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Communications Lead Years 1 to 5

Requisition ID:  15606
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  14-Jan-2022

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: £84,559 - £114,003 pro rata, per annum

Closing Date: 28 January 2022


The Role

 

You will be accountable to the Board of Medical Studies through the Office of the Director of Medical Studies/ Deputy Director of Medical Studies to plan, organise and manage communication training and assessment throughout the 5 years of the programme.


Duties will include improving the current communications strand through the programme, applying latest evidence and innovative learning and teaching strategies to build a coherent spiral strand through the 5 years of the programme.

 

The Faculty of Medical Sciences holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for women working in science, and the University holds an HR Excellence in Research award.

 

Interviews will be held on the 14th February 2022

 

For more information about the Faculty of Medical Sciences please visit:
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences

For more information about the School of Medical Education please visit:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sme/

 

This is a part time position for 8 hour per week (0.2FTE)


Prospective applicants who wish to discuss the appointment informally should contact, Dr Paul Paes, Director of Medical Studies, on paul.paes@newcastle.ac.uk


Key Accountabilities


•    Reviewing and improving the current communications strand through the programme, applying latest evidence and innovative learning and teaching strategies to build a coherent spiral strand through the 5 years of the programme,
•    Supervise key staff in years 1 and 2 to deliver the communication sessions,
•    To work effectively, and in partnership with the designated local leads within the Local Education Providers and including Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), to deliver the communication strand to the agreed learning outcomes throughout the programme,
•    Running staff training workshops to improve MBBS communication training,
•    To co-ordinate, develop and quality monitor learning materials used within the course, including those uploaded to the virtual learning environment,
•    Liaising closely with Roleplay North to ensure co-production of materials and training, and the highest quality of simulated training,
•    To be dedicated exclusively to the Newcastle MBBS programme,
•    To understand the whole curriculum, and where communication training best fits to deliver an integrated course,
•    To act as a point of reference for teachers, and where appropriate students,
•    To actively contribute to curriculum development meetings and other quality monitoring/management meetings as appropriate.  To contribute to the agenda for meetings to ensure the relevance of topics discussed,
•    To work with the Sub-Dean for Staff Development to ensure clinical teachers are appropriately trained for their role, both on-line and face to face,
•    To contribute to other aspects of the programme such as admissions and assessment.


The Person (Essential)

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 


•    Knowledge of the MBBS curriculum and where the communication training fits into it,
•    Track record of delivering high quality communication skills training,
•    Knowledge of NUMed and how the relevant courses are delivered and outcomes met,
•    Understanding of curriculum development and assessment,
•    Successful leadership experience,
•    At least two years teaching/ assessment experience on the MBBS programme,

Desirable:
•    Track record of organising programmes of communication skills training,
•    Recognition of teaching and or leadership though membership or fellowship with HEA, AoMEd, FMLM or equivalent bodies,
•    Evidence of successful leadership within medical education.

 

Attributes and Behaviour


•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
•    Ability to work collaboratively and across organisations, both in primary and secondary care,
•    Ability to manage change.

 

Qualifications


•    Be on the General Medical Council Specialist (any recognised speciality) or GP Register and in a substantive senior clinical role.

Desirable:
•    A recognised teaching qualification (Course Directors will be expected to work towards this if not achieved by the time of appointment).

 

 

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 15606