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Head of Graduate and Clinical Academic Training Section


Applications are invited for the post of Head of the Graduate and Clinical Academic Training section within the Education Division of the Office of the School of Clinical Medicine. A member of the Academic Division of the University's administration, the post holder will be based at the Clinical School, on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the School's graduate and clinical academic programme administration. The School has approximately 700 graduate students (studying mainly for a PhD, an MD, an MPhil, or an MRes) and approximately 200 clinical trainees on the Integrated Academic Training pathway (either in the Academic Foundation programme, in an Academic Clinical Fellowship, or in a Clinical Lectureship). This role is central to the effective management, leadership, and administration of these programmes, and the post holder will be responsible for maintaining excellent relationships and communication with administrative, academic, and clinical staff across the School and University, and also with external partners, particularly Cambridge University Health Partners, and industry partners. The role holder will act as Secretary to the Graduate Operations Committee which reports directly to the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine and is chaired by the School's Director of Graduate Education. They will also have oversight of administration for the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

The successful candidate will have a degree and will be an experienced administrator, preferably in a Higher Education context. They will have excellent management and team leadership skills, as well as change management skills. They will have very strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (both written and verbal), and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and students at all levels throughout the University and within the NHS, as well as with numerous other stakeholders both nationally and internationally. They will also be able to work flexibly and creatively, both independently and as part of a team, and will have the ability to rapidly assimilate new information and knowledge and meet challenging deadlines.

Further information is available via the link below.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Litsa Biggs at FacultySec@medschl.cam.ac.uk (Head of the Education Division and line manager of the post) or Professor Edwin Chilvers at ads85@medschl.cam.ac.uk (Director of Graduate Education, School of Clinical Medicine).

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference AK14384 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Closing Date: Monday, 22 January 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Further information

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