Working with doctors, working for patients

Deputy Medical Adviser

Full time but part-time and secondment will be considered

The General Medical Council is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. It is dedicated to protecting patients and improving medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. It does this by working with doctors, government health departments, education bodies, employers, medical educators and patient groups.

The Education and Standards Directorate is responsible for two of the GMC’s key statutory functions; setting the standards for doctors, and overseeing undergraduate and postgraduate medical training across the UK.  The Deputy Medical Adviser is an exciting and unique opportunity; a chance to enhance access to clinical expertise within the organisation and shape the training for today’s and tomorrow’s doctors.  This will include being part of the senior team for the directorate, working collaboratively and flexibly alongside the Director, Assistant Directors and Head of Office to provide strategic direction and effective management of the directorate and to be the lead for medical appraisal within the organisation.

With a successful and strong track record of working in a senior clinical role with a licence to practise you will have an appreciation of the framework the GMC operates within. You will bring relevant experience of policy implementation, medical education or regulation and a portfolio of evidence of successful implementation of wider health policy, in particular in the areas of clinical governance, medical education including professional development and patient safety.

Your outstanding interpersonal skills, providing a credible and engaging voice for the GMC, promoting our work and mission to promote the highest standards of medical education and training to deliver safe, high quality medical care for patients will be apparent.  This combined with your drive and passion to get things done will make a positive contribution to the GMC’s work now and for the future.

Our organisation is built on fairness and trust – the trust of patients and the medical profession. So it’s important that we can relate to the people we serve. That’s why we look for people from a range of backgrounds, and welcome broad perspectives, skills and experiences. This diversity helps us make better decisions and means that we can be more innovative in our work. 

If you are interested in learning more about the role role please contact Kate Goodridge, Head of Resourcing and Associate Services,

The GMC values equality and diversity and is committed to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from bias and unlawfu discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).

Education and Standards
Office of the Director of Education and Standards
London or Manchester
Employment status
Closing date
19 August at midnight. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date
Interviews will take place in London. 6 September (pm) and 12 September (am)
Job reference
GMC staff