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Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Pears Cumbria School of Medicine

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year PA
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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At North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) things are changing.

It is an exciting time to join us as we work with the University of Cumbria and Imperial College London to launch the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine in 2025. Our vision is to be a leading organisation for medical leadership, education and training.

As an improving integrated care trust we are now investing in new medical leadership posts as part of our overall strategy to become a genuinely clinically-led organisation. These are part of a wider structural change that gives clinicians greater responsibility for the services they deliver.

We are now looking to recruit a number of Consultant Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturers, who will work collaboratively with Pears Cumbria School of Medicine, whilst also embedding themselves as a practising clinician within their relevant clinical specialty at North Cumbria Integrated Care.

To be successful you will have the skills, energy and enthusiasm to drive the change and innovation to help us deliver the best possible care. You will add a strong clinical voice to our leadership team and contribute to a culture which values professional excellence and enables our clinicians to be the best they can be.

The closing date for applications is 9 June 2024, with interviews to take place on Thursday 11th July 2024.

Main duties of the job

This is a joint post between North Cumbria Integrated Care and the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine.

A percentage of this role will be spent working as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer forthe Pears Cumbria School of Medicine, a collaboration between Imperial College London and the University of Cumbria. As a General Physician / Surgeon, you will be working as one of the subject leads for general medicine / general surgery, developing and delivering the curriculum, from the anatomy and pathophysiology to the design of suitable clinical placements across the Cumbria region.

The other part to the post will be as a practising clinician, embedded in the relevant clinical service within the Trust. Consultant job descriptions are available for each service, and can be shared for your speciality upon request, including details of the service, staffing establishments and an example job plan.

About us

Alongside the opening of the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine, the Trust currently has a £40m development programme for our West Cumberland Hospital site, and plans for a new £20m Community Diagnostic Centre proposed to open in 2024.

Due to our geography we deliver a broad range of clinical services which are not typically found in other district general hospitals.

We are fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, with the Lake District on our doorstep.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Work as a practising clinician, embedded in the relevant clinical service within the Trust
  • Act as (joint) Subject Lead for General Medicine / General Surgery, working closely with relevant academic leads and clinical colleagues in associated trusts to formulate and implement a plan for the delivery of the subject teaching within Medical Sciences module, and the delivery of related placements within the Clinical Skills and Professional Practice module, including learning outcomes, timetabling and resource requirements.
  • Use subject matter expertise and educational experience to create and curate high quality teaching materials across a range of teaching and learning modalities, which reflect the conditions and presentations that students will need to recognise for the Medical Licensing Assessment and are authentic to the students parallel clinical experiences.
  • Work closely with other teaching leads and development teams to ensure close integration of medical science, anatomy, and clinical skills and reasoning teaching within the subject.
  • Develop formative and summative assessments based on the learning materials generated that are aligned to, and reflective of, the questions students will encounter in the relevant aspects of Medical Licencing Assessment Applied Knowledge Test and the Clinical and Professional Skills Assessment.
  • Work collaboratively with module leads and other subject leads to ensure that students are prepared for placements, and to ensure that the student learning experience is equitable across different clinical sites.
  • Once the programme is underway, continuously monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of content and delivery.
  • Where placements are provided at more than one site, work with local education providers to ensure activity is well calibrated to provide as uniform an experience as possible.
  • Contribute as requested to the wider delivery of medical school activities, for example through participation in admissions, tutoring, and assessment and feedback.
  • Actively participate in PCSM committees and fora, as required.
  • Review and respond promptly to feedback from all sources, such as student surveys, staff-student committees and external examiners.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • MBBS, MBChB or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration
  • On the Specialist Register


  • Member or Fellow of Royal College
  • Postgraduate qualification in education
  • Membership or Fellowship with a national or international educational body

Work Experience, knowledge and aptitudes

  • Significant experience of working as a Consultant within General Surgery / General or Acute Medicine
  • Experience in medical education, in teaching and curriculum design
  • Experience of teaching and learning methodologies in undergraduate and postgraduate education


  • Previous academic / Trust based medical education appointment
  • Knowledge of the national and regional medical education landscape


  • Good communication skills with a proven track record of engagement
  • Experienced Doctor with a wide range of skills and decision making abilities
  • Teaching abilities to engage a wide range of audiences
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Able to assess priorities and make decisions
  • Achieving results: Experience of successfully working to deadlines and completing tasks
  • Evidence of ability to work in a team and to organise and manage work effectively

Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiasm
  • Confident and articulate
  • Interest and enthusiasm for improving delivery of medical education
  • Demonstrates and role models Trust values and behaviours
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team at senior level
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to clear deadlines
  • Self-motivated, energetic and flexible, with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to promoting equality and valuing diversity
  • Commitment to continuous personal and professional development





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