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  • 1. LECTURER (CLINICAL) IN DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY Job Ref: A-560710 Department: School of Clinical Sciences Division: Diabetes and Endocrinology Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience Range: £30,685 - £53,132 pa Tenure: 4 years, commencing 1 March 2010 Hours of work: Full-time Closing Date: 23 November 2009 Interview Date: To be confirmed ___________________________________________________ Informal enquiries to Professor John Wilding on 0151 529 5885, email: j.p.hwilding@liv.ac.uk or Professor Geoff Gill, email: g.gill@liv.ac.uk Application Procedure Applications should comprise: *A completed applicant information form * A copy of your full curriculum vitae *A statement indicating the reasons for applying for this post and how your training and experience is relevant. If you have any particular requirements should you be invited to interview, please make this clear in your application. Submitting Applications Applications may be submitted by e-mail to jobs@liv.ac.uk or by post or in person to: The Director of Human Resources (Recruitment), The University of Liverpool, Hart Building, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ ROYAL MAIL – Postal Pricing System. Please ensure that postal applications carry the correct postage according to the weight and measurement of the item, as items with insufficient postage will be held and delayed by the Royal Mail. Details of their pricing system are available online at www.royalmail.com or from a Post Office branch. Acknowledgement of Applications Please note that we are unable to acknowledge postal applications. If you would like an acknowledgement please enclose a stamped addressed card or envelope, and place it at the front of your application. If you e-mail your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement. Shortlisting and Interviews Shortlisting and interview arrangements are the responsibility of the recruiting Department. Please contact Professor John Wilding on 0151 529 5885 if you have a query after the closing date. Outcome of Applications Vacancies at the University often attract a large number of candidates and it is not always possible to respond individually to every application. If you have not heard from the recruiting Department by late December 2009 please take it that your application has not been successful. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 1 of 14
  • 2. Asylum & Immigration The University will comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, and will require all employees to provide documentary evidence of their legal right to work in this country prior to commencing employment. You may be required to produce your passport and visa (if applicable) at interview. For posts requiring a recognised degree level or equivalent qualification, and where there is no suitable UK or European Economic Area candidate, the University will take the necessary steps to secure UK and Border Agency permission for a foreign national to take up employment. Should you require a certificate of sponsorship in order to take up the post you may be required to undertake an English Language test prior to commencing work at the University. Details of Home Office approved tests can be found at:http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/pbsapprovedenglishlanguage Further information on the eligibility criteria for certificates of sponsorship can be found at: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/employers/points/ Diversity and Equality The University of Liverpool is committed to diversity and equality. All employees and applicants for jobs will be considered on their abilities and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, caring responsibilities, colour, disability, employment status, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction. Training is available to support career progression within the University. Accessibility If you require copies of documentation in alternative formats, for example, large print or Braille, please contact jobs@liv.ac.uk or telephone 0151 794 6771. If you have any other requirements which will help you access the application or interview process or employment opportunities at the University of Liverpool, please let us know by contacting jobs@liv.ac.uk or telephone 0151 794 6771. Smoking The University has adopted a Code of Practice on Smoking, copies of which are available from the Human Resources Department website www.liv.ac.uk/hr COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY Job Ref: A-560710 Page 2 of 14
  • 3. LH/10/09 The University of Liverpool, together with Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, wishes to appoint a Lecturer to a replacement post in the Directorate of Diabetes and Endocrinology. This post would be suitable for a candidate pursuing a career in Diabetes and Endocrinology and who intends to spend more time in research, with the aim of developing their own research portfolio, whilst continuing their clinical training as a Specialist Registrar. The successful applicant will be expected to have experience in the speciality at registrar level as well as research experience, preferably having completed or being close to completing a higher degree (PhD or MD). Applicants are required to hold membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) or equivalent qualifications and to be fully registered with the General Medical Council. The Trust serves a population of approximately one third of a million from North Liverpool, Sefton Borough and Kirkby and is situated on two main hospital sites. Following the amalgamation of services from the two acute general hospitals, all in-patient services and some out-patient services are provided from the University Hospital Aintree, which is located in Fazakerley, and some out-patient services and day case surgery are provided from the Walton Hospital site. The person appointed will be based at the University Hospital Aintree (formerly Fazakerley Hospital) and will be a member of the Diabetes & Endocrinology Directorate. Further details of the post follow and include:- 1. General information about the area. 2. General information about the Aintree Hospitals. 