This initiative is being introduced in England, Scotland and Wales in 2017 to assist applicants to train in desired locations of the country.
This will aim to offer solutions to applicants who have been allocated to different regions to their partner or family.
The process will be open to all applicants, except for those who are applying for academic posts, locally recruited posts or those who are looking to move into or out of Northern Ireland, who are not participating in the initiative. Applicants deferring their commencement in training will not be permitted to apply for a facilitated placement.
Where there is competition for a post, applicants will be categorised and prioritised in the following way:
- Applicant is the primary carer for someone who is disabled, as defined by the Equality Act 2010
- Applicant has a medical condition or disability for which ongoing follow up for the condition in the specified location is an absolute requirement
- Committed relationship - this refers to the relationship a trainee has with a partner (husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend) and not with other family members or friends
- Both parties are in the application process, either in the same specialty or different specialties
- One party is in the application process and the other is already in medical training
- One party is in the application process and the other is not currently in medical training
- Significant responsibility to care for another person, whether solely or as part of a group, where these do not fall into Priority 1 e.g. parental responsibility
- Applicants not covered under any other eligibility criteria e.g. individual who wants to be in a particular region but has no apparent ties to it
Where there is competition for posts within a priority category, allocations will be made based on the interview/selection score obtained.
Applicants wishing to apply for a facilitated placement must have already accepted a post in the recruitment round from which they are applying. Held posts cannot be included as the facilitated placement process will take place after the hold deadline has passed.
Applicants interested in applying to change their accepted training post should submit a Facilitated Placements Application Form, together with any supporting evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org by the stated deadline for the recruitment round. The application form is available fromthe Oriel resource bank.
No late applications will be accepted.
Primary carer for someone with a disability
- Written statement from a general practitioner or social services professional who you will have normally known for at least 6 months, confirming your role as primary carer for this person; or
- Care plan; and
- Proof of current address e.g. driving licence, utility bill dated within the last 3 months
Has a medical condition or disability
A report by the current medical specialist treating your condition or Occupational Health physician, in which they will be required to:
- Describe the current medical condition or disability
- Describe the nature of the ongoing treatment and frequency
- Explain why the follow up must be delivered in a specific location rather than by other treatment centres in the UK
- Marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate; or
- 2 pieces of evidence of shared financial responsibility e.g. joint bank account statements, utility bills, joint mortgage/tenancy agreement; or
- 1 piece of evidence of shared financial responsibility and 1 piece of evidence from the following list:
- Evidence of regular transfer of funds to partners account on bank statement
- Letter of intent from mortgage lender/letting agent
- Letter of intent to marry from religious leader
- Wedding venue deposit receipts
- If you are applying because your partner has a job offer in another region you will also have to supply evidence of this in addition to the above
If partner is a medic, please provide confirmation of training letter, including start date
If partner is a non-medic, please provide official job offer letter or contract, including start date
Caring responsibilities (not covered in Priority 1)
- Copy of birth certificate(s) for the child(ren); or
- For legal guardians, a copy of the legal document that confirms your status for the child named in the birth certificate; or
- Statement confirming that you have significant caring responsibilities for the child(ren) from an appropriate professional who would normally have known you for a least 6 months; and
- Proof of address e.g. driving licence, utility bill dated within the last 3 months
Applicants applying under this category will not be required to provide any supporting evidence.
Where a facilitated placement is being requested due to both parties of a relationship currently being in the application process, but allocated to different regions, both parties can apply, but will need to confirm the name of their partner on their Facilitated Placements Application Form.
Applicants will be required to state the posts that they would wish to be considered for. These should be taken from the original vacancy preferences. Applicants should ensure that they are eligible for the posts they apply for. If an applicant is currently on, or will require a Tier 2 visa, they will need to ensure that the posts that they preference will not require them to meet the Resident Labour Market Test.
When the facilitated placements panel meets, if any of the posts are available, the change will happen automatically. There will be no opportunity for applicants to accept or decline the new post and there will be no opportunity for the applicant to revert back to the originally accepted post.
The decision of the facilitated placements panel will be final. There will be no opportunity to appeal.
Applicants are only eligible for one facilitated placement per recruitment year.
Applications for facilitated placements will only be accepted during the following application windows for each recruitment round
|2017 Round 1
|17 March 2017 (09:00hrs) to 24 March 2017 (16:00hrs)
|2017 Round 1 2
|6 May 2017 (09:00hrs) to 12 May 2017 (16:00hrs)
|2017 Round 1 Re-adverts
|13 May 2017 (09:00hrs) to 19 May 2017 (16:00hrs)
Late applications will not be accepted.
Facilitated placements will also be considered in Round 2 (re-adverts). An appropriate timeline for applications will be published once the dates of the recruitment round have been confirmed.