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Head of Examinations (12 months FTC) Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Due to an exciting period of growth and change, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine is recruiting for a Head of Examinations to implement robust quality processes for their high-risk assessments on an interim basis with a view to becoming permanent.

  • Location: Homebased with 5 days a month in the office
  • Salary: £53,000

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is currently undergoing major strategic changes and is recruiting for an experienced Head of Examinations to deliver the over-arching strategy for examinations, taking responsibility for the standard-setting of summative assessments, approval and publication of results, and the associated quality assurance processes.

As someone with extensive people management experience, you will take on a stable department of 11 who are in a review cycle, and implement processes and technology to improve standards and mitigate the high risks their assessments present.

On a day-to-day basis, you will use your knowledge of assessment operations to ensure the smooth running of examinations, collate appeal data and documentation and manage and motivate 3 direct reports plus a wider team of 11 to ensure a cohesive approach to delivery.

This is a key role for the College, and after 12 months it is expected that the role will become permanent but with a different remit as the changes you make should have been successfully implemented.

As Head of Examinations you will be able to stand up to the scrutiny of the governing and trustee boards and use your knowledge and expertise to justify your decisions, plus have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

If you are someone who is looking for a challenge and wants to make a difference organisationally as well as to the wider health care sector then 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


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About the Organisation

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine was established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine.

The College is responsible for setting standards of training and administering examinations in Emergency Medicine for the award of Fellowship and Membership of the College as well as recommending trainees for CCT in Emergency Medicine.

The College works to ensure high-quality care by setting and monitoring standards of care and providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.


At RCEM diversity, equality and inclusion is an integral part of our culture so it is important to us that this is reflected in everything that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, marital status or parental responsibilities to ensure we actively embrace an inclusive and representative culture that encourages, supports and celebrates our differences.

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 welcome
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats
  • A sign language interpreter can be accessed for interview
  • Working patterns and locations can be adjusted

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

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    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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    Closing date: Friday 13th May 2022

    First Stage Interviews: w/c 16th May 2022

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