3. Description of the General Medicine/ Diabetes & Endocrinology Services 4. The Job Plan and the Appointee’s Role. 5. Further information Job Ref: A-560710 Page 3 of 14
  • 4. Section 1 The North West Strategic Health Authority was formed from the amalgamation of the Mersey, North Western and part of the Northern RHA’s and has a population of 6.6million. Merseyside itself consists of 5 metropolitan boroughs, the largest being the City of Liverpool. Sefton Metropolitan Borough is contiguous and stretches along the coastal strip north of the River Mersey as far as Southport. The Sefton population is served by two main Hospital complexes, namely Aintree Hospitals, serving South Sefton, and Southport and Formby District General Hospitals serving the North. 294,000 residents live within the geographical boundaries of Sefton Health Authority and around 175,000 in the southern part of the area. The figure is expected to decline slightly but within this overall decline the elderly population will increase. Liverpool is a dynamic city. It has experienced a major revival over the past few years and Merseysiders enjoy a superb quality of life. It is unusually compact and a journey to the centre rarely takes more than 30 minutes. The county abounds with fine architecture, lively cultural pursuits and outstanding sport. Tourism has become a major industry and 20 million people visited the city last year, attracted both by the area’s natural and manmade assets. Liverpool was European Capital of Culture in 2008. Merseyside’s theatres, museums and art collections are now amongst its strongest assets. The city is alive with independent theatre groups, authors, poets and dance groups. Photography, sculpture, street art and video makers abound. The Walker Art Gallery contains a collection equal to any in the provinces and the Tate Gallery opened in 1988 on Liverpool’s waterfront in the refurbished Albert Dock. The Philharmonic Orchestra is nationally acclaimed and there is a full range of musical activities of all types. There are both Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals and facilities for worship of every other faith in the city. There are excellent schools for both sexes, including a variety of denominational schools in the private and state sector. The University Medical School and the Liverpool Medical Institution are within 20 minutes drive of Aintree Hospitals. Very good housing in pleasant suburbs near the sea and in rural areas is easily available. Two airports are within easy reach. Liverpool and Manchester International Airport are within half to three quarters of an hour’s driving time. There are excellent train services and motorway links to all parts of the country with easy access to the national parks, North Wales, the Peak District, the Lake District, as well a to both Lancashire and North Wales coasts. South Sefton is the home of the Grand National Racecourse at Aintree and also embraces the freeport of Liverpool. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 4 of 14
  • 5. Section 2 University Hospital Aintree University Hospital Aintree is a large teaching hospital for the University of Liverpool. It houses a large Accident and Emergency Department and most major acute specialties are represented including General Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics, Urology, and acute medical services. In addition, there are specialised units for Cardiology, Thoracic Medicine, Nephrology, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Gastroenterology, Medicine for the Elderly, Regional Maxillofacial and Cancer of the Head and Neck and the Younger Disabled Unit. There is a fully equipped 17 bed Critical Care Unit (General Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit) and a large Cardiac Intensive Care Unit as well as a dedicated acute Stroke Unit. It is also the site of the Sub-Regional Public Health Laboratory and there is a large Radiology Department servicing the hospital. A Cardiac Catheter Laboratory opened in September 2003. Walton Hospital Walton Hospital is situated approximately 4 miles from the city centre and 2½ miles from the University Hospital Aintree, providing Out-patient and Day Case services (86 beds). The Ophthalmology Directorate is based on this site. The services at Walton are expected to relocate to the UHA site in 2010 into a new purpose-built daycase and outpatient centre. Education, Teaching and Research Aintree Hospitals has a strong commitment to and an excellent reputation for teaching and research, providing facilities for Undergraduate clinical teaching and Postgraduate work for the University of Liverpool with which there is a close relationship. The Trust makes a major contribution to the teaching and training of medical students and postgraduate doctors. Strong links with the University of Liverpool have been forged over the