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Education Manager - Permanent 

About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. We currently register approximately 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, conduct and performance amongst opticians.

About the role

To manage the GOC’s programme of approval and quality assurance of optical education and qualifications effectively and efficiently in order to protect the public by ensuring that optical students achieve the requisite professional standards.

Key accountabilities

  • Manage a system of educational visits to education providers and examining bodies in the UK, ensuring that they are conducted in accordance with the GOC’s quality assurance framework and operational handbook;
  • Manage the programme of annual monitoring of education providers, and oversee the qualitative and quantitative analysis of information and production of reports;
  • Run presentations and workshops with a variety of stakeholders, including GOC Council, committees and members as well as external stakeholders;
  • Monitor, analyse and report on the performance of the approval and quality assurance function, finances and budget compliance and emerging risks;
  • Identify and deliver business improvement activities to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Education team’s regulatory functions;
  • Produce evidence-based policy recommendations, and provide guidance and training;
  • Work with colleagues from other departments to ensure the effective execution of GOC’s regulatory functions;
  • Work effectively with external stakeholders by:
  • providing support and guidance in the approval of new and already approved training programmes and qualifications;
  • representing the GOC externally, engaging effectively with key stakeholders and by attending key meetings and events;
  • ensuring effective communication and consistency when dealing with education providers and that enquiries are dealt with in a timely and professional way;
  • ensuring the website is maintained;
  • Line manage approval & quality assurance officers and administrator; and
  • Support the Director of Education and Head of Education in projects and tasks, and deputise, as required.

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Strong ability to understand and analyse complex information and data;
  • Strong experience of delivering presentations and training;
  • Strong experience of managing a team;
  • Experience managing quality assurance policies and process, preferably in relation to education and training;
  • Understanding of systems of audit and quality assurance and the importance of risk- and evidence-based decision making;
  • Project management experience, with first-rate planning skills and a track record of managing operational delivery;
  • Understanding of the role of the GOC as a professional healthcare regulator in protecting the public;
  • Experience of delivering business improvement work;
  • Good report writing and verbal communication skills; and
  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills.

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Salary range: £ 37,135- £43,688 – Dependent on experience

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 23 October 2019

Interview date(s): TBC

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 (up to two A4 Pages)

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.

 

Office Assistant - Permanent

About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. We currently register approximately 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, conduct and performance amongst opticians.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for an Office Assistant to help the smooth running of the day to day responsibilities at the Reception desk, as well as support on other administrative duties in the Facilities department and to the rest of the organisation.  

Key accountabilities

  • Reception Duties:
    • Welcome visitors
    • Answer all incoming calls
    • Distribute emails and post
  • Complete hotel, travel and taxi bookings
  • Manage all internal and external meetings
  • Engage with approved contractors to deliver contracted services
  • Working within a team to provide administrative support to all staff
  • Assist in the administration of an effective, Security, Health & Safety regime

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, or through vocational experience
  • Experience of working with up to date IT and relevant software 
  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent communication and administration skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to think and act creatively to bring about operational process improvements
  • Drive to improve customer service
  • Highly developed attention to detail

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Salary range: £24,447 - £28,761

Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019

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

Please note your application will not be accepted without a 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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