Scientific Education and Training Manager

Public Health England
Colindale, UK
13 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Purpose / Summary

To have delegated responsibility for the management of the undergraduate placement and staff IBMS certificate of competence portfolio programme within NIS Laboratories Colindale. This is done in conjunction with the Training leads and the Training and Development Manager. To ensure the registration of NIS Laboratories Colindale as IBMS Training Laboratories, in conjunction with Laboratory Training Leads and provide vision, leadership and direction to the delivery of educational and training programmes which are site wide within NIS Laboratories Colindale and for out-reach related activities. To take responsibility in managing the teaching laboratory and performance monitoring of the PHE's assets within the laboratory.

We are looking for

The applicant must be a HCPC registered scientist who is keen to educate, train and develop NIS Laboratories (Colindale) students and staff.

The post holder will

Provide expert advice and knowledge to internal bodies and customers on the education, further education and training of its scientific staff and expert opinion on the role and implementation of education and training for scientific and technical staff. They will devise, plan, develop, pilot and introduce education and training initiatives into NIS Laboratories Colindale and assist in the organisation of training and education meetings for individuals and groups in NIS Laboratories as required.

They will implement education and training programmes for Healthcare Scientist Support Workers, Healthcare Scientists, Biomedical Scientist (BMS) and Clinical Scientist (CS) and other staff as required and ensure the continuation of a tutorial programme for undergraduate placement students and laboratory staff completing the IBMS Portfolio of Competence following approved training courses and monitor the success of undergraduate placements against training objectives. They will also maintain up-to-date resources for education and training and a collection of learning aids and participate in the teaching of microbiology training sessions as appropriate.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Chris Gallimore ( Email address removed )

Option 3 - External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Appointment to this post is on PHE terms and conditions of service. Only previous continuous service in the Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes.

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