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Director of Education Royal College of Emergency Medicine

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is recruiting for an Interim Director of Education for a minimum of 6 months to lead, advise and guide the Education Directorate with budget responsibility in excess of £3m

  • Location: Office based 2 days a week (London) and Homebased
  • Salary: £93,700

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, who work to ensure high quality care for patients by setting and monitoring standards of care in emergency departments, as well as providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine are recruiting for an Interim Director of Education for a minimum 6 month period.

Leading a team of circa 35 people, you will be directly responsible and accountable for the leadership and management of the day to day operational, financial and performance of the Education Directorate, ensuring the directorate works effectively and cohesively whilst also professionally challenging and mentoring your direct reports

This will include two of the largest college teams, Examinations and Training, so you will need to have proven expertise in assessment methodology and experience of implementing assessment structures, as well as specific evidence of delivering educational programmes to trained professionals as well as trainees.

Having operated at senior level previously, this role will report directly to the CEO and work closely with specialist Committees, Councils, and regulators to advise, guide, and support on key educational processes such as standards setting, quality assurance, curriculum reviews, credentialing, training, events, and assessment.

You will need to have extensive experience in mitigating and managing risk through devising effective strategies and having a solutions-focused approach.

As an Interim Director of Education, you will need to have extensive experience in leading operational delivery and process improvement, the ability to produce briefing papers on highly complex issues in simple, jargon free terms for busy professional people, and proven experience of staff management.

This is an exciting time to join the College as you will be able to improve processes and play a part in digital transformations to have a real impact on emergency care through ensuring high standards of curriculum and assessment

Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk 


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We, at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine understand that different members of the community have different access needs, and have made some modifications to the way we do business in order to accommodate people from diverse communities and abilities. We offer the following amenities:

  • Our buildings and facilities have step-free access
  • Accessibility dogs are always welcome on our premises
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats if needed
  • We would be happy to source a sign language interpreter if required
  • We provide a flexible working environment, including locations

If you have any further needs around accessibility, please get in touch with Kristina for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfill your needs.

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    Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022

    Candidates informed of outcome: Wednesday 2nd February 2022

    First Stage Interviews: w/c 7th February 2022


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