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Sub Dean

Requisition ID:  5653
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  13-Jan-2021

 

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: £82,096.00 - £91,090.00 pro rata

 

Closing Date: 27 January 2021

 

The Role

 

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 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.

 

The post is part time at 40% FTE.

 

Interviews will take place on 8 February 2021

 

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

 

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/
 

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 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.

  • 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 or Year 4/5 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 linkage.

 

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 (eg; Trust or Base Unit lead) 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

 

Qualifications

 

  • Be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register (any recognised speciality) or GP Register
  • 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.

 

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.

 

Requisition ID: 5653