Senior Lecturer and Lead for Clinical and Professional Skills

Opening Date:
22 Oct 2021
Closing Date:
10 Nov 2021
Salary Range:

Please note The University of Kent is managing the recruitment for this position, to apply for this role please click the link below:

This is your chance to join Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) in pioneering a new era of responsive, student-centred medical education. We are seeking an inspirational educator and role model to lead our foundational Clinical and Professional Skills modules and to lead this theme across all 5 years of the programme.

KMMS has been created to be a beacon for first-class medical education and research. KMMS opened to its first cohort of 108 pioneer students in September 2020 and brings together the resources of the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, our whole ethos is one of partnership.

As Senior Lecturer, you will make a major contribution to the development of the KMMS undergraduate medical programme, introducing teaching innovation to the development and delivery of Clinical and Professional Skills education throughout the programme, undertaking leadership roles within the School and delivering high quality teaching to the next generation of medical professionals.

We expect you to be suitably qualified with significant evidence of contemporary expertise in curriculum delivery and evaluation in undergraduate clinical, healthcare and/or medical education. To make your mark in this important role, you must have a healthy attitude to change and new challenges, plus a co-operative approach that matches our own.

As Senior Lecturer, you will:

  • lead our foundational Clinical and Professional Skills modules and to lead this theme across all 5 years of the programme
  • contribute and influence the development of Clinical and Professional Skills education for the whole BM BS programme
  • work closely with the leadership team to ensure excellent integration of Clinical and Professional Skills education within the educational strategy of KMMS
  • be a member of the Programme Board, the Curriculum Committee and the Site- Liaison Committees, providing specialist advice on Clinical and Professional Skills education, policy development and implementation in accordance with the Teaching and Learning Strategy

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • a UK recognised clinical healthcare qualification and current registration with a UK regulated healthcare profession
  • a post graduate teaching qualification (e.g. Grad Cert) or Membership or Fellowship of the HEA or AoME or equivalent. Candidates with a predominantly teaching background should highlight impactful scholarship activity e.g. curriculum reviewing, development of new delivery/assessment/feedback methods, external advisory roles etc
  • experience of and commitment to academic leadership and management
  • a proven ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to multi-disciplinary projects

KMMS brings together the existing centres of excellence in health and medical education provided by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University and local healthcare organisations, to offer a new model of person-centred medical education.

A secondment opportunity may be considered for current staff members of Canterbury Christ Church University.