GP Workforce Fellows

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub

 [A post-CCT Leadership programme]

Job Description


This is an exciting development opportunity for a potential GP leader within our region to work with the Workforce and Training Hub in supporting workforce plans across the integrated care system. The successful applicant will join 4 other fellows and work with the current team to develop new and existing relationships within the emerging ICS NHS structures and develop new educational and training resources. The hub exists to ensure we invest in primary care workforce effectively to address skill-mix requirements and inequities in provision of quality primary care services. Applications from GPs within 5 years of CCT are welcome. It is not necessary to have an established clinical role as we will be looking to partner successful applicants with practices who can provide support within their teams and need clinical support. The clinical salary will be paid for and supported by the host practice. Successful applicants will additionally benefit from funding from Health Education England to support the leadership sessions, enrolment in leadership/ educational courses and mentorship/ coaching throughout the post. The post is fixed term for one year. 

TITLE:      GP Workforce Fellow

GRADE:   Salaried GP

HOURS:   8 sessions per week

FIXED TERM POST: 12 months (start date August 2019)

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: Medical and Dental Terms & Conditions of Service; based on BMA model salaried contract. 

WORKPLACE CLINICAL: As per individual arrangement/ placement

FELLOWSHIP: Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub, 722 Prince of Wales Rd, Sheffield S9 4DZ


Clinical: As per individual post/ placement

Fellowship: GP Director, South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Workforce and Training Hub

Job Outline

The Fellowship posts are designed to give recent or newly qualified GPs (post CCT) an opportunity to consolidate their clinical skills whilst developing leadership, educational and managerial skills in a supported environment with protected time.

Clinical role- 4 sessions a week

This could be in a practice where a candidate has already obtained a salaried post or a post can be arranged by the Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub – [Priority will be given to clinical posts in areas of deprivation.]

Fellowship role/ Personal development- 4 sessions a week


This will be based with the PCWTH. A number of opportunities are possible, but not limited to:

  1. Supporting effective implementation of the General Practice Forward View investment.
  2. Supporting primary care clinical leadership currently unavailable to ICS clinical workstreams.
  3. Supporting inter-professional learning and transformation through the Workforce and Training Hub.

The aim would be to agree a mutually beneficial work programme matching the interests of the fellow to system needs.

Personal development

Protected education and training time supported by educational allowance funded by Health Education England. This will support the development of educational, managerial and leadership skills. Mentorship, supervision and coaching will be provided throughout the year both individually and through a small learning set. Formal educational opportunities e.g. postgraduate certificate or leadership qualification will be provided through an accredited organisation, depending on individual’s preference.

All post-holders will be expected to maintain a portfolio of learning and to participate in appraisal and revalidation. 


The salary for the clinical sessions will depend on individual practice arrangements. The salary for the leadership/ personal development sessions will be £7,900 per session.


The Fellow’s fixed term contract will be held by the employing practice and will be for a period of 1 year. Applicants for the fellowship may work less than full time. Where this is the case, the balance of clinical and fellowship work will mirror that described above and the duration of the programme will be equivalent to 12 months full time. 

Further information

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub (SYB PCWTH)

The Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub forms part of the wider workforce hub for the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System. The main aim of the hub is to support the growth and development of a resilient primary care workforce for the region. The hub’s role includes: increasing the capacity of learning placements, promoting inter-professional education, facilitating the use of workforce tools for planning, retention and succession, supporting the safe introduction of new and emerging roles and developing initiatives to support practices to build their future workforce. For more information, click here

Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber (HEEYH)

Health Education England (HEE,) working across Yorkshire and the Humber, manages Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and Training for both Primary and Secondary Care across the health communities of Yorkshire and the Humber. As part of the GP Forward View, a national programme of investment for GP post CCT fellowships is available and HEE Yorkshire and the Humber is supporting the development of GP Fellowships with a variety of partner organisations, including South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Workforce and Training Hub. HEEYH provides support for the educational and developmental components of the fellowships.

Both SYB PCWTH and HEEYH are committed to addressing health inequalities.

For more information, contact:

Dr Alan Shirley, Clinical Director, SYB Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub

Dr Ben Jackson, Chair, SYB Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub

To download a Person Specification and printable version of this page, click here: SYB PCWTH Post CCT fellows Job Description – June 2019 version

Closing date: June 28th, 2019

Please apply by sending an up to date C.V. and covering letter to Alan Shirley, Clinical Director