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Education Strategic Review (ESR) Project Officer

About the role

We are recruiting for an ESR Project Officer to join the GOC on an 18 month fixed term contract.

 

The purpose of this role is to support the ESR project and our Approval and Quality Assurance activities. This includes:

  • supporting the development and implementation of key outputs; and
  • coordinating the safe and effective transition from our current Education Standards and competencies to our new Education Standards and learning outcomes, working with GOC-approved Education providers and programmes and those seeking GOC-approval in the near future.

 

This is a high-profile project with significant external stakeholder engagement. This role will require some travel around the UK.

 

Please see the full Job Description below for more information.

 

Key accountabilities

  • Support the ESR project manager and develop and deliver the ESR outputs and outcomes;
  • Develop and coordinate an appropriate project plan, KPIs and process;
  • Contribute to and use the project communication strategy and ensure consistency in communication to external parties;
  • Shape and refine the new Quality Assurance (QA) process in line with the outcomes from the ESR, gaining appropriate involvement from stakeholders;
  • Work with new and existing education providers to agree their implementation timeline, assess impact and support them to deliver as appropriate;
  • Produce FAQs and other guidance and presentation documents and packs;
  • Contribute to the monitoring and performance reporting of project progress at SMT and Council as necessary
  • Schedule quality assurance activity, including visits, triage, desk-based reviews and conditions management.

 

Please see the full Job Description below for more information.

 

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Education quality assurance knowledge and experience
  • Regulatory policy and risk & impact assessment experience
  • Knowledge of education sector – including higher education, further education, assessment/awarding bodies, (degree) apprenticeships and career frameworks.
  • Project coordination experience
  • Results orientated with exceptional organisation, prioritisation and planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, stakeholder management skills and the ability to structure written reports concisely and appropriately to the audience.

 

Salary range: £28,780 - £33,859

Closing date: 9:00 Monday 6 May 2019

Interview date(s): TBC

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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.

 

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

 

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

 

Education Strategic Review (ESR) Project Manager/ Lead

About the role

We are recruiting for an ESR Project Manager/ Lead to join the GOC on a 2 year fixed term contract.

 

The purpose of this role is to project manage the ESR. This includes:

  • overseeing the development and implementation of key outputs; and
  • planning and overseeing the safe and effective transition from our current Education Standards and competencies to our new Education Standards and learning outcomes, working with GOC-approved Education providers and programmes and those seeking GOC-approval in the near future.

 

This is a high-profile role with significant external stakeholder engagement. This role will require some travel around the UK.

 

Please see the full Job Description below for more information.

 

Key accountabilities

  • Project manage the ESR to oversee development and delivery of the ESR outputs and outcomes;
  • Develop and manage an appropriate project plan, KPIs and process;
  • Develop the project communication strategy and ensure consistency in communication to external parties;
  • Shape and refine the new Quality Assurance (QA) process in line with the outcomes from the ESR, gaining appropriate involvement from stakeholders;
  • Work with new and existing education providers to agree their implementation timeline, assess impact and support them to deliver as appropriate;
  • Produce FAQs and other guidance and presentation documents and packs;
  • Lead the monitoring and performance reporting of project progress at SMT and Council as necessary
  • Support the Head of Education and Director of Education to manage budgets, teams and cross-departmental working to maximise project efficiency

 

Please see the full Job Description below for more information.

 

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Significant project management experience (qualification desirable)
  • Education quality assurance knowledge and experience
  • Regulatory policy and risk & impact assessment experience
  • Knowledge of education sector – including higher education, further education, assessment/awarding bodies, (degree) apprenticeships and career frameworks.
  • Strategic communication planning experience (qualification desirable)
  • Results orientated with exceptional organisation, prioritisation and planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, stakeholder management skills and the ability to structure written reports concisely and appropriately to the audience.

 

Salary range: £36,442 - £49,304

Closing date: 9:00 Monday 6 May 2019

Interview date(s): TBC

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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.

 

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

 

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

 

Communications Manager

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the General Optical Council as our Communications Manager on a permanent basis. The Communications Manager will be responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the GOC’s communications strategy
  • managing and providing expert advice on the content and delivery of internal and external communications
  • advising on and managing stakeholder engagement to support the delivery of the organisation’s strategic plan

 

Key accountabilities

  • Manage all media engagement
  • Advise on and support the effective delivery of strategic projects
  • Develop and implement the internal communications strategy
  • Develop and implement the GOC’s stakeholder engagement strategy to support the delivery of the strategic plan
  • Develop and implement the GOC’ digital communications strategy
  • Ensure a high quality and consistent approach to communications across the organisation
  • Planning and managing the delivery of a range of regular and ad hoc publications,
  • Set the budget and business plan in agreement with the Director, manage expenditure to achieve value for money, maintain the communications risk register and report on performance in line with organisational requirements.

