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Training Programme Director Higher Specialist Scientist Programme

NHS TCS 2018: Band 8c

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Healthcare Science
NHS TCS 2018: Band 8c
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St Chad's Birmingham
£59,090 - £71,243 per annum
30/11/2018 23:59

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Training Programme Director for the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme Band 8c (£59,090-71,243) usually starting at the minimum and progressing on an incremental scale), full-time, permanent

This is a new senior post in the National School of Healthcare Science, and an exciting opportunity to take a national leadership role in leading the Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) Programme for NHS healthcare scientists.

Reporting directly to the Head of School, this post is for a senior highly visible national lead for HSST training who will ensure that the programme is able to continue to deliver future senior NHS scientists with the necessary scientific, clinical, managerial and leadership competencies. You will be responsible for the continuing development, delivery, innovation and future strategic direction of this important programme of Health Education England’s National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) across the scope of healthcare science specialties (currently 32).

You will have a good balance of relevant experience and skills gained by working in a Healthcare Science discipline within an NHS organisation for a number of years. You will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking and have proven ability to lead and manage scientists within the NHS. Evidence of driving change in a scientific department is desirable. You must be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the day to day working and challenges faced by senior trainee scientists working in the NHS. You should have experience of contributing to the STP and/or HSST training: This could include curriculum writing: setting assessments, training in the workplace or academic teaching.

You will need to ensure the maintenance of appropriate professional standards and the professional reputation of the school. A highly skilled communicator, you will be persuasive and able to negotiate and influence outcomes on behalf of the HSST programme, the school and healthcare science in many arenas including within HEE and NHSE. You will need to facilitate effective networks including members of the healthcare science professions, patients and lay people, professional bodies, trainees, the Academy for Healthcare Science, and other key stakeholders across the healthcare system.

You will be educated to doctoral level or have equivalent experience and learning in a relevant scientific subject. A national or international publication profile is also desirable. Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development is essential as is registration as a clinical scientist with the HCPC.

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