Lecturer (Small Group Facilitator) (Devon)

University of Exeter
March 24, 2024
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Lecturer (Small Group Facilitator) (Devon)

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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

These part-time posts are available from 1 September 2024 on a fixed-term (until 31 August 2025) or permanent basis. This advert is for our Devon Vacancies. Please click here to see our corresponding advert for Cornwall vacancies.

If you are interested in more than one locality, please apply against the advert that best suits your preference of location. Candidates who are successful at shortlisting stage can indicate at interview if they are interested in working at other locations.

The role

Within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, on the undergraduate BMBS programme the Professional Development Group (PDG) Tutor role is available in all five years of the BMBS undergraduate curriculum and in all localities in Devon - Exeter, Torbay (Wednesdays) and North Devon (Wednesdays - presently full), and Cornwall - Truro, Penryn (Tuesdays). We are inviting applications for either Devon or Cornwall, but if you might be interested in either, or are able to be flexible, please mention this at interview.

The groups take place as follows;

  • Year 3 on Monday / Year 2 on Tuesday / Year 5 on Wednesday / Year 1 on Thursday / Year 4 on Friday. Year 1 groups are only available in Exeter. The sessions are usually timetabled to be regularly in a morning or an afternoon through the year. It may be possible to swap to a different year group at the end of the academic year.
  • Twelve group sessions are scheduled for each group in the academic year, and then students usually have two or 3 one to one meetings with their tutor over the year to discuss their progress and specific needs.
  • Each group requires a 90-hour annual commitment. This includes one to one meetings with students, reviewing eportfolio written reflections and PDP, and preparation time.
  • The successful applicants can choose to be the tutor for 1 or 2 groups depending on timetabling and availability.
  • Professional Development Groups aim to develop the personal and professional skills essential for being a doctor. Student experiences from placements are used as a starting point to develop reflective practice. Group discussions and individual learning activities explore complexity, ethics and professionalism and relate these to learning on the rest of the course. You will also act as a personal tutor for the academic year, monitoring students' individual academic progress, providing guidance and advice, discussing academic progress, providing feedback and referring to sources of additional support as necessary.


    If you are a fully qualified GP (on the GP register and GMC-registered with a licence to practice) there are two methods of payment:

  • Contract of employment: where practice payment is not appropriate.
  • Practice payment: this is paying for locum cover directly to the practice where you would normally be working whilst a PDG tutor. Paid on a termly basis.
  • If you are a hospital doctor (on the Specialist register and GMC-registered with a licence to practice) employed by a Trust, there are two methods of payment:

  • Trust payment: reimbursement to the appropriate Trust with the PDG tutor role included in your NHS job plan.
  • e-Claim: for providers who are attending the sessions in their own time (e.g. not coming out of contracted hospital time).
  • About you

    For a Lecturer (Small Group Facilitator) post you will:

  • Be medically qualified.
  • Have GMC registration – GP register or specialist register ( CCT required )
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Have good IT skills and be familiar with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have experience of teaching
  • Be clinically active or have significant clinical experience.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;

  • Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;

  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon or Cornwall.
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 24th March 2024. Interviews are expected to take place online on 8th April 2024 for Devon.

    For further information please contact the PDG lead, Dr Rafik Taibjee on [email protected]

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