Director of Clinical Studies

Leicester, Leicestershire
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
02 Jan 2019
30 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Leicester Medical School

About the role

This exciting senior role in Leicester Medical School is for a highly motivated clinician with a passion for undergraduate medical education to lead delivery of the clinical phase (phase 2: years 3-5) of our recently transformed undergraduate medical course. You will work closely with the Head and Deputy Head of School and the Director of Phase 1 (our pre-clinical phase), whilst managing our Heads of Year (years 3-5), and clinical block leads to deliver our exciting clinical curriculum for our growing Medical School. 

You will have responsibility for developing and delivering the curriculum of the clinical years, its quality assurance and have a desire to continuously enhance it. You will work closely with our Assessment team to provide high quality formative and summative assessments across the full range of modalities from knowledge, to clinical practice as well as our students’ professional performance. As an experienced clinical educator you will provide guidance and support to clinical students whilst also taking a key role in our Health and Conduct Committee which handles those students struggling to manage, or engage with, our course. 

You will be responsible for ensuring our curriculum is up-to-date and meets all regulatory requirements set by the GMC, our university and other relevant organisations, whilst also seeking to forge a course that is innovative and inspiring so that we produce genuinely excellent doctors.

About you

You will have a strong clinical background and experience of senior leadership at consultant level, as well as expertise as a senior medical educator. As a member of the School’s Executive Team you will have a senior role in achieving our ambition to be a world-leading medical school, routinely within the top tier of UK Medical Schools.

Additional information

The University of Leicester is committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking and appropriate clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Richard Holland (Head of School) on, or Dr Judith West (Deputy Head) on Alternatively, please click the apply button to apply.

Advert closes midnight on: 04 Feb 2019