We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to apply to take on the coordination of the MSc/PGDip Child Health University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) resource, for one year, from August 2019.

This role is ideal for trainees at ST6-8 who are keen to develop an interest and qualifications in medical education.

This unique role encompasses the medical education role, with protected sessions to develop the web-based tutorials and assessments, along with clinical sessions on the middle-grade rota at Leeds Children's Hospital. You will receive an induction from the current VLE coordinator; no additional training is required (although support from the VLE team within the Leeds Institute for Medical Education). Please see attached job description for more information.

Previous post-holders have found that the role has been an excellent experience which has considerably enhanced their professional development and their curriculum vitae.

Previous DALEs/VLE co-ordinators have been:

Simon Frazer

Ian Cannings

Nick Leigh-Hunt

Chris Smith

Alistair Morris

Lorna Highet

Jim Pauling

Peter Cartledge

Claire Thompson

Naveen Naganna

Nadia Amin

Louise Jordan

Owen Hughes

Sarah Maltby

Jenna Saunders and Jessie Morgan

Alex Paes

Charlotte Ashton (in post at the moment)


This is a great opportunity for anyone who has a strong interest in medical education. We hope to link this practical experience with you attaining a qualification in medical education the following year (eg a PGCE) and are able to contribute towards the fee for this.

For further general information please email Natalie n.d.ross@leeds.ac.uk or if you wish to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Charlotte, the current coordinator, on meddales@leeds.ac.uk or Tim Lee, Programme Manager,tim.lee1@nhs.net

If you would like to apply, please email Natalie n.d.ross@leeds.ac.uk with a couple of paragraphs stating why you are interested in the post and detailing any relevant experience.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 20 February and we plan to hold interviews on Wednesday 6 March (4.00-6.00pm) and Wednesday 13 March (4.00-6.00pm) in Leeds (Worsley Building, University of Leeds).


Best wishes 

Dr Tim Lee