The College has been developing a comprehensive international strategy, overseen by a new International Executive (IE). The IE has been created as a strategic forum for the senior Clinical Directors of all College departments to influence the continuing development, coordination and implementation of the international strategy. There are 5 keys themes and 4 work streams to support implementation:

  1. International Training Fellowships (to include MTI)
  2. Emerging Countries
  3. Shared education opportunities
  4. Service and training reviews

Work streams 1 - 3 are well established and have potential for significant growth with immigration changes signalled in the UK. The search for funding to support emerging countries is a continuing challenge given budget constraints. The wider availability of linking technology offers many more opportunities to extend access to the education events and resources provided by all our Fellows and Members internationally.

Work stream 4 is relatively new but also has the potential for significant growth as international governments and colleagues request advice and quality assurance support.

The College now seeks to appoint an Education Events Tutor (international) to lead the shared education opportunities workstream.

The post is honorary although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The time commitment is expected to be 4 hours a week on average. Most meetings can be attended via webex.

The Role

The Education Events Tutor (international) is predominantly focused on coordinating the programme of events delivered jointly with international partners, and ensure the College’s e-learning platform responds to the needs of international fellows and members.

The main responsibilities are:

  • To identify and assess opportunities for joint events with overseas partners for consideration by the IE;
  • To expand the interactivity of events projected to international centres;
  • To seek lead organisers for all agreed events, who will in turn oversee the development of programmes and recruitment of faculty;
  • To contribute to the e-learning modules and other material added to the College website, liaising with the network of international symposium  reviewers and the team supporting RCPE Manchester and the Department of Quality, Research and Standards;
  • To evaluate the impact of the e-learning and wider education programme on international Fellows and Members.

The role will be supported initially by a new International administrator with coordination responsibilities for overseas events and visits.  The post holder will liaise regularly with the International Director and report to the International Executive.

Selection Criteria

Essential

Desirable

  • Fellow in good standing with the College
  • Demonstrable strategic approach to problem solving
  • Capacity to communicate effectively & sensitively with others
  • Evidence of effective interaction on education, training or QA issues internationally
  • Commitment to developing partnerships
  • Evidence of planning and running successful events
  • Extensive experience of working overseas
  • Understanding of diplomatic and funding challenges
  • A network of reliable speakers or originators of educational material
  • Understanding of e- learning technology

Informal enquiries to the International Director (s.bhandari@rcpe.ac.uk (link sends e-mail)). Formal expressions of interest including a short CV and supporting statement to the CEO (e.tait@rcpe.ac.uk) by 31st of October 2018.

Application Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018

This vacancy is now closed.