Director of the Physician Associate Programme

University of Birmingham - Institute of Clinical Sciences

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

The College delivers an outstanding and nationally leading Physician Associate (PA) programme that recruits around 80 students a year onto a two-year postgraduate qualification. We are seeking to recruit a programme lead who is a Senior clinical or clinical-related, academic with PhD or MD who accustomed to working at senior level (i.e. CEOs, MDs, Deans, HEE) and ideally knowledgeable about the PA director role, including experience at running a PA course in UK. The PA role is strategically vital for Health Service provision and we would require an individual with specific experience of this branch of health professional in the UK. The individual should have extensive experience of the role in the UK and it would be helpful if they also had experience of the role in other countries globally to understand the trajectory and capacity requirements for these graduates. The programme is innovative and requires continued innovation and strong leadership to secure its future in an increasingly competitive recruitment market. An individual with a background in delivering research with a respectful standing in the NHS and/or University sector would be advantageous – not least in ensuring a research-informed provision for the programme.

The appointment of a senior academic will encompass the main strands of teaching, administration and research.

Salary will be on the nationally agreed salary spine for clinical academics holding an honorary consultant NHS contract.

Appointment process and how to apply

Applicants are invited to submit their application online to us, via

Please quote reference number: 12329

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