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Medical Education Manager

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you looking for a new, exciting and challenging role working as part of a proactive forward thinking medical education team?

Dorset County Hospital has an excellent career development opportunity for the right person to take up the post of Medical Education Manager.

The post is for 30 hours per week.

We are looking for a highly motivated, professional and well organised individual who has the required skills and knowledge to ensure successful delivery of postgraduate and undergraduate medical education.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Education, Learning and Development and work closely with and provide support to the Director of Medical Education, ensuring that all quality assurance processes relating to undergraduate and post graduate medical education are met, to the required standards set by the GMC and the Wessex Deanery.

Developing and maintaining high quality medical education is one of our key priorities and the medical education manager will play a key role in ensuring that these standards are met. The post holder will also require strong effective communication and interpersonal skills, experience of line managing staff and a drive for innovation and improvement.

If you think we are the right team for you then we look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

To provide operational management in the development and implementation of the Trust's Postgraduate and Continuing Medical Education Programmes in line with Local and National Standards and Service Level Agreements, whilst adhering to General Medical Council (GMC) Wessex Deanery and the Royal Colleges compliance. In conjunction with the Director of Medical Education, College Tutors and the Foundation Programme Directors, the Post-Holder will support the delivery of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education, and the development of Junior Doctors, Locally Employed Doctors and Physician Associates.

The post also involves financial management responsibilities associated with educational contracts, business planning and departmental policy and service development.

When directed the post holder will deputise for Head of Education, Learning and Development and Director of Medical Education at key strategic meeting or take the lead in identified education related initiatives both medical and non-medical.

About us

At Dorset County Hospital (DCH) we aspire to providing outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them. Our trust strategy is focussed on three strategic goals: People, Place, and Partnership. It signals our intention to truly value our staff. Our people are our most important asset, and we want them to feel valued, welcomed, respected, they belong and matter. We recognise the link between high levels of staff satisfaction and improving patient experience and outcomes.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Manage and implement a broad range of business and administrative functions and projects that will inform and support Medical Education and wider Trust objectives.
  • Produce assurance reports on medical education activity for the People and Culture Committee.
  • Provides strategic direction, specialist medical training knowledge, planning and leadership to the medical education team, including providing guidance and senior management administrative support to the DME and other Tutors, particularly focusing on the interpretation and implementation of national policies and current legislation relating to medical training.
  • Operational lead for all administrative functions supporting Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education activities across the organisation.
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively as and when required, with others within the workforce directorate and with the wider multi-professional education and training team, clinical services, IT, finance and other trust departments to support the delivery and monitoring of high quality medical education.
  • The post holder will be the most senior non-medical lead for medical education in the Trust and as such provides strategic and operational management of the function under the advice, guidance and direction of the Head of Education, Learning and Development and the Director of Medical Education.
  • They will be responsible for the overall management, organisation, administration and monitoring of postgraduate medical education within the organisation.
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the undergraduate and postgraduate element of the NHS Education contract funding accountable to the budget holder.
  • Ensure the delivery of all contractual obligations relating to postgraduate education and training for all grades of doctors and dentists in training as
  • Work with the DME and other tutors to ensure the needs of educational leads are provided for, and all recording and documentation is completed in accordance with NHSE requirements
  • Devise and coordinate teaching programmes for Doctors in training as required by the relevant curricula, and in collaboration with the relevant TPDs, and arrange the resourcing, publicity and evaluation of these programmes.
  • Supporting excellence in the development of Trust based medical education teaching programmes for postgraduate learners and Medical Education Faculty.
  • Manage any new projects within postgraduate medical education liaising with key stakeholders and ensuring that projects are managed to time, quality and cost, reporting and escalating as
  • Manage Trust processes for medical education feedback systems, reporting as and when required and developing action plans in response.
  • Manage the processes for ensuring the Educational and Clinical Supervision of Doctors in training.
  • Prioritise and organise own and team workload in order to contribute to own and departmental workflow.
  • Promote systems and excellent communication between staff and customers of the department and ensure this is
  • Act as authorised signatory on all accounts as required and authorise invoices on behalf of the Head of Education, Learning and Development
  • Oversee the planning and delivery of a full programme of induction training for Doctors in Training and other junior medical staff, adhering to corporate policies and Health Education England (HEE) recommendations.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and training


  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent professional qualification or experience
  • Management/leadership qualification


  • Post graduate certificate in Education

Knowledge and Experience


  • 2 years recent experience as a manager in an education or training role, or 2 years recent experience as a senior manager in the NHS
  • Experience of line managing teams and managers in a senior position.
  • Experience of strategic and operational thinking, policy/service development, business planning and decision making
  • Specialist, expert level knowledge of medical education training
  • Demonstrable understanding of the operational management of the NHS, and the delivery of services in a secondary or tertiary care environment
  • Knowledge of GMC frameworks and statutory regulations
  • Experience of QA, audit and management of regulatory body inspection visits


  • Good working knowledge of performance management of services and staff
  • Managing budgets in the public sector

skills and abilities


  • Confidence with Information Technology and Experience of using Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and email
  • Ability to operate and analyse with a high degree of independent judgement and initiative
  • Strong team leadership and communication skills, with experience of managing people, conflict and negotiating change
  • Highly advanced organisational skills and ability to co-ordinate and prioritise complex projects
  • Enthusiastic, resolute and flexible approach to work, including ability to motivate team members


  • Counselling and career adviser skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Education centre Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust

Williams Avenue



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