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Medical Education Service Manager

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the delivery of outstanding medical education at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Medical Education (DME) to influence, develop and drive the strategic direction of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and oversee the management of the Medical Education team.

Wider aspects of the role include oversight, implementation and governance of national policies and current legislation relating to wider aspects of medical training and management of service level agreements.

This role offers a rare opportunity to experience the wider aspects of the NHS and to gain a deep understanding of national policies and developments that underpin the lifecycle of medical education. In addition it will offer career development, alongside the ability to grow and develop leadership skills for the future.

Suitable candidates will be dynamic, independent workers who enjoy working across multiple stakeholder groups with the ability to build strong relationships as well as a keen interest in developing strategic direction. A background in the management of healthcare education would be advantageous but not a requirement as training will be provided. Although primarily based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, the Trust offers a hybrid working approach which can be discussed.

Interviews will be on the afternoon of 14th June 2023 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post encompasses management responsibility for the delivery and evaluation of professional teaching activity and training programmes, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity, induction and skills training for doctors and medical students. The main expectations of the role are:
  • To be responsible for efficient operational management of the Medical Education service and Trust Education Centre (TEC)
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day line management of the Medical Education team
  • Responsible for ensuring that nationally accredited training for Medical, Dental and Physicians Associates is undertaken across the Trust
  • Be the lead point of contact for all Health Education England and GMC Quality Assurance responsibilities and feedback to the DME/ Executive Management Committee on a monthly/ quarterly basis
  • To have a devolved responsibility for the Medical Education budget and to ensure that the service is delivered within the agreed budget. Business planning, budget setting and financial accountability will also be part of the role going forward so prior knowledge and experience would be an advantage
  • To provide support in delivering the vision and contribute to strategic development and operational plans for Medical Education, the RBFT Education department and the wider education role as advised
  • To work collaboratively with other staff groups as required delivering educational objectives

About us

The City of Reading sits on the River Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.The CQC recently rated the care provided by The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as good.Our values Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, and Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Interviews will be held on the afternoon of 14th June 2023, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, RG1 5AN.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Create a culture that fosters staff involvement, a progressive attitude to work life issues, is free from harassment and bullying and respects the dignity and diversity of all staff
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day management and development of Medical Education and administrative staff and enable them to deliver a high-quality service and fulfil their individual potential
  • To undertake and/or oversee staff appraisal, setting objectives and identifying training and development needs in accordance with the Trust Performance Management guidance
  • To be responsible for return-to-work interviews for any periods of sickness and monitor and manage sickness within area of responsibility
  • To take appropriate action with issues of staff discipline, grievance, poor performance and sickness with service, in accordance with Trust procedures
  • As a Trust Manager, to carry out investigations and staff management issues in other areas of the Trust as required
  • Assist the DME and Head of Medical Workforce with medical staffing issues, including recruitment if required, ensuring compliance with HEE and national regulations and procedures
  • Encourage and support the sharing of good practice and process across the organisation through training, Junior Doctors Forum, and Medical Education management meetings
  • Encourage effective communications and working relationships within the Medical Education Team and the wider Trust
  • Develop and maintain links with external educational establishments for example Oxford, Southampton and Brunel Universities and NHS England (formerly HEE TV)

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications/ Training


  • Qualified with a relevant degree qualification in a health related, business or leadership field, or equivalent in-depth experience


  • Experience within a clinical or managerial role

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience as a manager in an Education/training or service delivery role, usually gained through 2 years' experience in a public/Education sector setting
  • Demonstrable understanding of the operational management in a Healthcare/Education setting


  • Experience of Quality Assurance and management of regulatory body inspection visits
  • Experience of e-Portfolio & TIS HEE Systems

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital



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