School of Medicine Key Roles

School of Medicine Key Roles

Do you want to be part of the transformation of the School of Medicine? Will you use your expertise to lead and inspire the development of the next generation of doctors from Liverpool?

The School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool is looking ahead. We register the challenges of a changing health service and the opportunities underpinned by innovation and advances in research. We need your help to create graduates of whom Liverpool can be proud – with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be fully prepared for excellence in practice. To this end, we are recruiting to a range of new leadership roles – both clinical and academic - to assist us in meeting the challenges of modern medical education.

We are embarking on changes to our curriculum and our internal structures to enhance the development of our future doctors and their connection to medical leaders. We want to build long lasting connections between our students and clinicians and to inspire them to pursue specialties with passion. Your input and your understanding of medicine in practice and its relationship to the science of medicine is vital to the future success of our vision.

We need experienced and enthusiastic clinicians and academics, not simply to teach, but to lead thinking on what and how to teach. We need your views on how we can develop the best doctors, and your presence within the programme to contribute to the best possible ongoing development of the School. This will enable us to draw the best students to Liverpool, to be part of a life-long commitment to care, and to provide the platform from which Liverpool can be recognised world-wide.

The range of opportunities within the School reflects the need for this connection in each of the themes of the curriculum and its management. Recognising the importance of bringing ongoing clinical and academic experience to leadership within the School, our roles have been formulated as fractional FTE appointments.

This is a great University, in a great City, surrounded by internationally recognised centres of clinical and academic excellence. It deserves outstanding clinical input to the training of its future doctors. Please be part of their future.

Professor Hazel Scott, Dean of the School of Medicine


The School is seeking to fill a range of positions, as listed below;

Specialty Leads:

The following posts are available at 1 PA:

  • Acute General Surgery
  • Acute Medicine
  • Breast Surgery
  • Care of Elderly and Stroke Medicine
  • Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery

The following posts are available at 0.5 PA:

  • Anaesthetics, ITU and Critical Care 
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • ENT / Thyroid Surgery
  • GUM & Sexual Health
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastics and Burns Surgery
  • Psychiatry of Learning Disability
  • Psychiatry of Old Age
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Please find the job specification for Specialty Lead roles here.

Course Leads (1 PA):

  • Biochemistry / Clinical Chemistry
  • Pathology

Please find the job specification for Course Lead roles here.

Supra-Theme Leads (4 PA):

  • The Good Doctor
  • The Patient in Secondary Care

Please find the job specification for Supra-Theme Lead roles here.

Theme Leads (2 PA):

  • The Acutely Ill Patient
  • Clinical Examination and Procedural Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Design and Technology in Healthcare
  • Leadership in the Clinical Team
  • Preparation for Practice

Please find the job specification for Theme Lead roles here.


Curriculum Management and Operations Structures

Provisional organisational structure charts are provided at the following links to outline the proposed leadership structures. Please note, these organisational charts are provided for information only, but are still under discussion and may be liable to some change over the coming weeks.

Provisional Curriculum Management Structure Chart

Provisional School Operations Structure Chart

Practical Employment Arrangements (NHS Employees)

Posts are available for a tenure of 3 years in the first instance. Appointments may be renewed for a further period, dependent upon successful integration of the posts into the needs of the curriculum.

For NHS-employed appointees, appointment will be administered by way of adjustment to existing job plans; appointees will therefore continue to be paid directly by their Trust, with the programmed activities associated with the University role recharged to the University. Payment will be based on current salary rates (basic-pay only). Other elements of NHS pay, such as Clinical Excellence Awards, Additional Programmed Activities and On Call (or equivalents) remain the responsibility of the Trust.

The University intends appointments of NHS employees to be handled in accordance with the Joint Framework for Managing Consultant Clinical Academic Staff and will issue honorary contracts to support this.

How to apply

The submission date for applications is 12 midday on Wednesday, 13th June 2018.

To apply for the post, please send a summary CV (maximum 4 pages) and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) by email to

Your covering letter should clearly indicate the particular post(s) for which you are applying, and this should also be stated on the subject line of the email. Should you wish to apply for more than one post, this should be made clear in your letter and on the email subject line. You will not be required to submit separate applications.

Please ensure you have secured the agreement of all relevant managers prior to applying.

Provisional Interview Dates

The following dates have been reserved interviews for the range of positions being recruited as part of this programme; 25-26 June, 3 July; 5-6 July; 10-12 July 2018 (inclusive).

Please note, due to the scale of the recruitment programme, it is unlikely to be possible to re-arrange interviews, but interviews via Skype will be offered where candidates are unable to attend in person.