Vacancies: Vertical Theme writers/developers

Vertical Theme writers/developers wanted: Service Learning – Informatics – Prescribing

We are seeking to recruit writers/developers to contribute to the setting up of Vertical Themes within the four year curriculum of Scotland’s first graduate-entry medical degree.

The Vertical Themes represent key areas where ScotGEM will focus students on developing particularly advanced skills, including important transferable skills key to academic practice (e.g. academic integrity, digital literacy, reflective skills, critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the pertinent literature). Themes have been chosen to reflect how healthcare delivery is likely to evolve and areas seen as important for generalist leaders in healthcare provision going forward. Indeed, integral to many of these activities is the need to engage with communities as well as NHS providers/managers and employ leadership and team working skills in order to achieve the outcomes sought.  The Vertical Themes combined will help to create Doctors who are ‘Agents of Change’ in the way that health and social care is provided in Scotland and it is expected that each Vertical Theme will eventually have its own lead.

Interim Vertical Theme Roles


ScotGEM is now seeking to engage expert support to initiate the design and early implementation of the Vertical Themes, following the recent appointment of an overall ‘Agents of Change’ Lead.  Where existing staff are not available we are seeking to employ suitable individuals on a part-time fixed term ‘bank’ basis from early May to end September 2018.  Thereafter, the requirements will be reviewed.  Opportunities exist within the Vertical Themes of:

  • Service learning and community engagement
  • Informatics
  • Prescribing

Further details and notes of interest

For more information about interim ScotGEM Vertical Theme roles, please contact Isla Tabberer, ScotGEM Programme Manager at

Notes of interest and a CV should be forwarded to Isla Tabberer, by the closing date Friday 27th April 2018.