Vacancy - Project Manager (International)
Part-time (18 hours per week), initially fixed-term appointment for maternity cover, with potential extension.
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ.
With a worldwide reputation for educational excellence the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh exists to promote the highest standards of patient care. One of the ways we do this is by our programme of education to support trained doctors and doctors in training who are pursuing a career in specialist internal medicine. The College has long been committed to the internationalisation of its education programme, and a new opportunity has arisen for an exceptional candidate to join the RCPE Education team, in a role that supports the delivery of the College’s international strategy.
This role provides senior support to working groups and projects and the person appointed will work closely with the Assistant Dean (International) and Head of Department, bringing to the role experience and knowledge in establishing and operating appropriate systems. You will be responsible for the provision of critical senior administration support to international projects.
The College is looking for a positive, motivated candidate with a determined attitude and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will support the establishment of reciprocal partnerships with overseas institutions, government agencies, and will also engage with individuals. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you may have experience in a similar role in a University environment, and you will either have worked outside the UK or engaged in a significant amount of international travel. You will have the patience and good humour required to deal positively with stakeholders at all levels and you will delight in providing excellent customer service and will find the establishment of reciprocal partnerships rewarding.
This is a part-time, fixed term post that has been created to provide maternity cover for part of the role of our full-time Project Manager (International). It is expected that the current post-holder will return to work part time, in which case this post will become a permanent post. Hours of work are 18 per week, at times to be mutually agreed but between 9 am until 5pm, Monday to Friday. There are occasions when it will be necessary to work outside normal office hours to support evening meetings. A system of TOIL is in place to accommodate this.
Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Jeanette Stevenson, Head of Education Training and Standards by telephone on 0131 247 3628 or email at email@example.com , or to Shona McGlynn, current post-holder on 0131 247 3698 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for this post is 9am on Monday 11 February 2013. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 21 February.