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Course Lead MA Consulting and Leading in Organisations

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£63,541 to £72,639 a year Salary includes inner London HCAS per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and further develop the acclaimed Masters in Consulting and Leading in Organisations: Psychodynamic and Systemic approaches (D10 and ED10) validated by University of Essex. You will lead the experienced team who deliver the course using a combination of experiential learning and the study of psychoanalytic and systemic theory as applied to organisations, bringing into view the complex emotional lives of contemporary organisations, and helping students develop a consultative stance in their work as leaders, managers, or consultants.

Theory teaching introduces key concepts and contemporary papers and case studies bring theory to life, exploring issues such as authority and power, organisational change, and the politics of difference. Race, intersectionality and difference are explored using a theoretical, individual and organisational lens, in order to understand how they impact organisational dynamics, and the capacity of leaders, managers and consultants to take up their roles.

The course is taught in two modalities - face to face and online. The onsite course is taught in 11 two-day blocks on Fridays and Saturdays and in Wednesday evening webinars (six in year one and four in year two). ED10 is taught over the same 11 two-day blocks but with shorter days. ED10 seminars are also taught on Wednesday evenings (30 in year one and 15 in year two).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for leading and managing the course team, course budget and recruitment. They will ensure good relationships with applicants, students and staff in the course team and across the Department of Education and Training (DET) so that all aspects of learning, teaching and academic governance are attended to. A key priority is to ensure 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

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are particularly keen to attract candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to better meet the needs of the service users and students that we serve.

The Trust aims to ensure that all job applicants, employees or clients are treated fairly and valued equally regardless of sex, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, domestic circumstances, age, race, colour, disablement, ethnic or national origin, social background or employment status, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, HIV status, gender identity, political affiliation or trade union membership.

Selection for training and development and promotion will be on the basis of the individual's ability to meet the requirements for the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in consulting to organisations from a systems psychodynamic perspective and appropriate professional registration/membership
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • 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


  • UK recognised Professional Doctorate or PhD or equivalent in consulting to organisations
  • Management/leadership qualification



  • Significant post-qualifying experience in consulting and leading in organisations from a systems psychodynamic perspective.
  • Substantial experience of course organisation and teaching at postgraduate level or equivalent experience, including managing placements
  • Experience of managing a complex network of relationships, interfacing with a range of external agencies.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the value of difference in experience in a training context and of overseeing inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies
  • Substantial experience of working as an educator


  • Experience of managing staff
  • A research and publication record



  • 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 work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • 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 digital platforms such as Skype, GTM
  • Ability to inspire and motivate trainee clinicians/students to design studies and carry them out successfully
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • 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
  • Ability to formulate and present reports
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Capacity to represent the organisation in other forums



  • Knowledge and experience of a range of evidence -based approaches to consulting and leading in organisations
  • Knowledge of local, regional and national policy and service frameworks for mental health and education, with particular regard for consulting and leading in organisations.
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure requirements for delivering postgraduate and/or professionally accredited programmes of study, including academic governance and quality assurance processes



  • A demonstrable interest in, commitment to and understanding of systems/psychodynamic theory and research
  • Ability to work on own initiative



  • 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 underrepresented communities
  • Flexibility with regard to working patterns

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