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Lecturer - MBBS Sub Dean

Requisition ID:  22974

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  22-Sep-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.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


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.


Salary: £84,559 to £114,003 per annum


Closing Date: 07 October 2022


The Role


Accountable to the Director of Medical Studies, based in the School of Medicine (Faculty of Medical Sciences), to provide clinical and academic leadership to the MBBS programme whether delivered in Newcastle, across the Regional Medical School and in NUMed Malaysia.


Each Sub Dean will be a member of the Board of Medical Studies, responsible for a key area of MBBS leadership, working under the direction of the Director of Medical Studies, as well as the Degree Programme Director and Deputy Director of Medical Studies. 


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Paul Paes, Director of Medical Studies via email


Interviews will take place on Monday 7 November 2022.


For more information about the Faculty of Medical Sciences please visit here.

For more information about the School of Medicine please visit here.


Key Accountabilities

  • Responsibility for a key portfolio of the MBBS portfolio, ensuring that the MBBS programme meets the required GMC national standards, as well as university requirements
  • Responsible for undertaking PDRs and appraisals of senior staff members within their team under the direction of the Director of Medical Studies
  • To represent when required the MBBS programme at student functions, poster evenings, graduation ceremonies, Open Days, Visit Days and other functions
  • Liaison and close working relationships with Head of School, Director/ Deputy Director of Medical Studies, Degree Programme Director, Sub-Deans and other Curriculum Officers, Learning and Teaching Manager and Assistant Registrar for Assessment will be vital to ensure the successful management and administration of the programme
  • To be fully conversant with national initiatives in relation to MBBS curriculum planning, organisation and delivery through national networks and GMC initiatives; keeping up to date regarding best evidence medical education.
  • Demonstrating scholarship, innovation and leadership alongside programme delivery
  • Sub Deans will have responsibility for a specific area of the programme; responsibilities will be rotated after appropriate time intervals. Current portfolios include:
    • Year 3, 4 or 5 lead: curriculum content and organisation, line management of course directors/ professional leads/vertical strand leads, quality management, student input, assessment, staff development in relevant areas
    • Clinical Placements (Primary and Secondary Care): allocation of students between LEPs, line management of LEP leads in primary or secondary care, quality management of LEPs, recruitment activities among LEPs, staff development in relevant areas
    • Innovation: Curriculum innovation/ futurology, simulation, interprofessional learning, link to medical education programmes and medical education research, technology, staff development strategy
    • Professional Practice: professionalism strand, fitness to practice, fitness to study/ occupational health, appeals and complaints, extenuating circumstances, staff development in relevant areas
    • Student development: student personal development: careers, intercalation, academic mentors, pastoral, leadership, equality and diversity, student voice, raising a concern, differential attainment, supporting trainees entering practice (STEP), foundation programme

The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Evidence of successful leadership within medical education
  • Experience of interfacing with relevant external organisations
  • Experience of quality management processes in UK higher education
  • Experience of teaching and/or training and assessment in MBBS curricula
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Newcastle MBBS curriculum
  • Prior or current involvement at senior level in the Newcastle curriculum
  • Evidence of staff appraisal and management, including evidence of dealing with difficult situations and problem solving
  • Financial management
  • Recognition of teaching and or leadership though membership or fellowship with HEA, AoMEd, FMLM or equivalent bodies


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students
  • Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team
  • Sensitivity to the views of others
  • Enthusiasm for the task in hand
  • Ability to manage/drive change



  • Be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register (any recognised speciality), GP Register or equivalent level of experience, and in a substantive senior clinical role
  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education at or working towards Masters Level




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.


Requisition ID: 22974