past few years to develop the Trust’s academic base. Four University Professors with duties entirely at Aintree Hospitals have been appointed. Professor Peter Calverley, Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine (Respiratory), Professor Mike Pearson (Clinical Effectiveness)Professor Rob Moots, Chair of Rheumatology and Professor John Wilding, Chair of Medicine. These appointments play a vital part in the Trust’s intention to enhance its academic reputation. Many other specialties also have academic appointees. The Trust has an Associate Medical Director - Medical Education (Dr John Earis), an Associate Medical Director - Research and Development (Professor R J Moots), and an Associate Medical Director – Clinical Governance (Dr N P Mercer). A varied programme of lectures and seminars in a wide variety of specialties is organised by the Postgraduate Centre and these are well supported by Hospital medical staff. There are weekly clinical Grand Rounds and Clinical Audit meetings are held regularly. Facilities for medical illustration are available. The Postgraduate Medical Centres at both Hospitals merged last year on the University Hospital Aintree site. In 2001 a major new development to bring postgraduate education and academic staff together in a new Clinical Sciences Centre on the University Hospital Aintree site was completed. This is one of the most important developments in the history of the Trust and represents a partnership between Aintree Hospitals, the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust, the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University College and the Pain Relief Foundation. The Clinical Sciences Centre for Research and Education houses the research units and offices of the University Clinical Departments and those of the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust. In addition, the new building embraces the Directorate of Medical Education, comprising offices, seminar rooms and undergraduate facilities. The Centre has a Lecture Theatre, with a capacity of 225, fully equipped with audio visual aids and with the built in facility for video-conferencing. The Centre has already Job Ref: A-560710 Page 5 of 14
  • 6. become a popular venue for a number of national meetings, seminars and symposia. There is an exhibition hall next to the Lecture Theatre. The Library and Information Resource Centre, on the first floor, provides a multidisciplinary service including reference and lending collections from the School of Health Studies, the Postgraduate and Walton Centre libraries and includes network and stand-alone electronic information services, including CD Rom and on- line databases. Client training and support services, including interactive workbooks, electronic information/self study packages, group training sessions and on screen printing can be provided. Remote access to the information system is available outside opening hours at designated locations within the Hospital. The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust The Walton Centre is an NHS Trust providing neurology and neurosurgical services to a catchment population consisting of Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and part of West Lancashire. The Centre is a new purpose built hospital in the grounds of University Hospital Aintree and has 63 Neurosurgical beds, 36 neurology beds, 11 paediatric beds, 4 pain relief beds, ITU and Day-Case Unit. The Department of Neuroscience of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Liverpool is based at the Walton Centre. Research in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity at UHA The Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinical Research Unit has its clinical base at the UHA, where Professor John Wilding directs the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) which is housed in the Clinical Sciences Centre. The Group is busy and productive and has a large external grant income (>£5 million since 1998). The Group has an excellent publication output, for which it is recognised at international level. External funding has been obtained to equip the clinical physiology laboratories in the Clinical Sciences Centre for a wide range of metabolic and vascular studies in obesity and diabetes, and molecular and tissue- culture laboratories are also available in the Centre. Facilities available include those needed for metabolic studies such as euglycaemic clamps, assessment of metabolic rate, body composition (Bod-Pod) measurements of vascular function, heart rate variability, baroreflex sensitivity, pulse wave analysis and microneurography. Currently, the senior members of the Group comprise Professor John Wilding, Professor Geoff Gill, Dr Christina Daousi, Dr Dan Cuthbertson and Professor Ian MacFarlane (Honorary Professor of Endocrinology) who supervise clinical research at the CRU. The group also supervise non-clinical researchers in the Obesity Research Unit (Neurob), headed by Professor Paul Trayhurn which is housed in the Department of Medicine at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital near the main University campus. Prof Geoff Gill has interests in cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes, long-term survivors of type 1 diabetes, unstable type 1 diabetes and hypoglycaemia. He also an interest in diabetes in the tropics, and has close links with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Personnel at the CRU supporting research in diabetes and endocrinology currently comprise the clinical lecturer, four research fellows, five research nurses, two PhD students and a research dietician. The main areas of research are metabolic and vascular studies in obesity, diabetes and growth hormone deficiency, hypoglycaemia, risk factors in type 2 diabetes and studies in unstable type 1 diabetes, together with clinical trials of new treatments in diabetes and obesity. The unit actively collaborates with several other groups on site, including NHS and academic consultants in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Respiratory Medicine, Neurology and Clinical Biochemistry. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 6 of 14
