Chief Examination Officer (Medical) National postition across the UK

Invitation for applicants to the position of Chief Examination Officer (Medical)

The College of Paramedics Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Chief Examination Officer (Medical).  The Chief Examination Officer (Medical) is a position within the College Faculty.  The primary role of the Chief Examination Officer (Medical) in collaboration with the Chief Examination Officer (Non-Medical), is to provide the College assurance that the competence assessment for allied health and non-medical professionals working in either primary, urgent, or emergency care is a fair test of enhanced competence.

The post holder will work with the Examinations Manager, Chief Examination Officer (Non-Medical), Examiners, educationalists, and analysts, to develop the curriculum. The latter will form the foundation for obtaining the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) accreditation of the exam.

This is a unique opportunity to assist in the transition of an established competence assessment exam from a large NHS Ambulance Trust, into the College of Paramedics. This exam is seen as an integral part of the development of the allied health and non-medical professions workforce in the UK, to provide assurance that the enhanced clinical care practice of the aforementioned practitioners working in either primary, urgent, or emergency care, is safe and effective.

The Chief Examination Officer (Medical) will require some travel in the UK.

A fee of £10,000 per annum will be payable.  Applicants should have previous assessment experience, the ability to think strategically and to develop and present plans clearly, and be a GP and/or Medical Trainer.

A job description and person specification is available on request to Penny Jones, Head of Administrative Services on 01278 420014 or  Appointments can also be made for an informal discussion with the Chief Executive by telephone where interested individuals would like to discuss the position further.


Applications should be made in writing including a curriculum vitae and a written submission of not more than 500 words stating an applicant's case demonstrating evidence of how they meet the job descriptor and the person specification.

Applications should be addressed to the Head of Administrative Services at the College of Paramedics and emailed to and should be received by no later than 17.00 hours on Thursday 31st August 2017. Applicants should note that interviews dates are set for 25th / 26th September 2017 for successful shortlisted candidates.

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