GP Lecturer (Wear Region)

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


  • Posted on: 05th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £82,096 (pro rata). The starting point will be determined when the successful candidate's seniority in their GP Practice is determined.
  • REF: 13924
  • Closes: 19th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Part Time

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: £82,096 (pro rata). The starting point will be determined when the successful candidate’s seniority in their GP Practice is determined.

Closing Date: 19/11/2021

The role

The core function of the GP lecturer (Wear base unit) is to recruit, monitor, supervise, train and support GP undergraduate teachers and practices in the Wear region. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and vibrant group of GP educationalist at this exciting time of expansion of GP undergraduate teaching at Newcastle University.

Candidates wishing to discuss the posts may contact Dr Hugh Alberti

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This role is part time at 0.1 FTE

Interview date: 14/12/2021

Key Accountabilities

Accountable to the Board of Medical Studies through the Associate Subdean (Wear) and Subdean 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.

• To know about the processes and delivery of primary care attachments, both within the relevant Trusts/LEPs and across the Regional Medical School, to ensure as far as possible the equity of student experience.

• To help recruit and retain teaching practices, liaising with the local Trusts and Medical School as appropriate.

• To help plan, organise and manage the attachments as necessary to ensure they remain fit for purpose.
• 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.

• 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

• To act as a point of reference for GP teachers, and when appropriate their students.
• To contribute to the clinical assessment and professional assessment processes for GP attachments to ensure standardisation and uniformity across the Regional Medical School.
• To contribute to relevant committees, regional GPL meetings, and the local Primary Care Annual Quality Monitoring Meeting. Also to liaise with local Trust leads and other Course Directors to ensure horizontal and vertical integration.
• To contribute to setting up and running local and regional ‘teaching the teachers’ events.

• 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.
• To act as a link with the local Trust lead 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 Trust 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.
• To contribute to review of relevant learning materials (such as Study Guides and Handbooks) within required timelines.
• To demonstrate a commitment to developing relevant knowledge and skills in relation to teaching and curriculum management.

The Person (Essential)

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 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.


• 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.

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.

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.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all. You can learn more about what is available here on ourBenefitsWebsite page.

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