  • 7. Section 3 Description of General Medicine and Diabetes & Endocrinology Services at Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust General Medical Services and Medical Sub Specialties General Medicine and medical sub-specialties are provided across the two hospital sites, led by Dr Craig Gradden, Divisional Medical Director, Medical Services. The Appointee will be a member of the Division of Medicine whose members include: Aintree Cardiac Centre Dr E Rodrigues (Clinical Director), Dr A Amadi, Dr K Clarke, Dr A Khand, Dr M. Burgess, Dr P Wong, G Davis, Dr H Haq and Dr S Chuah Aintree Chest Centre Professor P Calverley, Drs J Earis, Professor M Pearson, P Davies, R Angus, C Warburton, L Davies, Dr J O’Reilly, Dr Paul Walker + Senior Lecturer (TBA). Diabetes & Endocrinology Professor J Wilding, Professor G Gill, Dr Christina Daousi (SL), Dr Dan Cuthbertson (SL), Professor I MacFarlane (Hon Prof), Dr I F Casson and Dr S Benbow (Clinical Director). Dermatology Dr G Wong and Dr T Clayton Gastroenterology Drs R Sturgess, P O’Toole, K Bodger (Senior Lecturer), Dr S Hood,Dr S Sarkar and Dr N Kapoor. Medicine for the Elderly Dr S Durariaj, D McDowell, J Turner, M Siddiqi, J Clague and Dr N Aly Haematology Dr A Olujohungbe, Dr B E Woodcock, Dr Dasgupta and Dr Salim. Rheumatology Drs R Thompson, E Williams and Professor R Moots, Dr C Estrach, Dr M Anderson (Senior Lecturer) and Dr N Goodson (Senior Lecturer) Nephrology Drs C Gradden, Dr A Abraham, Dr B Pandya, Dr C Wong, Dr T Chandrasekar, Dr C. Goldsmith Medical Assessment Unit Dr B Maher, Dr A Crowther, Dr D Deepak There are approximately 20,000 in-patient episodes per annum to the Medical Services with acute admissions accepted from the Accident and Emergency Department. The service operates on a specialty led Directorate structure. The total Junior Medical Staff complement for the medical specialties is: Specialist Registrars 25 Senior House Officers 38 Foundation Yr 2 Posts 15 House Officers 20 + 5 Trust Grade Job Ref: A-560710 Page 7 of 14
  • 8. The Medical Services at Aintree Hospitals are making considerable efforts to increase the support/supervision provided to junior medical staff while caring for emergency medical admission. A new medical assessment/admissions unit (38 beds) opened in 2003 and 2 Consultant Physician posts in Emergency Medicine have been appointed (four other consultants to be appointed). The Diabetes and Endocrinology Directorate The Diabetes and Endocrinology Directorate at Aintree Hospitals serves the local population (approximately 350,000) and, because of the specialist interests of the consultants, also takes patients from a much wider catchment area including the North West of England and North Wales. As well as managing diabetic patients, the existing Consultants provide essential services in related disciplines, notably endocrinology, obesity and lipid disorders, and also fulfil a substantial General Medical commitment. The Diabetes Centre at Aintree Hospital was established in 1990 in purpose-built premises at Walton Hospital. A comprehensive range of out-patient services is provided, with easy access to the multi- disciplinary diabetes care team. There is a Nurse Consultant in Diabetes/Endocrinology (Maureen Wallymahmed) and a team of Specialist Nurses (4), Diabetes Educators and Ward Liaison Nurses (4), Dietitians and Chiropodists. There are also close links with the Ophthalmologists, Vascular Surgeons, Nephrologists and Endocrine Surgeons. Daily diabetes clinics and health education sessions are held, with separate clinics for adolescents, pregnant patients with diabetes, foot problems and erectile dysfunction In addition, lipid, endocrinology and obesity clinics are held weekly. Combined neurosurgical- endocrine clinics are held in The Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery and close links exist with the endocrine surgery clinics. In 2006-7 there were more than 6,000 out-patient attendances at the Diabetes Centre and over 3,000 patients are registered at the Centre. Referrals from outside the usual catchment population are also increasing. In view of the increasingly elderly population in Sefton and the high prevalence (10%) of diabetes in the over 70s, the demand for diabetes care will undoubtedly continue to increase. It is predicted that the prevalence of diabetes will double in the next decade. Since its inception, the Aintree Diabetes Centre has been active in developing links with Primary Care and Community colleagues and there is an agreed shared-care protocol “Diabetes Care Guidelines” in conjunction with South Sefton and Liverpool Primary Care Trusts. The Directorate is responsible for 49 medical beds at University Hospital Aintree on two wards. The Consultant staff participate in the Medical Directorate “post-take” ward round system which currently involves 5 teams of physicians (Gastroenterology, Cardiology, DME, Respiratory and Diabetes/Endocrine/ Nephrology). Medical Staffing The Consultants working in the Directorate all undertake General Medical duties and have special interests as follows: Dr S Benbow (Clinical Director) Community Diabetes Care, diabetic neuropathy Prof I A MacFarlane Adolescent diabetes, endocrinology, neuro-endocrinology Professor G Gill Endocrinology and lipid disorders, diabetic foot problems Professor J Wilding Job Ref: A-560710 Page 8 of 14
