University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Academic Lead for Specialised Foundation Programme and INSPIRE

Academic Lead for Specialised Foundation Programme and INSPIRE Overview of the Role

Are you committed to supporting the clinical academic training programme at Leeds? Can you play a central role in strategic and operational decisions to support access to clinical academic training at the early career stages whilst ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion?

Leeds has a vibrant academic clinical research community involving University of Leeds, partner NHS Trusts and NHS England Yorkshire and Humber. Applications are invited for an established consultant clinical academic to join the programme to strengthen links between the School of Medicine undergraduate research INSPIRE programme, the West Yorkshire Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) and the postgraduate Integrated Academic Training (IAT) programme at Leeds to promote clinical academic careers in the region.

This role is open to members of the University's clinical academic staff at Associate Professor and Professor level (with honorary consultant status) and NHS consultant staff holding honorary titles within the School of Medicine who have an academic component to their job plan .

Available from 1 October 2023 for 3 years in the first instance, this role is externally funded and requires a time commitment of 0.5 PA (Programmed Activity) and it is anticipated that appropriate time to undertake the role will be agreed through the joint University and NHS job planning process. We welcome applications from consultant academic staff who will have completed CCT by 1 October 2023.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Jo Bentley, Clinical Academic Training Lead

Email: [email protected]

Additional Information How to Apply

Applications should be made in the form of a statement of interest (not more than one side of A4) explaining how you meet the candidate brief for the role and a curriculum vitae submitted to: Dr Jo Bentley ([email protected]) by 22nd September 2023. Interviews will be held on 2nd October 2023.

Our University

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. {and from across the world}. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty/School of Medicine we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. »

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Location: Leeds - St James University Hospital

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) Section: LIMR Institute Office Category: Clinical Grade: Off grading structure Salary: £93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro-rata Working Time: 5% Full time Equivalent Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Available for three years) Release Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023 Closing Date: Friday 22 September 2023 Interview Date: Monday 02 October 2023 Reference: MHLMR1142

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    Academic Lead for Specialised Foundation Programme and INSPIRE


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 22, 2023

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Associate Professor/Professor



    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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