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GP Lecturer

Requisition ID:  1108

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date:  04-Nov-2019


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.


Salary: £79,860 pro rata per annum 

Closing Date: 18 November 2019


Interview Date: 2 December 2019


The School of Medical Education invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of GP Lecturer for two sessions per week.  You should be fully qualified and hold the MRCGP; be an experienced and practising GP in Tyneside; and have previous relevant experience of teaching, either undergraduate medical students or vocational training.


You will be part of the academic team delivering and developing the teaching of primary care education in the Tyne Base Unit of Newcastle Regional Medical School for the MBBS Programme. You may also be asked to engage in management, as well as undertake research and/or consultancy on behalf of the School.



This is a part time vacancy for 0.2 fte


Candidates wishing to discuss this post may contact: Dr Caroline Sprake, Associate Sub Dean for Primary and Community Care (


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.


Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system


Specific Responsibilities of Position

Accountable to the Board of Medical Studies through the Sub-Dean for Primary and Community Care (P&CC) and the office of the Degree Programme Director (or Deputy DPD) 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.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To know about the processes and delivery of primary care attachments, both within the relevant Base Unit and across the Regional Medical School, to ensure as far as possible the equity of student experience.
  2. To help recruit and retain teaching practices, liaising with the Base Unit and Medical School as appropriate. 
  3. To help plan, organise and manage the attachments as necessary to ensure they remain fit for purpose.
  4. To work effectively, and in partnership with a group of local teaching practices to ensure delivery of the attachment to the agreed learning outcomes, including dissemination of changes to the curriculum, and on-going discussion of evaluation data with teachers and practices, and ensuring appropriate action is taken.
  5. To support these practices through regular contact, practice visits, and the provision of developmental opportunities such as observation of teaching, and to collect and collate data in relation to these activities
  6. To act as a point of reference for GP teachers, and when appropriate their students.
  7. To contribute to the clinical assessment and professional assessment processes for GP attachments to ensure standardisation and uniformity across the Regional Medical School.
  8. To contribute to review of relevant learning materials (such as Study Guides and Handbooks) within required timelines[1].
  9. To contribute to relevant Base Unit committees (e.g. Staff-Student), regional GPL meetings, and the local Primary Care Annual Quality Monitoring Meeting. Also to liaise with Base Unit leads and other Course Directors to ensure horizontal and vertical integration.
  10. To contribute to setting up and running local and regional ‘teaching the teachers’ events.
  11. To make a reasonable contribution, in consultation with the Sub-Dean for Primary and Community Care, to teaching and assessment and other curriculum processes (e.g. student selection) ‘beyond’ the actual GP attachments.
  12. To act as a link with the Base Unit Clinical Sub-Dean with respect to problems arising during GP placements, and students about whom there is cause for concern as identified by GP teachers, and to liaise with the Sub-Dean and Associate Sub-Dean for P&CC, the Base Unit and the Medical Student Office to troubleshoot problems with placements, and to ensure appropriate support and guidance is available to identify and manage students in difficulty.
  13. To demonstrate a commitment to developing relevant knowledge and skills in relation to teaching and curriculum management.


Person Specification




  • Holds an MBBS degree or equivalent.
  • Fully qualified (MRCGP) and currently practising GP with significant experience.
  • Knowledge of the MBBS curriculum.
  • Basic knowledge of the relevant subject areas delivered in Phase I (notably Patients, Doctors and Society strand)


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


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




  • Ability to respond enthusiastically and postively 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


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.


Requisition ID: 1108