CLINICAL ACADEMIC RECRUITMENT
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Expected start date **/**/** if known
Applications are invited for (job title) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). The post is being
offered by BSMS in association with (NHS Trust) where the successful applicant will hold an honorary
consultant contract. It is open to suitably-qualified specialists in (specialty) at consultant level or specialist
trainees that are due shortly to receive clinical accreditation within their specialty, with an established
academic track record in (field). [Use if appropriate: Our preference is to appoint a suitably qualified
physician in (specialty), although applications from those in other medical specialties will be considered.]
The appointee will undertake clinical sessions in their specialty at the (hospital). He/she will hold an
honorary NHS contract with (NHS Trust). There is no specific requirement for provision of (specialty) on-
call/emergency services in this post, but this can be negotiated with the successful candidate and the
Trust according to the specialty on appointment.
From an academic perspective, this post will be based in the Division of …(name of Division)… at BSMS
The ongoing development of the school, now delivering the full 5-year undergraduate curriculum as well
as taught postgraduate courses, requires appropriately qualified clinical academic staff to contribute to
and develop the work. In due course, he/she will be expected to raise grant income and participate
actively in the research endeavours of BSMS.
Brighton & Sussex Medical School is a joint venture between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and
received its first medical students in 2003. Since then it has proved to be exceptionally popular and in
recent admissions rounds has continued to achieve one of the highest application rates of any UK
Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the position informally with (name) (title) (email)…..
Closing date for applications:
For full details and how to apply visit:
www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs www.brighton.ac.uk/jobs www.bsms.ac.uk
We are committed to equality of opportunity
Terms and Conditions:
The Post The post is being offered by BSMS in association with (NHS Trust) where the
successful applicant will hold an honorary consultant contract. It is open to
suitably-qualified specialists [Use if restricted in (specialty)] at consultant level or
specialist trainees that are due shortly to receive clinical accreditation within their
specialty with an established academic track record in (field)
Use where postholder must be a clinician:
[The postholder will undertake clinical sessions in their specialty at the (hospital).
He/she will hold an honorary NHS contract with (NHS Trust). There is no specific
requirement for provision of (specialty) on-call/emergency services in this post, but
this can be negotiated with the successful candidate and the Trust according to the
specialty on appointment.]
Use where post-holder need not necessarily be a clinician:
[The post is open to both clinical and non-clinical applicants. In the case of
clinically-qualified candidates, we would welcome those with an interest in
(specialty) , although there is no specific requirement for any particular discipline.
Medically qualified candidates will have the opportunity to have clinical sessions at
(NHS Trust) NHS Trust and to hold an honorary NHS contract.]
Where appropriate, matters relating to honorary clinical contracts, accreditation
and on-going clinical practice will be discussed with the successful candidate. We
anticipate that the post holder will join the BSMS (name of team) Unit, but
additional academic affiliations can be agreed as appropriate with the successful
From an academic perspective, this post will be based in the Division of (name of
Division) at BSMS The ongoing development of the school, now delivering the full
5-year undergraduate curriculum as well as taught postgraduate courses, requires
appropriately qualified clinical academic staff to contribute to and develop the
work. In due course, he/she will be expected to raise grant income and participate
actively in the research endeavours of BSMS.
Use if appropriate:
[The post is an important element in the development of the research and teaching
programme of BSMS’ Division of (name of Division). Approximately ………(%) of
undergraduate teaching in year (no.) in core clinical specialties will be delivered at
Job Description: Academic Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Within BSMS the post-holder will be responsible to the (manager’s job title)
for the following:
Please refer to Generic Academic Teaching and Research Job Descriptions and
select the appropriate Job Description and indicative performance criteria to use:
Generic Job Descriptions Hyperlink
1. Teaching & Student Support
2. Research, Scholarship & Enterprise
3. Contribution to School & University
4. Role Specific Duties
Indicative Performance Criteria
Clinical Accountabilities & Responsibilities
This a full-time clinical academic post attracting 10 Programmed Activities. [Use
where specialty is not restricted It is recognised that candidates for this post could
come from a range of specialist academic and clinical disciplines within Medicine.
