Professional Development Lead required for NDCMP/CDP

Author: 
Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Date of the announcement: 
Tuesday, 14 June, 2022

ABCD currently runs the successful National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship and Consultant Development Programmes. We are now seeking a Professional Development Lead for these programmes to support Keith Whitfield, current Faculty Lead.

Anybody interested in applying for this position must be an ABCD member of consultant status with an interest in professional and personal development education and leadership. Previous experience in medical education and/or in clinical leadership is helpful but not essential. You may also have experience as an ABCD Mentor or Mentee. 

The role, which is voluntary, will require the appointee to be able to give, on average, 1.0 PA per month, including attendance at ABCD Executive Committee meetings and participation in agreed NDCMP and CDP activities.

In terms of what the role will comprise, the person appointed will be a member of the ABCD Committee, responsible for:

  • Providing day-to-day oversight and governance, with the Faculty Lead, of both the National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme (the mentorship programme) and the Consultant Development Programme (the leadership and management development programme)
  • Supervising the process of pairing mentors with mentees 
  • Supporting the ABCD CDP, attending the Course to provide diabetes-specific input 
  • Providing the ABCD Committee with regular feedback on both programmes 
  • Developing a costed rolling three-year plan for delivery of both programmes, including a detailed annual delivery plan and alternative sources of funding 
  • Supporting development of new personal development opportunities for consultants where additional funding can be found

For further information please feel free to contact keith.whitfield@ultimateperformance.org.uk         

Please submit your application by email including a covering letter together with your CV no later than Friday 29th July 2022.

Please note that references will be sought from shortlisted applicants. Arrangements will be made for interviews shortly after the closing date.

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