Programme Director – Education and Director

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London (GB)
03 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Programme Director – Education and Director, Faculty Education Office

Salary: The role is being offered at Level 6 of the Professional, Technical and Operational job family

Full time, Open-ended

Charing Cross Hospital Campus (Hammersmith) with regular travel to other campuses required

The Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London is a world-renowned teaching and research environment. It is ranked 4th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health in the subject rankings of the Times Higher Education World University rankings and 5th in the UK for Medicine by the Complete University Guide in 2019. It will have nearly 450 academics, 1,000 research and 1,000 support staff across 8 Departments at the start of the 2019/2020 academic year. The Faculty of Medicine has over 2,100 undergraduate students, predominantly via the Imperial College School of Medicine with nearly 1800 medical students, 1,000 postgraduate research and over 800 postgraduate taught students. 

The Faculty of Medicine is now seeking an outstanding individual for the role of Programme Director, Education who will have overarching responsibility to develop and implement strategy and policy for the delivery of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education across the Departments and Faculty. This high-profile, exciting senior leadership role has a focus on leading the delivery of operational excellence across all educational activities (including strategy and policy, quality assurance and governance, finance, facilities, staffing), providing a high level of service to students and academics. The Programme Director Education is also the Director of the Faculty’s Education Office.

You will be supported by, and have line management responsibility for, the Education Management team which includes the Heads of School Secretariat, Programme Management, Technology Enhanced Education, and Business Development. The Faculty Education Office, comprising 66 staff, primarily supports our undergraduate educational activities, especially for the Medical School, and to provide a high level of service to students and academics.

As Programme Director, Education you are responsible for:

  • Leading the administrative and technical staff of the Faculty Education Office in delivering operational excellence across educational activities while maintaining a positive and supportive working environment.
  • Supporting the Vice Dean, Education in ensuring there is proper governance of educational activities within the Faculty Education Office and across the Departments of the Faculty of Medicine, and that procedures are in place to enable the educational activities of the Departments to run efficiently and effectively.
  • Acting as the most senior educational Administrator to manage and coordinate with central Faculty and College functions to ensure effective administrative support across the Faculty Education Office and Departments, and to initiate and manage change.
  • Managing, with the Vice Dean, Education, the finances underpinning the Faculty’s educational mission.

Applicants should have substantial experience of senior managerial/leadership responsibility in national or international undergraduate and postgraduate education activities within the Higher Education sector, ideally in medical education. You will have relevant extensive experience in a university environment with an in depth understanding of the complexities of working in the sector, and ideally of the NHS and its interface with the university sector from an educational perspective.  You should have experience with the development of strategy and policy related to education, good governance and financial management, and the ability to analyse and use management information to support excellence in delivery. You will have proven experience of problem solving and working under pressure while coordinating the provision of an effective service. Exceptional people management skills with the ability to influence, negotiate, and motivate are essential, as is the ability to develop strong working relationships with staff at all levels. The appointee will have exceptional communication skills with the ability to be assertive, diplomatic, and engaging.

Informal enquiries may be raised by emailing either Mr Martin Lupton (Vice Dean Education, Faculty of Medicine; or Dr Chris Watkins (Faculty Operating Officer, Faculty of Medicine;

This post is full time, open-ended and is based mainly at the Charing Cross Hospital campuses, with travel to other sites necessary on occasion.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number

Closing Date: 19 July 2019 (Midnight BST)

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