  • 9. Dr Christina Daousi Diabetes, Endocrinology, obesity Dr Dan Cuthbertson Diabetes, Endocrinology Neuroendocrine tumours Dr I F Casson Medical Disorders of Pregnancy The Junior Medical Staff complement for the Directorate is: Lecturer (SpR) 1 Specialist Registrars 4 Specialist Trainee (ST1, ST2) 2 Foundation Year 2 3 Foundation Year 1 3 Dr van Heyningen, Consultant in Clinical Chemistry and Dr David Wile (Associate Specialist)doctor also work closely with the directorate in the Lipid and Diabetes Clinics. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 9 of 14
  • 10. Section 4 – Job Description Research The Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Group has its clinical base at the UHA, where Professor John Wilding directs the Clinical Research Unit, housed in the Clinical Sciences Centre. The Group has a large external grant income and an excellent publication output, for which it is recognised at international level. Facilities are available to undertake a wide range of studies into metabolism and vascular function in obesity, diabetes and endocrine disease, and it is expected that the post-holder, in collaboration with academic and clinical colleagues, would develop their own research theme, building on their own experience and that of the unit. Teaching The undergraduate medical curriculum at Liverpool puts strong emphasis on self-directed learning and vertical integration, with clinical skills introduced early in the course. The first graduates from the current course qualified in 2001. The undergraduate teaching load at UHA has increased recently with the changes in the curriculum, and is set to rise further with the forthcoming expansion of medical student numbers. One session is devoted entirely to teaching, and this may be spent undertaking ward-based teaching or supervising other work such as Special Study Modules (SSMs), Selectives in Advanced Medical Practice (SAMPS), and acting as a Problem Based Learning Tutor. The lecturer would also be expected to contribute to the organisation of teaching within the directorate, and helping with undergraduate examinations during their tenure of the post. Clinical Ward work The lecturer will be attached to the academic team in Diabetes and Endocrinology (Professors John Wilding, Geoff Gill and Dr Christina Daousi), supported by a Trust-funded SpR/Research Fellow and F2 and F1 Foundation year post. They will be expected to attend up to two ward rounds per week (shared 50:50 with Trust-funded SpR/Research Fellow), and assist in ward consultations. Outpatient Clinics The appointee will rotate through the general medical and endocrine clinics that take place on a Friday morning at Walton Hospital (including the joint endocrine surgical clinic) to give a broad range of experience in general medical and endocrine disease. The second clinic session is flexible, to allow rotation through the specialist clinics required for specialist registration in Diabetes and Endocrinology (clinics available at Aintree include: joint pituitary clinic, adolescent diabetes clinic, erectile dysfunction clinic, diabetic foot clinic, medical disorders of pregnancy clinic, obesity clinic). The post-holder will also be encouraged to attend other clinics as required, including renal, vascular, paediatric, retinopathy and reproductive endocrine clinics. On-call commitment The on-call commitment for the post includes a contribution to the resident Specialist Registrar on-call rota (Band 2A) and also may include post-take ward rounds with consultant cover, depending on the seniority of the person appointed. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 10 of 14
  • 11. Job Plan Monday am Diabetic clinic / (flexible session for clinical training) pm Ward Round Tuesday am Research pm Research Wednesday am Research pm Research Thursday am Ward Round pm Teaching (flexible) Friday am General Medical / Endocrine Clinic pm Research Appraisal The postholder will be expected to complete the RITA assessments required for accreditation for higher medical training. Furthermore, the post-holder will be expected to contribute to research activity within the University, and will be expected to complete the portfolio of activity and University Appraisal process. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 11 of 14
  • 12. Section 5 Further information Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss the post with: Professor John Wilding Clinical Sciences Centre University Hospital Aintree Longmoor Lane Liverpool L9 7 AL Tel 0151-529-5885 Fax 0151-529-5888 Email j.p.h.wilding@liv.ac.uk or Professor Geoff Gill University Hospital Aintree Longmoor Lane Liverpool L9 7 AL Tel 0151-529-5885 Fax 0151-529-5888 Email g.gill@liv.ac.uk Shortlisted candidates will be offered the opportunity to visit the unit. _______________________________________________________ The Occupational Pension Scheme associated with this appointment is the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Under the provisions of this scheme a member of staff currently contributes at a rate of 6.35% of his or her pensionable salary and the University such sum as may be required to maintain the full benefit of