As for any clinical academic post, it will be necessary for detailed discussions to
take place between the Trust and the successful candidate to determine the nature
of any clinical contract. However, any clinical activity will not normally exceed 3
fixed programmed activities.]
With regard to any clinical duties and responsibilities the post holder will be
responsible to the Medical Director (NHS Trust), through the Chief of Medicine.
[Insert where the appointee may be clinical OR non-clinical: There is no
requirement for the appointee to be a clinician. However, in the event that the
successful candidate is clinically-qualified, arrangements will be made with the
local acute Trust for a clinical appointment advisory panel to be convened and for
an Honorary clinical contract to be negotiated. It is recognised that candidates for
this post could come from a wide range of clinical disciplines and it will be
necessary to have detailed discussions with the Trust and the successful
candidate to determine the nature of any clinical contract.
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This is an indicative programme. The fixed session commitments will be agreed
with the successful candidate. Appropriate secretarial support and office space will
be provided to support both the post holder’s academic and clinical commitments.
The post holder will develop partnerships and identify opportunities for joint working
between BSMS, other academic units within the Universities of Brighton and
Sussex and partner NHS Trusts.
Select paragraphs as appropriate:
[An important early role will be contributing to the development of …………
The appointee will provide specialist services in (specialty) to include Outpatient
clinics, ward rounds, advice to consultant colleagues, specialist investigations,
medical rota, and is required to be a member of the Medical Staff Committee and
participate in the medical rota.
It is expected that the appointee will contribute to the relevant departmental/hospital
clinical governance programmes and to the teaching of junior medical staff, nursing
staff and other paramedical staff and external bodies.
The appointee will have continuing responsibility for patients in his/her care and the
proper functioning of the department in his/her charge.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to utilise the full quota of study leave
to pursue his/her continued medical education and will be required to register with
the appropriate Royal College for CPD purposes and to assure his/her continued
revalidation with (NHS Trust). NHS Trust and Registration with Licence to Practice
with the GMC.]
This job description sets out the duties of the post(s) at the time it was drawn up.
Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of
the duties or level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common
occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the
Person Essential Criteria (both academic and clinical activities)
Specification Please refer to Generic Academic Teaching and Research Job Descriptions and
select the appropriate person specification criteria to use:
Person Specification Hyperlink
Essential Role-Specific Criteria (including Clinical Criteria)
(Recruiting Manager to complete / amend / add to the following)
NHS Consultant/Senior trainee in a medical specialty ……………
Primary UK medical qualification (or equivalent)
Appropriate postgraduate medical qualification (eg MRCP or equivalent)
In current clinical practice and on GMC register with license to practice.
Postgraduate degree at Doctorate level, with evidence of peer-reviewed
publications in medical education and/or applicants medical specialty
Evidence of grant income to support research
Undergraduate and postgraduate education experience in teaching, learning
and assessment with understanding of appropriate pedagogy
Satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Research Bureau disclosure
The Medical School The School is an equal partnership between the Universities of Sussex and
Brighton together with NHS staff throughout the South East Region. The
arrangements for the School’s governance reflect this approach and students are
awarded joint degrees of both Universities.
The School is fully committed to the principles of Tomorrow’s Doctors; it endorses
the value of medical education in a multi-professional context, and promotes the
highest possible standards in its three pivotal components of teaching, clinical
practice, and research (both fundamental and applied).
There is an annual undergraduate intake of approximately 138 students. BSMS
has proved exceptionally popular and in recent admissions rounds has continued
to achieve one of the highest application rates of any UK medical school. Students
spend their first two years primarily on the universities’ campuses at Falmer;
thereafter the focus shifts to the associated teaching hospitals in Brighton and the
surrounding area. There are purpose-built teaching facilities in all areas.
