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Course Lead for Assessment (Medical School)

University of Surrey
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

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University & research
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Course Lead for Assessment (Medical School)

Competitive Salary

An enthusiastic and creative team of medical educators are working within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences to develop a new School of Medicine. As such we are seeking a Course Lead for Assessment (Senior Clinical Lecturer) to join the team at this exciting time. The successful candidate will be an innovative and experienced medical educator who will make a significant contribution towards leading our contemporary medical curriculum using evidence-based contemporary teaching and learning theory and methods. 

We aim to produce a new type of doctor who will be excellent and holistic clinical leaders – who can drive change, delivering caring, integrated and technologically advanced healthcare for their patients and communities. The programme will have a particular emphasis on digital and communication health technology (a research strength at Surrey), as well as a ‘One Health’ ethos, that promotes understanding of a ‘whole society’ approach to health and builds on our aims to develop truly inter-professional training with networks across Health Sciences, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences, as well as Engineering and Business.   

The role

The core focus of this role will be the development and delivery of a high quality, reliable and valid medical undergraduate assessment programme; that ensure the standards required for students to graduate with a primary medical qualification in the UK. The postholder will lead the development of novel formative and summative assessments in the Surrey GEM programme, including use of workplace based assessments and professional portfolios, using evidence-based contemporary assessment theory and methods. The assessment programme will have a particular emphasis on student feedback and feedforward mechanisms that support individual student learning needs.   

As Lead for Assessment, you will be working closely with the Dean for Medicine, and responsible for the development of the assessment programme and this aspect of the student experience across Medicine, in line with the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy and other institutional policies. Within your remit of developing and delivering the BMBS assessment programme you will work with our team of educators and build successful relationships with NHS partners. As such, you will be in a position to represent the programme internally within the university and externally to a wide range of stakeholders at a senior level. 

About you

To join us at this exciting time, you will be a forward-looking individual with a ‘can do’ attitude and the ambition to achieve personally.  You may wish to take this role part-time or as a joint appointment in tandem with existing clinical duties (in which case your current NHS salary may apply).  You will certainly have the opportunity to use your skills and networks in concert with the complementary activities of our existing staff based across our wider Faculty who are tackling some of the major challenges facing society, including an ageing population, disease burden and food security.  

What we can offer

The University of Surrey is a top UK University set in a beautiful campus in Guildford half an hour’s journey from the centre of London. In addition to competitive salary, we offer a vibrant and forward thinking working environment, childcare assistance, first-class sports and leisure facilities and access to a variety of staff development opportunities to help you fulfil your potential.  

How to apply

To apply for this role, please upload your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet each of the essential technical competencies of the role.

If you wish to find out more about the role, please download the Job Purpose and Candidate Pack attached. You can also contact Anna Foster, Resourcing Specialist by emailing or apply via the Apply button. 

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