the scheme. Employees of the Faculty of Medicine who at the time of their appointment have been a member of the National Health Service Pension Scheme (NHSPS) in the previous 12 months, may apply to continue their membership of the NHSPS during their employment at the University. Full particulars of the schemes can be obtained, on request, from the Director of Human Resources. An acceptance of this appointment will be taken as an application to join USS or remain in NHSPS and have the appropriate contributions deducted from pensionable salary unless the Director of Human Resources expressly notified in writing either before commencing employment, within three months of that date or on expiry of three months notice, that the appointee intends to make his or her own pension arrangements. Should the appointee decide to make his or her own personal pension arrangements, the University will not contribute to the personal arrangement. No other form of supplementation of pension benefits will be available from the University. It may be possible for a newly appointed member of staff who has not been in USS to have his or her accrued benefits from his or her former pension scheme transferred to the USS. In such a case, USS will be asked to investigate a transfer payment and will provide, on actuarial advice, a proposal for a number of years' credit in USS which such payment would secure. The member of staff is at liberty either to accept this or elect to deal with his or her accrued benefits as determined by the rules of his or her former scheme. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 12 of 14
  • 13. The appointment is subject to retirement at the age of sixty-five and upon the basis of the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University for the time being. The terms of appointment will be in accordance with the Education Reform Act, 1988. (a) The University will normally provide financial assistance to newly appointed members of staff (excluding research staff funded from outside sources) who are required to relocate within a reasonable distance of the University. (b) Claims for relocation from any point in the British Isles In normal circumstances claims for reimbursement will not exceed; (i) The full costs of removing furniture and personal effects to the new area; costs of storage incidental to the move will normally be met for a period not exceeding two weeks. The member of staff must personally obtain three written quotations from independent removal companies, if appropriate, or alternatively are permitted to submit claims for carrying out their own removal. The member of staff may choose any of the three companies, however the University will only reimburse the cost of the lowest quotation. The member of staff must submit a receipted invoice. (ii) Any identified costs connected with the move up to a maximum of one month’s gross basic salary (as payable on commencing the appointment attracting eligibility to removal expenses) as specified in your letter of appointment or Statement of Terms and Conditions. Such other expenses may include legal fees, estate agents and surveyors fees, preliminary visits to the area to view prospective properties, stamp duty, fixtures and fittings etc. Storage costs for furniture and personal effects may be reimbursed beyond two weeks from within the one month’s gross basic salary claimable by the member of staff. (c) Claims for relocation from Abroad Claims for reimbursement will be considered individually on their merits by the Director of Human Resources but will as far as possible be in line with the procedure set out in (b) above. (d) In making a claim for removal expenses a member of staff must:- (i) have received and accepted a written offer of employment with the University. (ii) acknowledge that should the appointment not last for a period of three years, the University retains the right to reclaim all, or a proportion of the payment made. Up to 6 months 100% reclaim Over 6 months up to 12 months 80% reclaim Over 12 months up to 18 months 60% reclaim Over 18 months up to 24 months 40% reclaim The requirement to repay removal expenses will be waived where a member of staff leaves before three years have expired through any change instigated by the University over which the individual has no direct control. Any claims for relocation should normally be made within three years of taking up an appointment attracting eligibility for removal expenses. Job Ref: A-560710 Page 13 of 14
  • 14. EMPLOYEE SPECIFICATION Post Title: Lecturer in Medicine (Diabetes and Salary: £30,685 - £53,132 pa Endocrinology) Department: School of Clinical Sciences Job Ref: A-560710 Attributes No. Essential Desirable How Identified 1.1 SpR in Diabetes & Endocrinology 1. EXPERIENCE and General Internal Medicine CV/Supporting Statement/References/Interview 1.2 Research experience (either clinical or laboratory) 2. EDUCATION 2.1 Working towards or have CV/Supporting QUALIFICATIONS completed higher degree (MD or Statement/References/Interview TRAINING PhD) 2.2 MRCP 2.3 Full Registration with General Medical Council 3.1 Research experience in any area Successful in obtaining grant 3. SKILLS, GENERAL of diabetes or endocrinology; applications (as applicant or co- CV/Supporting AND SPECIAL publications in peer-reviewed applicant) Statement/References/Interview KNOWLEDGE journals 4. PERSONAL 4.1 Able to work well in a team CV/Supporting ATTRIBUTES AND Statement/References/Interview CIRCUMSTANCES Job Ref: A-560710 Page 14 of 14

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