There is training available to those who wish to become more involved. 

We are pleased to confirm that our partnership with RolePlayNorth will continue into a second year! This service with Newcastle University provides simulated patients for all medical and dental school assessments and is involved in a wide variety of exams as well as a number of courses and workshops.

RolePlayNorth provides Newcastle University with a supply of medical role players to help with communication skills across the region.

Our partnership sees us recruit Black, Asian and other minority ethnic role-players to join a database that includes people from all walks of life. Teakisi’s role will enhance diversity when attracting new inspirational people to RolePlayNorth.

Our recruits not only receive reputable employment but also act as role-models for these organisations.

These recruits are creating a huge impact for the organisations, by giving a more realistic representation of our diverse community.


What it’s about?

All students need to see an appropriate range of diverse simulated patients throughout their medical and pharmaceutical studies. At Teakisi, we believe we are best placed to bring this to Newcastle University.

We are looking for individuals who either have a drama and performance background or otherwise experience and an interest in the development of communication skills. 

Successful applicants must be prepared to learn a role but also feel comfortable giving feedback to small groups of students regarding their communication skills. We are an educational resource and as such it is very important that these skills can be demonstrated.

Some are ex-professionals, but our recruitment process is not at all exclusive and we would urge people from all minoritised communities to apply.

The Interview
Applicants will be invited to take part in an interview conducted over zoom by the university medical school staff. During the interview applicants will be asked why they are interested in the post and past relevant work and life experience will be discussed.

Post Interview
Successful applicants will be asked to complete a number of documents and will be invited to take part in a Right to Work Check, further information will be available on this.
Once documents are completed applicants will be asked to complete the following training;

  • An on-line Equality and Diversity Course
  • ‘Introduction to roleplaynorth’ delivered on zoom
  • Networking event – in person
  • Roleplaynorth will try to ensure new employees are given the opportunity to observe an event before taking part.

Only work when you can

Some of role-players choose to work only a couple of days a year and others decide to work throughout the year. There is training available to those who wish to become more involved.

get paid

Starting pay – £17.01 per hour.

Work with one of the best universities in the region

Applicants will be invited to interview and if successful will be offered Newcastle University contingent worker contracts and will be invited to take part in further training sessions or shadowing as appropriate.

As the work is across the region, own car is beneficial but not essential.

If you are interested in applying or would like to find out more, please forward your CV or questions to this email; or give us a call on 03301335027