Senior Clinical Lecturer for Communication Skills Teaching

Cardiff University - Centre of Medical Education

School of Medicine

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

We are seeking an experienced medical educationalist to lead the development and delivery of clinical communication skills learning and assessment within the School of Medicine at Cardiff University. The School offers a 4, 5 and 6 year undergraduate medical degree (MB BCh), a BSc in Medical Pharmacology and an increasing range of intercalated degree programmes. We are one of the largest undergraduate medical schools in the UK with c1500 students. We are also one of the largest providers of medical taught postgraduate programmes in the UK with a wide variety of clinically relevant programmes studied by 1500 students per year.

This role is based within the Centre for Medical Education leading the delivery of clinical communication skills, primarily to our undergraduate medical students. The role holder will work closely with colleagues in the Clinical Skills and Simulation team, and in the NHS across Wales to ensure consistent delivery and continuous enhancement of communication skills learning across the MB BCh programme and clinical placements across Wales. The role holder will also work closely with the Assessment Team to ensure delivery or a robust and integrated programme of assessments of communication skills in practical assessments and work place based assessments.

We are looking for a clinician with significant teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. You should have demonstrated your ability to design, deliver and continuously innovate communication/consultation skills teaching across undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching programmes.

The role is suitable for clinical educators, and is available on a part-time (0.4 fte) basis. If you would like to discuss the role on an informal basis please contact Professor Paul Kinnersley, Director of Clinical Skills (email:

This post is part time (15 hours per week, work pattern is to be agreed), open ended and is available immediately.

Salary: £74,393 - £96,583 per annum (Clinical Scale)

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution. Under the pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS).

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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