Clinical Senior Lecturer / Clinical Reader - Director of Quality (MBBS)
The Director of Quality for MBBS is an established Senior Academic responsible for quality assurance across the programme, working in a cross-cutting capacity to quality assure the programme for University, Professional Regulator and stakeholders. Given Partnership developments for MBBS, this role is particularly important in ensuring all who graduate with a KCL MBBS and hence a UK Primary Medical Qualification have met the required local and national standards.
The Director of Quality is a member of the Director’s Group, who is responsible for exploring data across the programme(s) in order to support evidence-based evaluation and a planned approach to review and enhancement. They work in partnership with the other Directors and Professional Service Leads to inform and support enhancements in education and the student experience and mitigate risk to quality standards.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for five years in the first instance.
This is a part-time post - 60% full time equivalent
The ideal candidate will be expected to be working as a clinician for the remaining 40% part of a full-time role in the relevant clinical specialty.
- To chair the Quality Management Sub Committee and report through the Education Governance model to the School Medical Education Committee and where relevant central University quality committees including PDASC and Collaborative Provision Subcommittee.
- To ensure an auditable rolling programme of Quality Assurance activities with placement providers which enables best practice and supports placement, university, and students in improving the education experience.
- To take the lead in compiling and reviewing statutory and ad hoc returns to the Professional Regulator, Government bodies and central university, as required, and attend related meetings, working closely with relevant Faculty Education Services - specifically the Quality team.
- To devise a strategy for gathering data, according to best principles and GDPR requirements, to inform the Dean and Directors on areas for improvement applying evidence-based criteria across teaching & learning, assessment, student support and other areas of the annual lifecycle.
- To be familiar with university systems, information, and data available, such as Power BI, Evasys, In Place, exploiting data available and ensuring local practice aligns to college evaluation cycles as well as external regulator requirements.
- To engage and act on student feedback and programme evaluation cycles, including National Student Survey, and student staff liaison outputs, module evaluation and end of placement surveys to enable a culture of proportionate and timely responsiveness; and guide MBBS Directors and other relevant colleagues in drawing together a strategic approach to improvement.
- To work collaboratively to support MBBS Directors and the Senior Leadership Team in delivering an excellent educational experience for students, mindful of King’s Strategic Vision 2029.
- To pursue pedagogical scholarship related to the core functions of this role
- To work with faculty academic and professional service colleagues to ensure that students undertaking a medical degree on the domestic KCL programme and those working towards this at partner organisations, as they evolve, are aligned in terms of educational quality, assessment, and outcomes.
- To support and develop academic, clinical, and professional services colleagues as appropriate in order to grow capacity and depth across the quality provision. Informing and conducting PDR cycles and managing performance as required.
- To liaise with colleagues across other UK medical schools, as appropriate, to support and inform MBBS Directors and other relevant colleagues.
- To work closely with Faculty Education Services to support University Faculty and School initiatives, as appropriate.
- To deputise for the Dean of Medical Education as appropriate.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
1. Primary medical Qualification
2. Educational Qualification: FHEA or equivalent
3. Registered with General Medical Council
4. Active participation in CPD and associated appraisal of Educational Role (either through NHS or University processes, to include up to date Equality and Diversity Training)
5. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of undergraduate medical education in the clinical setting.
6. Understanding of both the GMC’s and QAA’s role in undergraduate medical education
7. Proven experience across a range of undergraduate medical education activities
8. Proven experience in quality monitoring and quality assurance in the clinical and/or educational context
9. Experience in compiling, reviewing and acting upon data
10. Ability to work with a wide range of clinical and academic colleagues across University and NHS Trusts
11. Advanced skills in leading and managing an educational team
12. High level communication skills
13. The ability to problem solve and achieve desired results within programme constraints
14. Ability to work collaboratively with students and the Academic Centre to enhance outcomes and evaluation
15. Ability to persuade and influence colleagues
1. License to Practice with the General Medical Council