Specialty Training Officer - 1 Year FTC

£26,000 - £29,100
Closing date: 
08 December 2016
Interview date: 
14 December 2016
Fixed-Term Contract

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for educating, training and setting standards in Anaesthesia. We are looking for an experienced and organised co-ordinator to be part of our busy Training Team to assist in the administration of the UK training programmes for trainee Anaesthetists in accordance with the College’s obligations to the postgraduate medical education and training regulator, and support the revalidation and continuing professional development (CPD) needs of doctors.

The Team
The Training Department covers a diverse range of activities in support of Anaesthetists across the UK. Activities involve working with Postgraduate Deans, Deaneries and the General Medical Council (GMC) in the quality assurance of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine training across the UK. Day to day tasks include maintaining trainee records and assessing applications and this diverse activity encompasses understanding of the Anaesthetic Curriculum and the training e-Portfolio.

The department offers support to the Regional Advisers, Deputy Regional Advisers and College Tutors and offers assistance to sustain the national recruitment process for Anaesthesia and ACCS-Anaesthesia. Development of College policy on the management of training and issues across the UK is an important role of the Training Department as is the strategy for workforce planning for England and providing advice when required for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The College has a well-established scheme whereby educational events and activities are submitted for review and approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This activity is supported by an online CPD system which allows anaesthetists to record and reflect on their educational activities and extract this information for discussion at annual appraisals.   

All members of the department have their own areas of responsibility and expertise as well as shared areas, and so the Specialty Training Officer will be a key member of a busy, dynamic team.

The Role
As part of the Training Team, the successful candidate will deliver advice and guidance to trainee anaesthetists, trainers and Deaneries on anaesthesia training policy and procedural issues. Providing support to users of the online e-Portfolio system is an important element of the post and involves help-guides, advice (telephone, email) and demonstrations of the system when necessary (at events, conference stands). This is a unique administrative role which requires analytical skills and the aptitude to interpret and explain complex procedures and rules from the ever-changing curriculum.

The role also facilitates access to, and supports users of the online CPD system, as well as assisting in the running of the CPD approvals scheme. The approvals work requires liaison with educational event providers and a team of senior clinical assessors who review the applications for CPD approval. Polished and confident communication skills and an aptitude to form excellent working relationships across all levels are therefore essential.

The ideal candidate will use their highly developed organisational and administrative skills, to efficiently complete a variety of tasks ranging from file management to advising on specific curriculum queries, to delivery of training and demonstrations for the CPD and e-Portfolio systems. They will be joining a friendly team who deliver to the highest standards through their conscientious approach to work and therefore the successful candidate will also need to be a highly motivated and flexible team player.

The Application Process
In order to apply for this post please send a relevant CV together with the following:

Please indicate clearly why you want the role and how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the post as set out in the Job Specification.  Please give real world examples from your own experience, which demonstrate your ability to provide what the role requires.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unfortunately unable to contact each candidate and confirm the outcome of your application. If you have not been contacted two weeks after the closing dates, your application will not have been successful.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 8 December 2016
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 14 December 2016


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