 

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience of managing internal and external communications
  • Thorough understanding of the media
  • Strong IT skills, including a thorough understanding of digital communication methods
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including those at a senior level.
  • Strong writing skills, including ability to write clearly and accessibly on complex issues,  and an eye for detail
  • Thorough understanding of the strategic importance of communications
  • Strong team-working skills, including working and negotiating with colleagues to deliver communications objectives
  • Experience of managing budgets and people
  • Public affairs experience (desirable)
  • Experience of managing events (desirable)
  • CIPR diploma or equivalent post-graduate PR or communications qualification (desirable)
  • Understanding of healthcare and/or regulation (desirable)

 

Salary range: £36,442 - £42,873

Closing date: 5pm Monday 29 April 2019

Interview date(s): TBC

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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.

 

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

 

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

 

 

Management Accountant

About the role

We are urgently recruiting for a Management Accountant to join the General Optical Council on a permanent basis. The Management Accountant will be supporting the Head of Finance across all finance functions with specific responsibility for producing timely and accurate month end accounts, reconciliations of balance sheet items and draft management reports and accounts.

 

The role holder has day to day responsibility for budgeting and forecasting, enabling these to be completed in a timely and accurate way. 

 

The Management Accountant will make contributions to the process change to ensure that financial processes are continually, reviewed, updated and improved in line with the organisation’s needs.

 

In addition, the role holder will provide day to day supervision of finance officers / administrators.

 

Key accountabilities

  • Complete month-end and year-end processing and reporting, including month-end and year-end close of accounts (management and financial).
  • Lead responsibility for reconciliation (or supervise reconciliation) of all balance sheet items to ensure they are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly variance reports to compare the actual monthly expenses to the budgets and forecasts.
  • Responsible for budget and forecast processes; providing formats, working closely with budget holders in preparation as necessary.
  • Contribute to develop better reporting structure using Sage 200 by helping to create reports which can be easily updated through the accounting system (Sage 200).
  • To review financial processes regularly, suggest improvements and recommendations where necessary and ensure that they remain fit for purpose and maximise Council resources.
  • Supervise finance officer / administrator and provide on the job training as appropriate.
  • Undertake ad hoc accounts duties or research to support the team’s activities.

 

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Part qualified in CCAB equivalent (ACCA or CIMA – with strong management accounting background).
  • Experience in month-end accounting, ideally using Sage 200 accounting package.
  • Experience in developing reports in Sage 200.
  • Good knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office which includes high level of excel  and accounting packages
  • High levels of literacy and numeracy

 

Salary range: £32,589 - £38,938

Closing date: 9:00am Friday 19 April

Interview date(s): Early/mid-May

Provisional start date: Early June  

 

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.

 

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

 

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

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Policy Manager, Strategy - 12 month FTC

About the role

We are seeking a Policy Manager with outstanding analytical skills and strategic thinking ability to join our strategy team on a 12 month FTC basis. The role holder will be responsible for managing a diverse and challenging portfolio of policy and research projects, working with colleagues across the organisation and a wide range of stakeholders.

 

Key accountabilities

  • Identifying and analysing developments in the optical sector and wider healthcare system, such as the increasingly clinical roles played by opticians and the growth of automation and artificial intelligence, to feed into the development of our strategic plan for 2020/22.
  • Commissioning and managing research to, for example, understand the perceptions of the public and opticians, and improve patient and public involvement in our policy development.
  • Managing projects to review and deliver changes to the regulatory system, such as influencing and preparing for legislative change, examining the costs and benefits of student regulation and assessing the implications of and preparing for Brexit.
 

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Degree-educated or equivalent
  • Policy development experience, including research skills and the ability to analyse the costs and benefits of policy proposals
  • Project management skills
  • Experience of influencing external policy developments
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Regulatory experience (Desirable)
 

Salary range: £36,442 - £42,873

New closing date: 5pm Monday 22 April 2019

Interview date(s): TBC

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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.

 

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

 

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

 

 

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