University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

GP University Lecturer (Communication Skills Lead)

GP University Lecturer (Communication Skills Lead)

We have an opportunity for a GP University Lecturer (Communication Skills Lead) to lead the development and delivery of communication skills from year 1 to 5 in the Undergraduate Medical School at the University of Glasgow.

The School of Health & Wellbeing aims to prevent disease, improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities on a local and global scale. Established in 2012, we are one of eight Schools that sit within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life


We are strongly committed to the principles of equality and diversity, and in 2018 won a coveted Athena Swan Gold Award. Through our inter-disciplinary programme of world-leading research and excellent research-led teaching we aim to improve population health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health. Our research spans three research themes and is delivered across six research groups. Our academics have a wide range of skills and expertise and our external collaborators include academics, the Scottish and UK Governments, the NHS, local authorities, and the voluntary and private sectors.

Job Purpose

To lead the development and delivery of communication skills from year 1 to 5 in the Undergraduate Medical School at the University of Glasgow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To lead the development and delivery of communication skills from year 1 to 5 in the

undergraduate medical school at the University of Glasgow

Tutor Recruitment and Development

2. To lead recruitment, training, development, and evaluation of tutors in Year 3 Communication Skills

3. To contribute to Years 1&2 by working in partnership with the Vocational Studies team to deliver early years Communication Skills training.

4. To lead on development and delivery of Communication Skills in years 3, 4 & 5 as required to ensure high quality learning experience in Communication Skills for medical students.

5. To work with EDI Leads and Medical School colleagues to develop and deliver Active Bystander training.

6. To respond to feedback from Communication Skills Tutors

Undergraduate teaching

7. To lead the delivery of Communication Skills in Year 3 and Communications Skills for GAP (Glasgow Access Programme)

8. To oversee and co-ordinate the delivery of Communication skills throughout the

undergraduate curriculum (including GAP)

9. To lead on developing scenarios for Year 3 and support Leads in Vocational Studies

10. To support the training of simulated patients (volunteer patients and actors)

Course work development and assessment

11. To lead on development and delivery of Communication Skills OSCE stations throughout

the curriculum

12. To lead on update of documentation for Communication Skills

13. To participate in student assessment in all years of the curriculum including writing,

assessing and ensuring quality assurance (including GAP)


14. To attend committees and meetings as Communication Skills lead in the undergraduate

school and at national meetings

15. To deputise for colleagues at committees and meetings at the undergraduate school and at

national meetings

16. To undertake duties relating to the organisation and support of teaching as delegated by the Director of Community Based Medical Education

17. To attend, participate and lead in meetings and conferences on medical education

18. To work towards a qualification in medical education or equivalent.

19. To contribute towards scholarship and research in health care education.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Experience



A1 Educated to MBChB. Possession of MRCGP.

A2 Knowledge of current educational principles and best practice in medical education.



C1 Leadership and management skills.

C2 Advanced communication skills - written and oral.

C3 Excellent presentation and small group/facilitation skills.

C4 Excellent report writing skills.

C5 Good IT skills.

C6 Able to work independently and as part of a team.

C7 Self-motivated.

C8 Able to relate effectively to staff at all levels.

C9 Excellent organisational, time-management and administrative skills.



E1 Experience of, and clinical base in general practice; teaching experience in practice and/ or in campus-based GP teaching.


There are eleven academic staff involved in the development and delivery of the curriculum in general practice. There are over 80 community-based tutors in Years 1 and 2, and over 200 community-based GP tutors in Years 3 to 5. There is a GP teaching professional services team who support the delivery of campus-based sessions.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be on GP Educator Scale, GP00, £104,268 per annum pro-rata

This post is part time, 8 hours per week (2 sessions) and open ended.

The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please note that this post may be eligible to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if tradeable points can be used under the Skilled Worker visa rules. For more information please visit: https: // www.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Lindsey Pope, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 146129, Closing Date: 27 May 2024.

Vacancy Ref : 146129 Close Date : 27-May-2024 23:45

Job details


GP University Lecturer (Communication Skills Lead)


University of Glassgow


United Kingdom


May 11, 2024

Application deadline

May 27, 2024

Job type




About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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