General Medical Council Scotland
General Medical Council Scotland
We work to protect patient safety and improve medical education and practice across the UK. See the different ways we do this, learn how we set and deliver our aims, and meet the people behind our work.

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Employer Liaison Advisers (Scotland & South East)

  • Full time
  • £66,031 – £87,422
  • Scotland or South East England
  • Closing 30th March 2023

Employer Liaison Advisers: Scotland and South East England

When you see the words “Professional Healthcare Regulation” do you think of support, fairness and putting patients interests first? Do you want a role where no two days are the same? If so you may be interested in reading on.

The GMC helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met.

Our team of Employer Liaison Advisers meet with healthcare organisations across the NHS and independent sectors to ensure that senior medical leaders are properly supported in all aspects of medical regulation, particularly in relation to our fitness to practise work and the revalidation of doctors. You will be an important representative for the GMC, maintaining strong and resilient relationships with a diverse range of external stakeholders, medical directors/responsible officers and their teams in their regions at a time of significant change, both within the GMC and, importantly, within the health sector as a whole.

This is a key role for the GMC and will require outstanding relationship management skills, together with an ability to grasp the technical nature of our work; an important part of the role being the ability to explain this cogently and accurately. You will be expected to be able to discuss and advise on sensitive and complex issues with senior medical leaders, and must be comfortable with handling the detail of individual cases in relation to a doctor’s fitness to practise and revalidation recommendations.

This is an opportunity to undertake challenging and rewarding work as part of a well-supported and high performing senior team. If you have excellent relationship management skills and the ability to get to grips with the detail of our regulatory framework we would welcome your application.

You must be able to work independently as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The role involves regular travel around your region and to GMC offices in Manchester and London. Some overnight stays will be expected. The Scotland ELA sits within our GMC Scotland team therefore attendance at the office in Edinburgh is required once a month. A significant amount of the first three to four months in post will be an induction period where we will provide comprehensive training for the role and this will be provided both in person and virtually.

The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination.

Diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective. It is only through building an inclusive and diverse workforce that we can continue to excel as an effective and relevant regulator; constantly improving in our mission to protect patients and support doctors. We are focused on developing a diverse and inclusive organisation; one that reflects the doctors that it works with and the public that it represents.

We recognise the value that lived experience brings, alongside skills and knowledge, and actively encourage those with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply to work with us. You can read more about our approach to this here

To be eligible to apply for the South East England( Kent, Surrey and Sussex) role, an applicant must live in or within five miles of the region. For the Scotland role, an applicant must live within central Scotland.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package to find out more please click here.

The GMC is happy to support a range of flexible working options. Flexible working requests will be considered in line with the policy.

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Scotland Policy and External Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,556 – £34,463
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2022

Are you looking to further your career in policy and external relations in the healthcare sector in Scotland? The General Medical Council in Scotland is looking for an outstanding and proactive Policy and External Affairs professional to support our work at the heart of healthcare in Scotland.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a CV and a cover letter (max 2 pages) which demonstrates your reason for applying and a summary of how you can meet the key skills listed in the job description.

Please ensure you have anonymised your CV and covering letter before submitting your application. Please refer to the CV application form guidance.

We are the UK’s independent medical regulator, working to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine by doctors. We do this to protect patient safety and support medical education and practice across the UK, by working with doctors, employers, educators, patients and other key stakeholders in the UK's healthcare systems.

The Policy and External Affairs Officer will work in our Scotland team based in Edinburgh. You’ll support our external affairs and policy work, working closely with the Policy and External Affairs Manager and colleagues across the Strategic Communications and Engagement Directorate.

You’ll be responsible for promoting our work with key stakeholder groups, through drafting consultation responses, policy papers and briefings and ensuring that other GMC colleagues are aware of political, policy and legislative developments in Scotland that have the potential to impact on our work.

Expertise and insight in policy and external affairs is essential, along with any experience working with the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament, third sector or a healthcare organisation.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

The GMC is happy to support a range of flexible working options. Flexible working requests will be considered in line with the policy.

