Irish College of General Practitioners opens recruitment for training positions in GP Training

Scheme Directors and Assistant Scheme Directors to be appointed over next 6 months

The Irish College of General Practitioners is the postgraduate training body (PGTB) responsible for postgraduate education, training and research in the specialty of General Practice. 

The College is currently recruiting for a number of vacancies for Scheme Directors and Assistant Scheme Directors in various training schemes throughout the country, which will become vacant in the coming six months.

The responsibility for GP Training was transferred from the HSE to the ICGP in early March 2021, and all employees moved to the ICGP’s employment.   A number of Programme and Assistant Scheme Directors indicated their intention to step down from their roles during the second half of 2021, and the ICGP has facilitated their retirement, while ensuring a smooth transition for trainees.

The ICGP’s National Director of GP Training, Dr Martin Rouse, said: “We will have vacancies for Scheme Directors and Assistant Scheme Directors in schemes around the country during the next 6 months. We are looking for GPs who have a qualification or experience in medical education, and are actively working in general practice.”

He continued: “ This is a great opportunity to be involved in the expansion of GP Training and in the role of GPs in healthcare delivery in anticipation of Sláintecare. This is a very exciting time to be involved in GP Training at this level, and in the training of the next generation of GPs.”

The posts are advertised on and the full job descriptions can be seen here 

The closing date for applications is Friday July 2nd at 5pm.

General queries may be addressed in the first instance to Dr. Martin Rouse, National Director of GP Training by email:


ISSUED BY: Aileen O’Meara, Communications Consultant, Irish College of General Practitioners.

Tel. 01 2542984 / 087 2239830.


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