General Practitioner Chief Examiner Nationwide UK Vacancy

16 hours a week (4 sessions)

Three year fixed term contract

£231 per four-hour session

Location: Remote working at present, with possible regular travel to London in future

Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 21 February 2021                                                                                       

Interview date: 25 February 2021 (via video call)

The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 54,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.

Dr MeiLing Denney, the current Chief Examiner, will demit office at the end of May 2021 and we are looking to recruit a successor to work alongside her for two - three months prior to assuming office on 1 June 2021.

The Chief Examiner is responsible for the conduct, delivery and quality management of MRCGP assessments as well as providing strategic leadership of the College’s panel of examiners. Accountable to the Executive Director of Professional Training and Standards as well as the Co-Chair of GP Specialty Advisory Committee, strong relationship management with a wide variety of high-level clinical stakeholders and RCGP staff is essential.

Candidates must be a Member or Fellow of the RCGP in good standing with proven experience in leadership and in the principles and methodologies for setting, delivering, quality assuring and developing examinations including psychometric and statistical methods. Candidates must be able to demonstrate relevant experience to the organisational aspects of the work conducted by the clinical leads for AKT, CSA/RCA, WPBA, and Research and Development, as well as driving strategy in this area.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable leadership, communication and negotiating skills, and a thorough knowledge of the MRCGP assessment system and how it operates in the context of the regulatory framework governing postgraduate medical education and assessment, and the certification process for doctors completing higher specialty training. 

The term of this role is for three years with the possibility of an extension by mutual agreement for a further up to three years. As a membership organisation we believe that it is important to open up leadership opportunities to a variety of people within our membership who can bring varied experience to the clinician roles and it is our policy to ensure that there is a rotation of individuals undertaking the roles of clinicians.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss any aspect of the role in advance of applying, should contact MeiLing Denney at or on 07776 221827.

To apply, please upload your CV and supporting statement on the RCGP Vacancies page:

The Royal College of General Practitioners is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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