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Head of Assessment and Quality Faculty of Occupational Medicine

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine are experiencing a period of significant growth and are recruiting for an innovative and experienced Head of Assessment and Quality to lead three departments, supporting each to grow and develop.

  • Location: Part home-based and part office-based (Greenwich). Greenwich and Regents Park
  • Salary: £60,000- £65,000

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is a professional body and charity committed to improving health at work. Over the last four years, the FOM has grown rapidly, almost doubling its income, widening its influence and developing new strategic partnerships. They are on an exciting journey to extend the range of services offered and to expand on a global basis.

To enhance their activities such as providing examinations, supporting doctors’ training to become specialists, revalidation, and leading an accreditation scheme for organisations providing occupational health services, they have been undertaking several new projects and initiatives and now are looking to operationalise these strategies.

The Head of Assessment and Quality will be responsible for the operationalising these new initiatives and will provide leadership for three departments: Examinations & Training, Revalidation and SEQOHS, supporting each to grow and develop in line with FOM’s ambitions.

The FOM has changed its business processes and now delivers its examinations mainly online, and carries out virtual site visits for SEQOHS accreditation. The work carried out to move to this model means that FOM is well placed to move into international markets.  Using your significant experience in the operational delivery of examinations and/or accreditation schemes, you will devise and implement robust systems, policies, and processes to ensure this continuing growth is delivered, sustainable and meets regulatory and quality standards.

Having held a management role in a professional or educational body, you will use your experience of working with regulators such as Ofqual to identify, design and implement quality improvement processes, and have experience in operationalising new standards by readying systems, capacity, guidance documents, communications and IT facilities.

The Head of Assessment and Quality will lead a current team of 6 full-time staff, who work with a number of voluntary office-holders and examiners, and 25 contracted SEQOHS assessors.  Three department managers will report directly to you and, as the organisation grows, so will the teams, so you will need to be an experienced, approachable, visible and reliable direct line manager. You will be taking the departments through significant changes, but also mentoring individuals to be reflective, develop their own management skills and empowering them to identify areas of improvement in their own processes and make changes to them.

You will work closely with the CEO, reporting directly to her, and will be supported and developed personally to be able to deputise in her absence.  You will need to be someone who is also happy to roll up their sleeves and be hands-on in different operational aspects when needed cross organisationally, as FOM is a small, warm, and supportive team who are all happy to lend a hand to each other when needed.

This is an exciting and key role to ensure that the Faculty of Occupational Medicine maintains the highest quality standards, a culture of continual improvement, and delivers its ambitious agenda for growth.

If you are interested in the Head of Assessment and Quality role and are committed to making a difference on a global scale to improving the health of others at work then please get in touch today for more details.

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

Polly Mortimer: polly@peridotpartners.co.uk


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Kristina Preston

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Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Head of Assessment & Quality with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM).

FOM is a professional body and charity committed to improving health at work. Our activities include providing examinations and support for doctors training to become specialists, and revalidation. We also deliver a leading accreditation scheme (SEQOHS) for organisations providing occupational health services.

The Head of Assessment & Quality will provide operational leadership for three departments (Examinations & Training, Revalidation and SEQOHS) and support each to grow and develop in line with FOM’s ambitions.  The successful applicant will join a talented and friendly team, and will have the opportunity to develop their own skills and knowledge, while making a significant impact in a rewarding and varied role.

This is an exciting time to join FOM. We are experiencing significant growth in demand for our services, which are expanding to provide examinations for nurses and other professionals working in occupational health. We also have international ambitions and plans are underway to ensure that our influence extends beyond the UK.

Could you be FOM’s new Head of Assessment & Quality? If so, please read on to learn more about the role and how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes,

Louise Craig, CEO

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is a Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of London but operates independently in the conduct and management of its administration and its finances.

FOM sets professional standards in occupational medicine and health and, through a variety of activities, influences the quality of occupational health practice within the United Kingdom. FOM also provides assistance to external bodies in the conduct of specialist research activities and advises the government and the profession on all occupational health matters.

FOM defines the curriculum for the training of doctors in occupational medicine, and currently is extending its range of diplomas to meet demand from doctors, nurses and other occupational health professionals, including those based outside the UK.

FOM is a professional membership organisation, offering an annual conference and other events. Membership categories have been widened recently to admit medical students and foundation doctors. FOM also supports doctors undertaking revalidation which is a General Medical Council (GMC) requirement to demonstrate that the doctor is up-to-date and fit to practise.

Through the SEQOHS accreditation scheme, FOM sets quality standards for organisations providing occupational health services in the NHS, military, industry and not-for-profit sectors. SEQOHS accredits against these standards to provide organisations with a well-respected quality mark. A review of the SEQOHS Standards began in 2021 and is due for completion by the end of 2022.

Further Information

Further information about the work of FOM and SEQOHS can be found at www.fom.ac.uk and www.seqohs.org.

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The Faculty of Occupational Medicine is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and eliminating discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation within its areas of responsibility and influence. It is determined to ensure that this is reflected in practice through its policies, procedures and day-to-day work.


Some examples of our accessibility provisions include:

  • Step free access to the building, all key meeting rooms and bathrooms, and an accessible workstation
  • Accessibility dogs are welcomed
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  • Working patterns and locations can be adjusted

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    Polly Mortimer: polly@peridotpartners.co.uk

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    Closing date: Friday 6th May 2022

    Candidates informed of outcome: Friday 13th May 2022

    First Stage Interviews: Tuesday 17th May 2022

    Second Stage Interviews: Tuesday 24th May 2022

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