Governance and Quality Officer

Imperial College London

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Job summary

As the Governance and Quality Officer you will be at the heart of our Faculty Education Office, providing seamless and professional support to the School Secretariat and governance stakeholders in respect of our MBBS, Intercalated BSc and BSc Medical Biosciences programmes. You will be instrumental in ensuring the smooth operation of our office, contributing significantly to the success of our high-performing medical school. This role allows you to make a real difference in medical education quality. By overseeing the School of Medicine’s Trust Based Clinical Education (TBCE) quality monitoring cycle, you will directly contribute to maintaining and enhancing our education standards.

Additionally, you will support the Head of School Secretariat and Deputy Head of School Secretariat in identifying, planning and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement of the student experience, developing solutions and implementing approved changes.

Your role includes liaison with key stakeholders, including faculty members, senior management, and external organisations. You will have the chance to build valuable relationships within the medical education community.

Duties and responsibilities

The multifaceted role responsibilities include:

  • Project management of the School’s annual quality assurance cycle to plan and develop a timeline of events, arranging meetings with our NHS Trust partners; organising and attending visits by the medical school team and working with senior colleagues to develop and monitor action plans arising from these visits.
  • Work with the senior leadership for quality and governance in their commitments to the General Medical Council’s standards for medical education and training.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of the School’s governance processes, advising staff on major and minor modifications to teaching, preparing paperwork where appropriate and contributing to the minor modification audit.
  • Providing senior secretarial management to important governance boards and committees, ensuring effective and efficient function, including agenda setting, minutes and action plans which are tracked and monitored to completion.
  • Identifying, supporting, and sometimes leading on projects, particularly around governance, quality or strategy development.

Essential requirements

To excel in this role, you will have the following abilities and skills:

  • A demonstrable expertise in quality assurance in an education or training environment.
  • Formal committee management expertise, including agenda development, preparation of minutes and actions management, demonstrating development through a series of increasingly demanding roles.
  • Experience of managing projects from conception to completion, with the ability to prepare relevant project documents and deliver results in a timely fashion and to a high standard.
  • A methodical and analytical approach with a high degree of attention to detail, an enthusiastic and proactive approach to problem-solving and a keen eye for process improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, coordinate a range of workflows and manage your own workload to agreed timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written skills, enabling you to build and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders.

Further information

The role is a full time, open-ended role based at Charing Cross Campus but expected to travel to other campuses.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact James Wild – [email protected]


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