Head of Anatomy and Lead of the Surrey Medical Programme

Surrey, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Head of Anatomy and Lead for Year 1 of the Surrey Medical Programme


Location: Guildford
Salary: Competitive Salary
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 03 April 2023
Reference: 015723

An enthusiastic and creative team of medical educators are working within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences to develop a new School of Medicine and we are looking for a Head of Anatomy and Lead for Year One to join the team at this exciting time. The successful candidate will have a key role coordinating the development and delivery of the first year of the curriculum, as well as coordinating the teaching and assessment in anatomy across all four years of the Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme.

Our programme aims to produce a new type of doctor - excellent and holistic clinical leaders who can drive change, deliver integrated, and technologically advanced healthcare for their patients and communities. The programme will have a particular emphasis on digital and communication health technology (a research strength at Surrey), as well as a ‘One Health’ ethos that promotes understanding of a ‘whole society’ approach to health and builds on our aims to develop truly interprofessional training, with networks across Health Sciences, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, and Biosciences, as well as Engineering and Business.   

The role

The post holder will work within the Medical School Leadership Team to develop and maintain an innovative spiral curriculum aimed at delivering learning outcomes required in anatomy. You will ensure the provision of high-quality teaching and assessment, making certain that our curriculum meets the requirements of Outcomes for Graduates and prepares our students for success in the Medical Licensing Assessment Knowledge Test and Clinical and Professional Skills Assessment.

In addition, you will also act as academic lead for year one of our programme, supporting teaching and administrative staff to deliver a quality curriculum that allows our students to learn and excel. You’ll support the delivery of written, practical, and oral assessments, helping to ensure that these are of high quality, valid, and are responsive to internal and external feedback.

In both aspects of the role, you’ll be there for our students, acting as a point of contact for feedback, working alongside and advising those experiencing academic difficulties, and helping us to achieve the highest levels of student satisfaction.

About you 

To join us at this exciting time, you will be a forward-looking individual with a ‘can do’ attitude and the ambition to achieve personally. You’ll have a higher professional qualification (usually a doctoral degree or equivalent) and will also have Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or Academy of Medical Educators. Possessing a significant academic publishing record, you will be able to demonstrate leadership in medical learning in an academic environment, including experience of course accreditation and curriculum development.

An excellent communicator, you’ll have the ability to use tact, diplomacy, and empathy to build effective working relationships at all levels. You’ll be comfortable leading, including making and conveying difficult decisions, but will also work well alongside a range of internal and external stakeholders.

What we can offer

The University of Surrey is a top UK University set in a beautiful campus in Guildford half an hour’s journey from the centre of London. In addition to competitive salary, we offer a vibrant and forward-thinking working environment, childcare assistance, first-class sports and leisure facilities and access to a variety of staff development opportunities to help you fulfil your potential.  

How to apply

To apply for this role, please upload your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet each of the essential technical competencies of the role.

If you wish to find out more or have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anna Foster, Resourcing Specialist, by emailing

Interviews to be held 19th April 2023.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

Further details: Job Description

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