Assistant Medical Education Manager

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that day to day educational activity runs as effectively and efficiently as possible. The ability to identify activity variances and pressures is essential, as is the ability to problem-solve and provide solutions in order to improve educational performance against the required targets.

The postholder will work closely with the Medical Education Manager to continue to develop the wellbeing programme for students and foundation doctors.

Main duties of the job

  • Plan, co-ordinate and evaluate medical education programmes, assessments and exams in line with external quality standards against the curricula for all years of students.
  • To provide advice and knowledge in issues relating to medical education sharing information through multidisciplinary education and training.
  • To plan and co-ordinate educational placements for medical students ensuring that they comply with education curricula and quality standards.
  • To operationally manage the medical education administrators, coaching and leadership as well as conducting appraisals, performance and providing appropriate training and development opportunities and ensuring that Trust policies and standards of behaviour are adhered to.
  • To co-ordinate and maintain information relating to students and doctors in training, ensuring that it is up to date and available for internal updates and reports to demonstrate compliance with external audits and quality visits.
  • To make welfare support accessible to students and doctors in training, including counselling services, career guidance and support where necessary.
  • To deputise for the Medical Education Manager in his/her absence.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with almost 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Evidence of recent CPD at degree level


  • Management Qualification e.g. ILM
  • Counselling qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of Supervising a team
  • Experience of working in a clinical educational environment
  • Working knowledge of either postgraduate or undergraduate medical education function(s)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and Excel.
  • Flexibility, initiative and judgement

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