The Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship (WCLTF)

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The Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship (WCLTF) - OPTOMETRY

Number of Vacancies: 2 posts

The Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship (WCLTF) has been running in Wales since 2013.  Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) fund this opportunity for trainee Optometrists to take a year out of training/ employment with a focus on leadership. The trainee is fully funded with a salary paid to cover the time out of employment.  During the year, fellows have a wide and varied programme of leadership training including a taught element in clinical leadership and the opportunity to shadow leaders from across health, education and training and network on a national and international stage with subsidised attendance at several quality improvement and leadership conferences.

This is a fantastic opportunity for Optometrists to learn and develop their leadership skills so they can help lead and take forward eye care in Wales. 

There are two places available, starting in August/September 2020. 

Who can apply?

A minimum of 4 year’s post registration experience in optometry practice.

You must obtain the support of your employing organisation.

How do I apply?

Via the Oriel Recruitment System  which is a platform that manages the recruitment process for postgraduate training programmes.  You will need to register for an account and follow the instructions.  As you will not be used to this system please ensure you read the Oriel Applicant Guide which is available online within the System.

Applications open on 11th March 2020 via the Oriel Recruitment System.

To log in to Oriel and register to start your applicant go to:- https://www.oriel.nhs.uk

Applications submitted outside of the application window will not be accepted.  

Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application forms as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.

Please note the system will ask you for your GMC number – please leave this blank.  You will find a section which asks for your General Optical Council (GOC) number.

Interviews will be held on 17th April 2020 in HEIW Offices, Nantgarw.Cardiff, CF15 7 QQ

When is the post for?

All posts are for one-year fixed term and commence in August/September 2020

Where will I be working?

You will be working within an organisation in Wales – so either based in their office or within a health board, depending on which project you choose

Can I still do clinical work? Yes, there is still the option to undertake clinical work up to 20% of your time, e.g.  one day per week

For further information please contact Nik Sheen at HEIW before applying: Nik.Sheen2@wales.nhs.uk.

Please note the system will ask you for your GMC number – please leave this blank.  You will find a section which asks for your General Optical Council (GOC) number.

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Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training 2020 – Immigration Requirements:

To determine if you are eligible to apply for WCLTF training in the current recruitment round, please refer to the Right to Work Section which can be found at https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Recruitment/Application-guidance

Contact Details: HEIW Recruitment email: heiw.recruitment@wales.nhs.uk

Post commencing from: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Opening dates: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 to Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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