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Course Lead for Professional doctorate in advanced practice & research

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 a year per annum pro rata - inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Course Lead for Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: consultation and the organisation (D10D) and Tavistock qualification in consultation (D10C)

We are looking for someone to lead our professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: consultation and the organisation (D10D) and the Tavistock qualification in consultation (D10C). D10D is part of the Trust's Integrated Professional Doctorate (IPD) which has three individual pathways and is validated by the University of Essex.

D10D provides students with and advanced and sophisticated education in organisational consultancy and is designed to equip professional consultants to work with the complexities of contemporary organisations in consulting and researching using a systems-psychodynamic framework. As part of the IPD it is uniquely arranged with other professional doctorates covering social work and social care and systemic therapy, making for a multidisciplinary faculty and student body and an enriching learning experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead and manage the experienced team who deliver the courses and be responsible for managing the course budget and recruitment. They will ensure good relationships with applicants, students and staff and that all aspects of learning, teaching and academic governance are attended to including ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion is effectively addressed in student and staff recruitment, learning and teaching materials and assessment. They will lead course development and liaison with relevant internal and external colleagues and organisations.

About us

For 100 years, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has forged new and distinctive ways of understanding and approaching all aspects of mental health and wellbeing for children and adult outpatients, locally and nationally. We also have a strong focus on education and training - and uniquely, both an Ofsted registration for the integrated school we run; and registration with the Office for Students, for our education and training activity where we are developing plans to have degree awarding ability.

We are proud to be a small independent specialist provider of innovative and high- quality services with an annual turnover of c�57m, and around nine hundred committed staff delivering high quality services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- Please note this information can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • UK recognised Professional Doctorate or PhD or equivalent in Organisational consulting or development or relevant field
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Advance HE/HEA Fellowship/PG Cert in Higher Education or equivalent or a commitment to applying for fellowship within one year


  • Management/leadership qualification



  • Significant post-qualifying experience consulting to organisations from a systems psychodynamic/psychsocial perspective.
  • Substantial experience of working as an educator
  • Substantial experience of course organisation and teaching at postgraduate level or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of doctoral supervision in applied practitioner projects, preferably with a number of completions.
  • Research and supervision experience of psychosocial methodologies, preferably with a psychoanalytic and/or systems psychodynamic focus.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the value of difference in experience in a training context and of overseeing inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies


  • Experience of managing staff
  • A research and publication record



  • A demonstrable interest in, commitment to and understanding of systems psychodynamic theory and practice near/psychosocial research methodologies.
  • Capacity to work efficiently to specified timeframes.
  • Capacity to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to support, develop, supervise and undertake course management responsibilities
  • Ability to develop new training/education initiatives and contribute to business development initiatives including digital/blended delivery
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students to design studies and carry them out successfully
  • Ability to work within complex organisations with varying and at times conflicting roles and tasks.
  • Commitment and aptitude to explore opportunities for digital innovation in pedagogy and develop personal digital capabilities and those of staff team and students
  • Effective IT skills - extensive knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office packages, VLE's and digital platforms such as Zoom
  • Planning and organisational skills including the development and implementation of specific training programmes
  • Ability to work with complex agendas across NHS, social care, and academic systems
  • Leadership skills - including capacity to influence, negotiate and manage conflict and barriers to change



  • Knowledge and experience of a range of evidence-based approaches to researching and consulting to organisations.
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure requirements for delivering postgraduate and/or professionally accredited programmes of study, including academic governance and quality assurance processes



  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality of sensitive research and clinical data and to handle personal information with sensitivity and discretion
  • Commitment to equal opportunities, developing an anti-racist approach to learning and teaching; challenging discrimination and oppression and supporting increased access to training and career development for people with disabilities and from under-represented communities
  • Flexibility with regard to working patterns

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