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Job id: 077645. Salary: £61,896 – £71,057 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance or appropriate clinical salary.

Posted: 27 October 2023. Closing date: 17 December 2023.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Medical Education.

Contact details: Professor Nicki Cohen.

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The Centre for Education is the FoLSM school, co-led by the Deans for Life Sciences and Medical Education, that focuses on the education provision of the Faculty, and the academic and professional services staff who design and deliver that education.

Professional Development for educators and professional services staff working in education is key to the future educational successes of the Faculty. We are seeking an experienced academic from a clinical or non-clinical background to develop and oversee the professional development of all of its four main areas of AEP work: Teaching Student Support, Leadership in Teaching and Curriculum Development, Scholarship, Knowledge Exchange and Impact, Esteem and Recognition. A clinician appointed into the role will take a closer focus toward the development of faculty and honorary colleagues who deliver medical and allied health education. There is a degree of flexibility in this according to the experience and skill set of the appointee.

The appointee will take on this important role for the Centre, working with the co-leads, school manager and other colleagues to co-ordinate and maximise opportunities for staff development, mindful of King’s Strategic Vision to become the leading UK Russell Group university for research-enhanced learning. They will maintain an active research base related broadly to educational research as an Education and Research-aligned academic.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent (which may include up to 0.4 FTEs for clinical activity, subject to the candidate and agreement with local Trusts).

Key responsibilities

  • To work with the Co-Directors of the Centre for Education to provide leadership and an inclusive approach to professional development
  • To work with other members of the Faculty, as appropriate, to ensure Centre for Education colleagues are well-placed to develop and progress professionally, mindful of the core aims of the Centre
  • To work with KCL colleagues placed centrally and within other faculties such as KPED to harness and develop a range of professional development opportunities, mindful of King's Strategic Vision 2029
  • To co-ordinate a range of developmental opportunities to support professional development of varied professional groups across Life Sciences and MBBS, working with others in these roles collaboratively and collegially.
  • To work with the Senior Lecturer / Reader in Education Innovation in paying particular emphasis to the development of pedagogical research skills amongst AEP colleagues and honorary / affiliated staff, acting as a focus for pedagogical development
  • To liaise with those in similar roles across other institutions, for the benefit of KCL
  • To work closely with Faculty Education Services to support University Faculty and School initiatives, as appropriate.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Educational Qualification: FHEA or equivalent
  2. Active participation in CPD and associated appraisal of Educational Role (either through NHS or University processes, to include up to date Equality and Diversity Training).
  3. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of educational programmes, their design and delivery, across the Life Sciences and Medicine fields.
  4. Coaching skills and ability to apply them to the development of others   with the abilities to consider development opportunities of a range of staff, and counsel them according to need and career aspiration, mindful of the needs of the Centre for Education as a whole.
  5. Ability to develop education research skills and innovation programmes in others.
  6. Proven experience in Faculty Development for a range of educators and professional services staff.
  7. Proven experience in evaluation, educational appraisal and providing feedback to staff members from a variety of backgrounds, including experience in compiling, reviewing and acting upon data.
  8. Ability to work with a wide range of clinical and academic colleagues across University and NHS Trusts.
  9. Advanced skills in leading and managing an educational team including high level communication and influencing skills.
  10. The ability to problem solve and achieve desired results within programme constraints.

Desirable criteria

  1. Primary medical Qualification (with GMC registration) or similar clinical qualification and registration, or Doctorate degree for non-clinical applicants.
  2. Ability to work collaboratively with students and the Academic Centre to enhance outcomes and evaluation.

Further Information

Interviews are expected to held in February 2024