London Endoscopy Training Academy - Clinical Director

Job Description


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NHS England and NHS Improvement job vacancies London Endoscopy Training Academy - Clinical Director

Main area Endoscopy Grade Consultant (post 31 Oct) Contract Secondment: 6 months Hours Part time - 3 sessions per week Job ref 990-1-EI6735-LN

Site Wellington House Town London Salary £84,559 - £114,003 per annum pro rata Salary period Yearly Closing 19/10/2021 23:59

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

NHSE and HEE are working together to design and launch diagnostic Training Academies for Endoscopy and Imaging. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the design and implementation of the new London region Endoscopy Training Academy

The Mike Richards’ Diagnostic Recovery and Renewal report (2020) sets out the need to radically transform diagnostic services and invest in equipment, facilities and workforce. This report recommends that Endoscopy Training Academies are established to increase the capacity and improve the quality of Endoscopy training, acknowledging that our workforce are our most valued asset.

NHSE and HEE are committing £2.25m in 21/22 financial year to fund the development of the London Endoscopy Training Academy. A Task and finish group was established in May 2020 with clinicians representing London’s ICS, including both Endoscopists and Nurses. This group has developed the Vision and high level Operating Model for the London academy. The ambition is to set up a virtual Training Academy that can work with London’s healthcare systems to deliver world class multi-professional Endoscopy training in order to improve outcomes for patients.

The London team are now looking to recruit two key roles to lead the development of the London Endoscopy Academy, a part time Clinical Director (3 pa) and a full time Endoscopy Academy Manager (8C) to lead the design of the academy operating model and its development and delivery. This role will be initially appointed on secondment to the end of the financial year (to end March ’22).

The Training Academy Clinical Director will provide leadership for the detailed design, delivery and management of the Endoscopy Training Academy through to end March ’22. They will work with the London Endoscopy Clinical lead, the London Director of Diagnostics, London training programme directors, endoscopy training centres hubs, universities, the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as well as other professional bodies, nursing leads and senior NHS England leaders. The Clinical Director will be supported by and work closely with the 8C Academy Manager role.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the delivery and management of Endoscopy education and training in London. They will promote and strengthen the practice of lifelong learning along the professional development continuum from qualification to retirement. The successful candidate will show an understanding of important contribution made by all members of the multi-professional health care team, including support staff as well as clinicians. They will be committed to the development of the current and future Endoscopy workforce, and demonstrate strategic thinking and innovative problem solving when approaching the complex challenge of delivering multi-professional education.

The Vision for the Academies is to:

  • Increase training capacity and quality
  • Provide multi-professional training across the team
  • Provide flexible training opportunities (including Simulated, Virtual, face to face) for staff of all backgrounds, nurses and support staff
  • Support new and existing staff to access specialised training
  • Expand immersive training to support rapid skill development
  • Make best use of teaching faculty and resources across London
  • Ultimately deliver world class care and improve outcomes for patients

To get further details or to discuss the role please contact Simon Bampfylde (

Please note that the reason for the fixed term of your contract is that the initial funding runs through to end March 2022.

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via recruitment agencies.

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