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Education Manager

We are looking for an Education Manager who will be responsible for delivering our Education Strategic Review, including commissioning and managing the delivery of packages of research and analysis, policy development and consultation; writing briefs, managing tender processes and contract with external bodies, keeping work on track and in budget, making sure we are communicating effectively to our Committees, Council and external stakeholders.  

Key accountabilities

  • Responsible for designing, managing and delivering our programme to update our pre- and post- registration requirements for the education and training of optometrists and dispensing (our Education Strategic Review/ ESR).
  • Responsible for managing and delivering other projects, policy development and analysis to support the continuous improvement of our approval and quality assurance process, working with and supporting our Head of Education and Education Manager/team.
  • Manage all aspects of the ESR, including developing detailed project plans, timelines, KPIs and processes, developing, managing and delivering all associated research, policy and analysis initiatives, reporting and projects.
  • As we work towards preparing to receive applications from our providers for approval of new or adapted qualifications, and in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, groups and committees/ panels, shape and refine key outputs, policies and procedures, with a particular focus on developing and preparing our proposed new Quality Assurance and Enhancement Method.

Salary range: £ 37,362- £44,343 – Dependent on experience

Closing date: 4pm on Friday 20 October 2020.

Interview date(s): TBC

For more information about the role and how to apply, see the full job advert below. 

Acrobat Reader icon Education Manager job advert - November 2020

 

Head of Education (Maternity Cover)

This is a high-profile and satisfying role leading and managing the GOC’s education approval and quality assurance function in accordance with our statutory responsibilities,  providing a high quality service ensuring the qualifications we approve meet our requirements and reflect the modern educational landscape, while also protecting the public.

Key accountabilities

  • Ensure that the GOC carries out its statutory role of approving and quality assuring optical education programmes and qualifications in the UK effectively and efficiently.

Operational efficiency and quality:

  • Responsible for the operational management of our educational function and the development and implementation of supporting policies and procedures. This includes responsibility for the smooth management and administration of our regular cycle of approval and quality assurance visits to providers of GOC-approved qualifications, providers’ annual monitoring and reporting and notification of events and changes.
  • Identify, manage and report operational and provider/sector-level risks and issues
  • Oversee and continually improve our approval and quality assurance procedures and key performance indicators
  • Continuously develop our education approval and quality assurance operations, policy and procedures through strategies which include assessment of impact, policy development, stakeholder identification and consultation and improved use of technology, to improve the customer journey and quality of approval process.
  • Responsible for all aspects of corporate reporting and compliance, ensuring adherence to the GOC’s policies and procedures.

Salary range: £49,835- £58,630 – Dependent on experience

(May pay more for exceptional candidate)

Closing date: 4pm on Friday 20 November 2020.

Interview date(s): TBC

For more information about the role and how to apply, see the full job advert below. 

Acrobat Reader icon Head of Education job advert - November 2020

 

We are committed to ensuring that in exercising all of our functions we operate in a fair and transparent manner and in a way that is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Within all of our functions, we are committed to promoting equality; valuing diversity; being inclusive; and meeting our equality duties. We will not discriminate on age; disability; gender reassignment; race/ethnicity; religion or belief; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity.

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