Director of Medical Education (DME)

Job Title: Director of Medical Education (DME)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: December 06, 2021 12:41

Job Description

Covering a geographical area of 1,500 square miles and serving a population of 1.7million people, KMPT provides mental health, learning disability and residential substance misuse services across Kent and Medway. Rated by the Care Quality Commission as Outstanding for Caring, and Good overall, the organisation has a simple mission; To provide Brilliant Care through Brilliant People.  We are a really special organisation, one with a warm and positive workforce and a strong heart, and we are on a journey to be at our best in every contact we have with our service users, families, carers and partners. The role of Director of Medical Education at KMPT involves the management, organisation and development of postgraduate medical education and enables the organisation to deliver its contractual commitments to HEE/ KSS in respect of medical and dental education. Responsible to both HEE, KSS and to the Trust, your role will lead on the delivery of education and training for our medical staff, including our amazing students.
We’re looking for an outstanding new leader, someone who can assist the Executive Medical Director in providing professional leadership while helping balance educational and service objectives. You will build strong links with colleagues and stakeholders that will help us to build an outstanding reputation for education in Kent and maximise opportunities available by working closely with the new Kent and Medway Medical School. The sessional commitment for this role is three programmed activities. The sessional adjustments and/or additional support requirements will be met by the Trust and applicants will be welcome to discuss this with the Executive Medical Director prior to application.
NHS consultants with an understanding of educational principles, policies and methods, experience as an educational supervisor, and preferably with previous experience in an organisational role, are invited to apply. In addition, you will need to work towards attainment of a certificate, diploma or degree in teaching/education within one year of joining us and become a member of the National Associate of Clinical Tutors (NACT).
 Clinical opportunities available across adult and older adult psychiatry services can be linked to the DME post, up to a 1 WTE or 10 PA contract with additional renumeration of 2 PAs for this post. The DME element of the contract is for a fixed term of three years.
If this challenge interests you, click on Apply to view the video on the microsite homepage to see Afifa Qazi talking about the role. To access more information about the role, KMPT and our journey, please call David Heaton, Robin Staveley or Mark Bate of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6094 or via email
Closing date:          9am 10th January 2022
Discussions with GS: w/c 17th January 2022
Final interviews:      24th January 2022