Liaison Adviser (South and Mid Wales) (GMC3243)

Liaison Adviser (South and Mid Wales)

Could you be one of our new ambassadors and change leaders?

  • Passionate about patient safety and medical education?

  • Naturally inquisitive, and focused on improvement, patient safety and harm prevention in medical practice?

  • Confident, credible and highly effective communicator, facilitator and educator?

If you can answer yes to all of these then keep reading as you may well be a natural choice for one of these exciting roles with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Regional Liaison Service.

We are looking for new colleagues to join our expanding service.

Applicants must live in the area advertised and it is expected that the post will be based in our Cardiff office, although requests to be home based with a commitment to regular working in the Cardiff office will be considered.  You will be in close contact with our Cardiff team, with your counterpart in North Wales and in the other devolved nations, and with the Regional Liaison Service in England.  This will provide you with an interesting national perspective balanced against specific regional responsibilities, but you must be willing and available to travel both within Wales and across the UK and available for occasional overnight stays.

You'll work in hospitals, GP surgeries, medical schools and communities in partnership with the medical profession, employers, health care regulators and patients to support doctors and medical educators in their practise in the interests of patients and the wider healthcare system.  

Additionally you will:

  • Promote understanding of the role and value of the GMC’s work with medical students, doctors, patients, employers and other health regulators
  • Support high professional standards in medical education, training and practice by identifying concerns about patient safety and the quality of training doctors are receiving and collaborate with others to drive improvement
  • Deepen the GMC’s understanding of the issues affecting doctors, employers, medical students and patients so that our work is informed by and responsive to these challenges
  • Develop training interventions to support high standards of professional practise.

The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and partnership working skills. Additionally they will have an analytical and problem solving approach to work. Using data, intelligence and networking they will be able to quickly build a picture of the quality of care and medical education delivered across their region and identify those in the external healthcare environment best placed to help improve the situation.

They will care deeply about supporting doctors to maintain the standards we expect of them. They will be open and empathetic to the current challenges of practicing medicine in the UK and be capable of providing guidance and direction to doctors, students and educators about ethical issues and patient safety concerns.

They will be an excellent educator or facilitator with a clear, engaging and dynamic communication style and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content in a range of settings and across multiple audiences as well as the ability to handle challenge and answer complex queries.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as the GMC becomes increasingly focused on collaboration, prevention and improvement to support a profession under pressure.

Strategy and Communication
Job function
Strategic Communication and Engagement
36,156 to 46,869 with an expectional maximum of 52,684
Closing date
Midnight Sunday 24th February 2019, late applications will not be accepted
Assessment date
1st stage assessment centre will take place on Tuesday 12th March 2019, 2nd stage interviews will take place on Wednesday 20th March 2019
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