The curriculum emphasises early clinical involvement, a broad range of experience
and a firm foundation in basic science. Led by the Medical Education Unit, there is
a wide range of teaching and learning approaches as appropriate for the particular
circumstances; we are not committed to a single method of delivery. Feedback
from the National Student Survey has demonstrated an exceptionally high level of
student satisfaction, with BSMS being consistently in the top 3 performing schools
in the country. The BSMS 5 year strategic plan (2009 – 14) places growth in
research capacity as the number one priority. We have made significant
investments in research infrastructure, including a world-class Clinical Imaging
Sciences Centre (CISC) housing a 1.5T MRI and a PET- CT scanner and a
Clinical Investigation & Research Unit (CIRU) dedicated to patient orientated
research and early clinical trials. There has been a rapid increase in postgraduate
research students and research income has more than doubled over the last five
The Medical School has four major divisions: Clinical and Laboratory Investigation,
Primary Care and Public Health Medicine, Clinical Medicine, and Medical
The Division of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation is led by Professor P
Ghezzi, whose main research interests are in the field of experimental
neurobiology and immunopathology. Within the Division other research interests
focus on studying the origins, patterning and survival of musculoskeletal tissue
lineages (Prof D Evans), imaging the spread of cancer cells (Prof M Peters
FMedSci), and controlling mRNA stability in the regulation of gene expression (Dr
The Division of Primary Care and Public Health, headed by Prof Helen Smith is
responsible for the teaching of Clinical Practice, Population Medicine and General
Practice. The Division has a large portfolio of health services research; its strength
is the use of mixed method evaluation and pragmatic trial design in the areas of
allergic disease, sexually transmitted disease, cancer and mental health; Prof J
Cassell has a major interest in electronic health records. The Division also plays
host to the NIHR Primary Care Research Network South East.
The Division of Clinical Medicine, headed by Professor Kevin Davies, covers a
wide range of disciplines including general internal medicine and its subspecialties,
surgery (including orthopaedics and trauma medicine), anaesthesia and
emergency medicine. Also located here are Immunology (Prof F Kern) and
Infectious Diseases (Prof M Newport), Women and Children’s Medicine,
Oncology and the Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in
Cancer group (SHORE-C) headed by Professor Lesley Fallowfield FMedSci,
Ethics (Professor B Farsides) and Psychiatry (Professor H Critchley).
The Division of Medical Education, headed by Professor Gordon Ferns provides
teaching and learning in a wide range of subjects relevant to health care. It has
established an extensive systematic programme of formal postgraduate academic
awards relevant to the needs of doctors at all levels, in primary care, secondary
care, mental health and public health. Areas of expertise include cardiology,
psychiatry, public health, health informatics and general practice. It also supports
doctors and other health professionals in practice by responding to their
educational and development needs through targeted continuing education in a
programme of non award-bearing courses, conferences and seminars.
Administration. The Medical School’s Administration is led by Mr Peter Pimblett-
Dennis the Medical School Secretary. The School’s 60+ support staff offer support
to a range of functions including curriculum development and delivery, admissions,
library and IT, communications, student welfare, human resources, research and
The Universities The Universities of Brighton and Sussex have formed a highly effective and
successful partnership that has resulted in the creation of this first new medical
school in the South East region outside of London. Each institution has its own
distinct culture and each is proud of its history and achievements but they have a
long and successful history of collaboration.
Both universities are committed to excellence in teaching and research. In the 2008
Research Assessment Exercise, over 90% of Sussex research activity was rated as
world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. Twenty
subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK: American Studies, Anthropology, Art
History, Education, Engineering, Geography, History, International Relations, Law,
Media and Film, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Preclinical and Human Biology
(including Neuroscience, Biochemistry and the Genome Centre), Psychology,
SPRU, Social Work and Sociology.
The University of Brighton has one of the best research records among post-1992
universities and possesses a diverse and vibrant research community of over 400
research staff and 300 research students. Brighton is ranked as the leading
modern university in terms of the quality of its research by Research Fortnight, and
in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 79% of the university's research
output was classified as being of international standing. One of the University’s
distinctive strengths lies in research activity with a professional and applied focus.
Brighton and BSUH was established on 1 April 2002 from the amalgamation of Brighton Health
Sussex University Care NHS Trust and Mid Sussex NHS Trust. The Trust’s ambition is:
Trust ‘… to become a leading teaching hospital in the UK. We will lead clinically and
academically, treat the most difficult and complex causes and strive for excellence
in our local services. We will achieve and maintain a position in the top 25% of
hospitals for clinical outcomes, patient experience, staff morale, teaching and
The Area The catchment of BSUH includes residents of the City of Brighton and Hove, the
Ouse Valley and Mid Sussex.
