Leadership Fellow - Differential Attainment Project


Post reference: FLP 2021 / Bid 41

Host organisation: Health Education England Yorkshire & Humber

Post location: Leeds, Hull or Sheffield

Eligible professional groups: Medical Specialty Trainees (ST3+), Dental Specialty Trainees (StR), Public Health Registrars (ST3+), Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors, Nurses / Midwives, Pharmacists / Pharmacy Technicians, Healthcare Scientists, Allied Health Professionals

Eligible Allied Health Professionals: Art Therapists, Dietitians, Drama Therapists, Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Orthoptists, Osteopaths, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Prosthetists/Orthotists, Diagnostic Radiographer, Therapeutic Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapists

Post start date: August 2021

This Leadership post will be based with the Equality,  Diversity & Inclusion team at Health Education England  (YH), supervised by an Associate Dean.  The project will be to both introduce new strategies & evaluate and refine existing strategies to narrow the Differential Attainment gap between cohorts of  trainees in Yorkshire & Humber.  Differential Attainment (DA) is defined here as systematic  differences in outcomes when grouping cohorts  by protected characteristics. It is a gap observed amongst doctors in exam  pass rates, recruitment to posts and career progression.  Causes of DA are not fully understood, but it is clear that it  is not based on a difference in ability. Narrowing the DA  gap is both a local and national priority.  The Leadership fellow will lead workstreams with the aim  of identifying and  sharing good practice with all health professionals, refining and augmenting existing strategies, developing new strategies to  address DA and supporting their implementation. 

The fellow will have an opportunity to collaborate with medical trainees  trainees, particularly international medical graduates, other health professional learners and  trainers, including those that plan training. They will collaborate with the Senior Educational  team at HEE YH on the project and there will be opportunity  to network nationally to share new strategies.  They will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge  and attend relevant courses to support areas of innovation.

Closing date:  16:00 on Fri 13 November 2020

Interview date: 16/12/2020

Application contact:  fiona.bishop@hee.nhs.uk


For application instructions and to download an Application Form, please see the vacancies section on the Future Leaders recruitment website.