Associate Head Medical Education - Postgraduate and CPD

Ormskirk, Lancashire
£55,374 to £60,305 per annum
19 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Head Medical Education - Postgraduate and CPD
Postgraduate Medical Education

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £55,374 to £60,305 per annum
Post Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 30 November 2020
Reference: EHM0224-1120

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our staff and students.

About the role
An opportunity has arisen for an academic with significant experience in health-related postgraduate/CPD, to join our senior leadership team within the Medical School. This is a full-time, permanent post that will focus on both the medicine specific and multiprofessional PG/CPD provision.  It will primarily be based at the Ormskirk campus.

A successful applicant to an Associate Head role here at EHU will inspire best practice and the delivery of a high-quality student experience. You will also act as a key leader and expert advisor within the Faculty, working closely with the Faculty Associate Deans, Heads of Schools / Departments and other senior colleagues to develop, deliver and enhance our provision. This role will specifically support the Head of PG/CPD Medical Education within the Medical School in the effective operational and strategic management of all aspects of PG/CPD taught provision. You will also have excellent communication and leadership skills, with a sustained/successful track record in validation/accreditation, networking, partnership working, innovation and enterprise activity. The post has academic line management and staff development support in its remit.

We will offer you exceptional opportunities for research and advanced scholarship and we will support you with your future professional development and career plans. 

Comprehensive information regarding the job role and application process can be found in the attached document Roles and Responsibilities, Associate Head – Postgraduate/CPD. 

About the Medical School
The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine (FHSCM) comprises three schools: the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health (NMAH), the School of Applied Health & Social Care and Social Work (AHS&SW) and the Medical School.

Edge Hill University Medical School (EHUMS) is one of only five new medical schools in England, established after a rigorous competitive bidding process as part of the government's expansion of undergraduate medical training places and is in fact the only new undergraduate medical school in the North West.

Edge Hill University has a longstanding history of delivering high quality/high volume profession specific and multiprofessional postgraduate programmes including: MSc Leadership Development and Management, Master of Surgery, Master of Medicine, MA Clinical Education. We also have a suite of PG Certificates and Diplomas and an extensive portfolio of PG/CPD modules, which continues to grow.  In recognition of our multiprofessional ethos to learning, the Medical School will incorporate the Non-medical Prescribing programme and the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (direct entry and apprenticeships routes) from spring 2021. We have contracts with HEE for PG/CPD and also work extensively with partner organisations and PSRBs. 

We commenced an MSc Physician Associate Studies programme and MBChB with Foundation Year (6 year programme) in September 2019 and we recruited to  our new MBChB (5 year programme) in September 2020. The new undergraduate medical curriculum with its focus on widening access to medicine (circa 50% of the year), interprofessional, team-based learning and with a strong emphasis on community and primary care, offers a new approach to undergraduate medical education designed to better equip doctors for the demands of 21st century health care and to meet the needs of the local NHS.

The Medical School is a vibrant and rapidly growing School with an evolving staff body, many of whom are clinically and/or research active. Developing its research profile is a key focus for the School. 

About the University
Based on a 160-acre award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing academic professionals. 

The University aspires to combine excellent research of reach and significance with a world-class student experience. We are a dynamic faculty with a wide portfolio of programmes and one of the 5 new free-standing Medical Schools in England.  In fact, EHUMS is the only new undergraduate medical school in the North West of England. It is a vibrant and rapidly growing School with an evolving staff body, many of whom are clinically and/or research active. We are highly committed to multi-professional, cross-faculty working for academics delivering our programmes and to the development of our research profile. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate provision and staff are expected to work across the school’s activities, which reinforces our philosophy of educating healthcare professionals from UG to senior qualified practitioners.  

This is an exciting opportunity to work at a progressive TEF Gold University which is as committed to stimulating research and public engagement as it is to providing an exceptional and transformative educational experience for students.  

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.  

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.  

Edge Hill University has achieved both Athena Swan Bronze and the European Commission’s ‘HR Excellence in Research Award’, which acknowledges alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for researcher recruitment. The process incorporates both the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society 

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Working at Edge Hill means working in a distinctly empowering environment, where culture and collaboration are valued above traditional process-driven thinking. This is a workplace where you can really make a difference. 

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University, you will have access to a generous pension scheme, with optional corporate healthcare and extensive development opportunities.

We will offer exceptional opportunities for research and advanced scholarship and work with you to develop a progressive career development plan, underpinned by a vibrant range of staff research, teaching and learning opportunities.

We encourage informal enquiries and these should be made to Julie-Michelle Bridson, Head of PG/CPD Medical Education, Edge Hill University Medical School, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine: bridsonj@edgehill.ac.uk

To apply please visit: https://jobs.edgehill.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2079&forced=1 

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