The City of Brighton and Hove is a busy commercial and industrial centre, as well as
being a popular holiday resort. It has a strong academic presence with two
universities; Sussex and Brighton. Inland from the city, the district is predominately
rural with the South Downs countryside and Lewes, the county capital. Mid Sussex
stretches northwards and includes the towns of Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill,
Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint plus associated villages and rural areas.
(N.B. BSUH information should remain but additional information may also be
included in respect of Trust joint appointment being made, if this is not
Facts and Figures Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust provides district general
hospital services to the local population of some 460,000. It also provides a range
of specialist services, including cancer services, neurosciences, cardiac surgery,
renal services and intensive care for adults, children and newborn babies, to a
population of approximately 1,000,000.
There are five hospitals within BSUH with a total of 1,140 in-patient beds:
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Brighton
Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton
Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath
Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre, Haywards Heath
Some services are also provided from Brighton General Hospital and Lewes Victoria
Hospital, under agreement with South Downs Health NHS Trust. In addition, the
Trust continues to provide a range of medical and surgical services from a number
of satellite units.
BSUH is a very large public sector employer, with approximately 4,000 staff.
The Appointment An initial selection of candidates will be made on the basis of applications against
Process the person specification criteria outlined above.
For purposes relating to the Data Protection Act applicants are asked to
complete and sign a 1) Clinical Academic application form if medically
qualified or a standard Academic Application form if not medically qualified,
and forward this document along with their written application.
Applicants are also invited to submit a written application including: 2) curriculum
vitae, 3) with supporting statement (as described below), and 4) to nominate three
referees (names, positions and addresses) who are able to comment on the
applicant’s suitability for the position. One of these referees should be the
applicant’s current employer.
Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae should contain at least the following details:
Name, home and office addresses including telephone numbers and (if possible)
Name of institution(s) and dates attended, full or part-time attendance, subjects
studied, qualifications obtained;
Institutional or professional membership
Involvement, institution(s) and date of admission, and positions of responsibility;
Employment history should be in chronological order. If periods of employment are
not consecutive it would be helpful if details of activity in the intervening period
could be included even if these have been covered in other sections e.g. periods of
Research / consultancy
Interests and outcomes including publications and research funding obtained within
the last five years. Please include details of the funding body, the duration of the
research grant and the title of the project.
Experience of teaching undertaken within the last five years including the titles and
levels of the courses taught and the institutions at which these were taught.
Experience of postgraduate research students supervised including the number of
students and their degree outcome.
This should list in separate sections:
(a) papers published in peer-reviewed journals;
(b) review articles and invited submissions;
(c) books and book chapters;
(d) scientific correspondence;
(e) patents awarded or applied for;
Details of abstracts or conference proceedings are not required. Your five most
notable publications should be marked with an asterisk.
Supporting In a supporting statement of not more than 1 page applicants should relate their
Statement previous experience to the post of post title.
Administrative Your application form should be attached to a written application to assist in
details administering the selection process. Any additional information we should be
aware of in relation to your application should be supplied by covering letter.
Enclosures a) BSMS undergraduate prospectus
b) Undergraduate prospectus of the University of Brighton
and of the University of Sussex;
c) BSMS Newsletter (most recent hard copy available on request)
d) Organisational structure charts for BSMS (available on request);
e) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust – Guide to Clinical
Services (available on request);
f) Recruitment monitoring and information pro forma (on application
Useful websites BSMS http://www.bsms.ac.uk
University of Brighton http://www.brighton.ac.uk
University of Sussex http://www.sussex.ac.uk
University of Sussex University of Sussex (jobs) http://www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs
For further information about the City of Brighton and Hove and surrounding area
Submission of Applicants wishing to discuss the position informally are invited to contact:
Name, title, email, telephone number
Application details and application forms are available from www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs
or by request and should be returned to the Human Resources Division, Sussex
House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH. Tel 01273 678706, Fax
01273 877401, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details of all vacant posts can be found via the University websites:
We are committed to equality of opportunity
Revised March 2012 (PP-D) [ July 2012 HR]