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Deputy Curriculum Manager

National School of Healthcare Science

Full-time, 2 year fixed position

Are you interested in post graduate educational development, would you like to apply your understanding and knowledge of curriculum development within a national team of educational specialists?

In this new role, you would be providing high level support to the development, implementation and review of new and existing national healthcare science curricula within a robust quality assurance framework. The existing curricula span over 30 specialties across the Practitioner Training Programme (PTP), Scientist Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST) to provide the core education and training framework for Healthcare Scientists. The School is currently expanding its curriculum portfolio to provide short courses to address specific work-force needs.

Hosted by Health Education Midlands and East, the National School of Healthcare Science works with education providers and NHS organisations across the UK to oversee the implementation of the new training programmes developed for scientists working in the NHS scientists at all levels.

This role will involve facilitating the activities of expert scientist groups to review and update existing curricula and develop new specialties in Healthcare Science. The role will require you to liaise with the healthcare science profession, patient representatives and lay people, professional bodies, students, HEIs, the Council of Healthcare Science, the Academy for Healthcare Science, Medical Royal Colleges and other key stakeholders across the health and social care system.

We are looking for candidates who are tenacious, highly motivated and able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team of experts. You will have sound analytical and digital skills, a demonstrable track record in process development and project management, sophisticated communication skills and the ability to apply appropriate processes to the management of curricula. The ability to coordinate the activities of senior scientists, draft high-quality reports, collate outputs from meetings and ensure that key milestones and deadlines are met are essential.

You will be educated to degree level with a relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience. An understanding of health professional education and quality management processes for higher education would be advantageous. The ability to seek solutions to challenges is essential.

The School is based in Birmingham but there will be a requirement to travel and stay at venues nationally, so the post holder should expect to work flexibly as required.

To apply:

Closing Date: 31st March 2019

If you would like further information on the role please contact Chris Fisher, Curriculum Manager at

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £33,222 to £43,041 Band 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th March 2019
Closes: 31st March 2019
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