delivery
•    Advise on introduction of new topics in primary care into the curriculum reflecting the changing landscape of General Practice
•    Representing primary care in the standard setting sessions and contributing to the question bank for assessment throughout the year
•    Contributing to the marking of written and oral assessments throughout the curriculum
•    Contribute to OSCE and MOSLER exams

Liaison with Primary Care & MBBS leads:
•    Planning and contributing to regional GPL meetings
•    Planning and chairing regular local GPL meetings
•    Attendance at a selection of other speciality meetings to represent Primary Care teaching
•    Attend BoMs as agreed by Dr Hugh Alberti when the Primary Care Sub Dean is on annual leave
 •   Contribution to general MBBS programme and innovation for Primary Care teaching as agreed with the Sub Dean for Primary & Community Care.


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience
•    Good communicator, both one-to-one and small groups
•    IT skills including experience of MS Office
•    Collaborative and team working skills
•    Good organisational skills
•    Ability to prioritise and organise time effectively
•    Enthusiasm and creativity
•    Potential to link research, practice and teaching

•    Experience of speaking in public, including lectures or conferences
•    Some flexibility in the practice


Attributes and Behaviour
•    Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students
•    Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team
•    Sensitivity to the views of others
•    Enthusiasm for the task in hand


•    Holds an MBBS degree or equivalent
•    Fully qualified (MRCGP) and currently practising GP with teaching experience
•    Knowledge of the MBBS curriculum

•    Possesses a further teaching qualification, such as the Certificate in Medical Education, a Trainer’s qualification, or a further degree


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 20384