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MBBS - Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Requisition ID:  4365

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date: 


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: £79,860.00 Pro Rata

Closing Date: 17 April 2020


The role


The University has developed Academic Job Summary Guidance which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.  Academic staff are not expected to be discharging all of the activities all of the time and the actual duties and activities that academic staff are expected to carry out will be determined by the Head of Academic Unit.  The Job Summary Guidance document can be found at



Prospective applicants who wish to discuss the appointment informally should contact Dr Paul Paes, Director of Medical Studies on (0191) 2088402 or e-mail paul.paes@newcastle.ac.uk 

Applicants will require the support of their Director of Medical Education, Dr Simon Panter, for their application to be processed: simon.panter@stft.nhs.uk


This is a part time position.


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Key Accountabilities

Accountable to the Director of Medical Studies, based in the School of Medical Education (Faculty of Medical Sciences), to provide clinical and academic leadership to the MBBS programme in South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation NHS Trust and form the key link between Newcastle University and undergraduate education delivery in the trust.  You will be a key member of the MBBS management team, working under the direction of the Director of Medical Studies, as well as the Degree Programme Director and Deputy Director of Medical Studies. The management of the MBBS programme is being reviewed. Initially you will act as Sub Dean for the Wear Base Unit, pending review of that role.


  • Responsibility for delivery of the MBBS programme in their NHS Trust, ensuring that the MBBS programme meets the required GMC national standards, as well as university requirements.
  • Liaison and close working relationships with 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 clear communication between the Medical School and NHS Trust.
  • Responsible for organising resources within the Trust to deliver MBBS teaching, developing strategy and an educational faculty, taking part in quality assurance and undertaking appraisals of senior staff members within their team, under the direction of the Director of Medical Education.
  • To be an active member of the MBBS programme- teaching, assessing, interviewing prospective students and representing when required the MBBS programme at functions.
  • To represent the University within the NHS Trust
  • 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.


The Person (Essential)


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.
  • Experience of managing students with problems.
  • Ability to manage/drive change.
  • 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.



  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education at or working towards Masters Level.



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.


Requisition ID: 4365


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.