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Head of Medical Biosciences and Academic Lead for Year 1

Kent and Medway Medical School

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £50,132 to £58,089 per annum
Clinical NHS Market Supplement where appropriate
Grade:  Grade 9
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 28 August 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 25 September 2019  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Monday 14 October 2019
Reference:  KMMS-014-19

This is your chance to join Kent and Medway Medical School in pioneering a new era of responsive, student-centred medical education. As Head of Medical Biosciences and Academic Lead for Year 1, you will be making a major contribution to the development of the undergraduate programme and providing an inspirational role model for the next generation of medical professionals.

Kent and Medway Medical School has been created to be a beacon for first-class medical education and research. Bringing together the resources of the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, our whole ethos is one of partnership. The combined roles of Head of Medical Biosciences and Academic Lead for Year 1 involve working closely with our programme, academic and administrative teams across both Universities, as well as with the wider health education community and a variety of external bodies.

In your capacity as Head of Medical Biosciences you will lead the development and delivery of biomedical and preclinical learning and teaching, under the direction of the Undergraduate Programme Director and in close partnership with the Head of Anatomy and Academic Lead for Year 2. You will be expected to play a significant role in curriculum oversight as part of the Curriculum Development Group, and to provide academic leadership to the team of biomedical and preclinical scientists involved in the learning and teaching provision - line-managing and implementing best practice throughout.

In the role of Academic Lead for Year 1, you will play a key part in coordinating the development and delivery of teaching and assessment in Year 1 and will contribute to the process of the programme’s ongoing accreditation by the General Medical Council. You will be expected to provide leadership of all aspects of the first year of the programme and will be a point of contact for student advice and feedback.

To make your mark in this influential role, you must be an enthusiastic innovator with a healthy attitude to change and new challenges, plus a co-operative approach that matches our own. Whether you are clinically registered and practising or working in clinical or academic roles within a university, you will be suitably qualified in Medical Biosciences with recent expertise in undergraduate clinical education, including curriculum delivery and evaluation. Ideally you will also have experience of student selection, assessment including admissions and portfolios in medical education, electronic learning and assessment, student support, supervision and inter-professional learning and assessment.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: KMMS-014-19

Important: Secondment opportunities for these roles may be considered for current staff members of Canterbury Christ Church University. 

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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