Head of Examinations
Head of Examinations
Circa £50,000 per annum
Permanent, Full Time
Join the Royal College of Anaesthetists to work on some of the biggest issues facing our members, healthcare and the work of anaesthetists - the largest single specialty group of doctors within UK hospitals. The Royal College of Anaesthetists is committed to improving patients’ safety, wellbeing and outcomes through the maintenance and advancement of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine. Through our services, anaesthetists are well trained and supported, and we uphold a central role in the development and delivery of high quality healthcare across the UK, and increasingly internationally.
Anaesthetists have overall responsibility for patients’ wellbeing before, during and after surgery and work across the hospital setting, in the operating theatre, A&E, critical care and obstetrics. 16% of all hospital consultants are anaesthetists and over two-thirds of hospital in-patients will see an anaesthetist. The Royal College of Anaesthetists supports over 22,000 members and fellows with the College and its associated Faculties of Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive and highly organised individual to join us in the role of Head of Examinations, reporting to the Director of Education, Training and Examinations. Within this pivotal role, you’ll lead on the development, implementation and overall management of the examinations of the Royal College, Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, and their aligned strategic aims.
You will be responsible for the delivery and development of all written examinations (consisting of MCQs, CRQs) and clinical examinations (consisting of OSCEs, SOEs). Meticulous and thorough, you will effectively manage all examination processes, protocols, projects and budgets and all professional matters relating to examiners and the examination department.
With a commitment to continuous improvement, you will identify areas for improvement and make recommendations for change to ensure that high customer care standards and organisational values are upheld at all times.
To be successful in this role, you will need to be an exceptional communicator with the ability to engage effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders, as well as motivating a team of administrators and invigilators. With extensive management experience in an examinations role and administrative experience within higher education, you will be a competent manager of people, budgets and resources. A successful track record of managing day to day operations and developing and implementing effective office systems are essential. Knowledge of UK Postgraduate medical education and training would be desirable.
This role would suit an individual with a flexible approach who can thrive under pressure, prioritise effectively and meet strict time deadlines without compromising on accuracy. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 March at 11.59 pm