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Head of School for Obstetrics & Gynaecology for London posted by NHS

Full Time

Job Description

We are committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination.

The Organisation

Health Education England (HEE) has responsibility for ensuring high quality education and training is provided to all health professionals including the next generation of doctors, dentists and nurses across the area. To do this effectively and to ensure the best possible outcomes and experience for patients and people, HEE works closely with key stakeholders to ensure everything is driven by patient needs and by local healthcare providers.

The Role

Applications are invited for the role of Head of School of Obstetrics & Gynaecology for London.

The post will be a part-time secondment from the successful applicants’ employing Trust and the initial tenure of the appointment will be for three years (please note that an earlier start date can be negotiated depending on the notice period of the successful candidate).

The role of Head of School is to work with and support the Postgraduate Dean in leading the delivery of a wide range of functions, aligned to the Health Education England mandate. Although the role of the Head of School covers London, the Head of School is professionally and managerially accountable to the Postgraduate Dean for HEE (North West London) and will be supported by the Multi-Professional Education & Commissioning team within the HEE North West London local office.

Further Role Details

The Head of School will focus upon improvement of learner supervision, assessment and experience; engagement of faculty; and ensuring effective educational outcomes, both now and in the future. The role is evolving and will also focus on whole workforce transformation and developing multi-professional links.

The Head of School will play a key role in London’s medical education quality and commissioning functions and is responsible for leading significant developments in training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. S/he is responsible for promoting and support excellence in education and training and assuring that the quality of education and training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology delivers the curricula of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and meets the standards laid down by the General Medical Council.

The Head of School will work across a network of education providers through a team of operational managers, training committee chairs, training programme directors and educational supervisors and is responsible for the obstetrics and gynaecology speciality trainees on programmes managed by HEE’s Local Offices in London

Candidate Requirements

The post offers an exciting challenge for an individual who has the following:

  • a primary clinical healthcare qualification
  • membership of a Royal College, Faculty, professional association and/or regulatory body
  • attended courses aimed to support educational development e.g. Train the Trainers

The successful applicant must have considerable experience of clinical and educational leadership and innovation, including managing a multi-professional team.

The successful applicant will have the leadership skills to help shape training in the medical specialties at a time of major change in the delivery of patient care. They will also have the vision to understand the many new opportunities for modernising and improving learning and training outcomes through multi-professional working and expert commissioning of education.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Julia Whiteman, Postgraduate Dean, email: ( Email address removed ).

Information for Eligible Applicants

Please ensure that when that you use specific examples that show how you meet the requirements of the person specification for this role – generic applications will not be accepted.

The closing date is midnight, Sunday 5 March 2017.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11 April 2017.


* The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

* Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job.

* Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date

* References will be sought from current and previous employers, they must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers (tutor if leaving full time education) that cover 3 years employment.

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