The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination.

We strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to us being a better regulator. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our staff, and also the diversity of those we work with wherever we can and we would actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Business Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,556 – £36,520
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th October 2022

Would you like to be part of dynamic team with an opportunity to engage with a wide range of people across healthcare in Scotland? Your excellent business support skills could help us make a difference for patients, doctors and medical students.

The General Medical Council (GMC) helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving those standards and take action when they are not met.

Our Scotland team will rely on you for collaborative, efficient and timely business support. You will play a key part in managing the operational function for our team, supporting our team to develop business plans, coordinate management information and managing the administrative functions. You will work with the Head of GMC Scotland to bring the team together to collaborate and plan and will be responsible for working with the Office Coordinator to manage the smooth running of our office in Edinburgh.

A highly organised individual, you have a proven ability to handle diverse and competing priorities, without sacrificing your keen attention to detail. You’ll bring to the role a host of relevant skills - from supporting the development of business plans which meet our corporate strategy objectives to supporting events delivery. We expect you to have excellent communication and organisational skills and to be familiar with Microsoft Office.

You should also demonstrate excellent relationship building skills. You will enjoy scope to have a major impact on the efficient management of the team’s work, so the ability to innovate and suggest ideas for process improvements will really set you apart.

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Scotland Policy and External Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,556 – £36,520
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th October 2022

We have a great opportunity for a policy and external affairs professional to support our work at the heart of healthcare in Scotland.

The General Medical Council (GMC) helps protect patients and improve UK medical education and practice by supporting medical students, doctors, educators and healthcare providers.

This is a varied and fast-paced role, working closely with the Policy and External Affairs Manager and the wider Scotland team to support our external affairs and policy work.

You’ll be responsible for promoting our work with key stakeholder groups, through drafting consultation responses, policy papers and briefings and ensuring that other GMC colleagues are aware of political, policy and legislative developments in Scotland that have the potential to impact on our work.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

This is a hybrid role between home working and office working, you’ll work 1 or 2 days a week in the office, or more if you prefer. We may ask you to attend the office on additional days where necessary, for example team meetings.

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Liaison Adviser (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £40,486 – £47,221
  • Edinburgh hybrid working
  • Closing 26th February 2023

Are you an experienced facilitator or trainer with experience of coaching and training adults?

If so, you could help to improve patient care in your area by engaging with medical professionals, patient groups, doctors, educators and students about all aspects of ethical medical practice. You’ll have experience of communicating with a diverse range of audiences both face to face and virtually, and we’ll provide you with all the training you need about the health sector to be successful in this role.

The General Medical Council (GMC) helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards and act when they are not met.

You will travel throughout your region, running workshops and holding meetings in hospitals and medical schools with doctors, students and patients. Not only will you gather intelligence and information about local issues and concerns to inform our policies, operations, risk management and customer service, but you’ll also deliver training and facilitate consultations and group discussions about ethical guidance, revalidation and medical standards in education and professional practice.

Along with supporting colleagues in other regions at conferences and events, you’ll also produce detailed reports on local and regional insights and developments, share information internally and externally, communicate key initiatives and achieve our targets and quality standards.

As someone who will thrive on the challenge of dealing with the public, medical educators, and frontline medical professionals, you must be able to work independently as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Highly skilled in engagement and facilitation, you should have the credibility to consult with our partners at a senior level and the creativity to deliver targeted improvement interventions. With the confidence to deliver training and presentations that clearly communicate complex information, you’ll be confident and resilient when faced with an audience that like to challenge. You’ll also need to be able to maintain confidentiality and manage your time effectively.

To be eligible to apply for this role, the applicant must live in Scotland.

We are happy to support a range of flexible working options. Flexible working requests will be considered in line with the flexible working policy.

The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent, and free from discrimination.

The GMC has committed to the Disability Confident employer scheme and supports the requirements of the Disability Confident interview scheme. If you have a disability and meet the cut-off mark for the essential criteria for this role as outlined in the person specification document, you will be offered an interview.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750)

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