South West Clinical Senate Council – Professional-in-Training roles x 2 – (Students & NQPs)

The deadline for applications is Sunday 04 December 2022

The SW Clinical Senate currently have 2 vacancies for a Professional-in-Training on the Senate Council.
Applications are welcome from doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, pharmacists, dentists, and trainees from other specialisms that are currently represented on the Senate Council i.e. medical scientists.

Please note – for Paramedics – trainee does NOT include trainee SPUEC, or trainee SPCC as these roles are already fully qualified professionals training in a development role – suitable candidates are Student paramedics (BSc or apprentice) and NQPs 

**Update**  Due to the level of interest and questions being asked, the Clinical Senate has decided to hold a Briefing (and Q&A) session for prospective applicants on 29 November 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 via MS Teams – If you would like to attend please click here to email Ajike Alliameh for an invitation

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A 12 month leadership development opportunity for trainee doctors, nurses and allied health professionals

The South West Clinical Senate is looking to recruit two “professionals in training” (i.e. doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, pharmacists, dentists, and trainees from other specialisms that are currently represented on the Senate Council such as medical scientists, etc) onto its Senate Council. The Allied Health professionals are described by NHS England ( If you are a professional in training, and are passionate about health and care, this is an opportunity for you.

The South West Clinical Senate brings together a range of health and care professionals to take an overview of health and social care in the region and provide a source of strategic, independent advice and leadership on how services should be designed to provide the best overall care and outcomes for patients. The Senate Council leads the South West Clinical Senate and is responsible for organising the Senate’s work. For further information, please follow link:

You will join a core multi-disciplinary steering group of around 49 clinicians from across health and social care and two Citizens’ Assembly representatives. The council meets 4-6 times a year and oversees all senate business. This development opportunity is for 12 months and is not remunerated.

Your fixed time commitment is the attendance of a minimum of 3 meetings per year. These are currently being held virtually but are likely to revert to face-to-face meetings as we come out of the pandemic. Your further time commitment is flexible depending upon your involvement in specific expert panels for individual reviews.

The dates for the Senate Council meeting dates for the rest of the financial year (2022/23) are:
• Thursday 09 February 2023
• Meeting dates for 2023/24 are yet to be agreed

Please see below for a copy of the South West Clinical Senate Operating Principles (which includes the Terms of Reference for the Senate Council) and the Recruitment Pack (which includes an application form). Further information about the activities of the South West Clinical Senate is available on our website.

If you have further questions about membership, and would like to speak with Sally Pearson, Chair of the South West Clinical Senate or Ajike Alli-Ameh, Head of South West Clinical Senate, please do get in touch.

To apply for a position on the Clinical Senate Council, please complete the application form within this pack and send it to Trish Trim at by Sunday 04 December 2022.

Applications will be reviewed by the Clinical Senate Management Team and applicants will be informed of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date. Appointments will be made to achieve a council membership that is multi-professional, geographically representative and spans a variety of organisation types where members are expected to decouple institutional allegiances and obligations from their advisory role on the Senate.


Candidate recruitment pack – pdf download

SW senate operating principles – pdf download