Monthly Archives: May 2016

Data Analyst (01316)

Category: Jobs | Department: Medical Schools Council | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 19 Jun 2016 |
The Medical Schools Council is seeking an experienced data analyst to set up the data function within a small and busy team working at the healthcare and higher education interface. Current policy priorities include widening participation, student admissions, equality and inclusion, medical research and assessment. The post holder would have the ability to respond flexibly to changes in the policy environment, to adjust priorities accordingly, and to manage their own workload to tight deadlines.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to set up the data function within the team, and to develop the role. You will be tasked with a ‘hands on’ approach in sourcing data, manipulating large data sets, and identifying and interpreting trends and patterns of information. We will support you with the relevant software packages, training opportunities and career progression. We are looking for someone with vision, initiative and ideas, to help to identify opportunities offered through data and information; to improve processes and ways of data collection, recording and processing; and to enhance the evidence base in the development of national policy in healthcare education and assessments.

The Medical Schools Council is a membership organisation for the 33 publicly funded UK medical schools. The Secretariat provides support for five organisations at the healthcare and higher education interface: the Medical Schools Council (MSC), the Dental Schools Council (DSC), the Pharmacy Schools Council (DSC), the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) and the Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH). The Secretariat also supports three related organisations in assessment: MSC Assessment, MSC Assessment Alliance and MSC Selection Alliance.

The majority of work by the role holder will be to support the Medical Schools Council (including joint work with the General Medical Council on the UK Medical Education Database), MSC Assessment (including the Prescribing Safety Assessment) and MSC Selection Alliance (including work on outreach and widening participation).

Closing on Sunday 19th June 2016 at midnight

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th June 2016

Committee & Policy Assistant (01216)

Category: Jobs | Department: Universities Scotland | Location: Edinburgh | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 12 Jun 2016 |
Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and able individual to fill the role of Committee & Policy Assistant, working in both the Resources & Governance and Research & Innovation teams. The successful candidate will primarily provide administrative and committee clerk / secretariat support to a number of policy committees and will also support the work of Senior Policy Officers by contributing to the analysis and development of policy affecting (i) the resourcing and governance of higher education institutions and (ii) academic research and its dissemination in the wider economy and society. The post holder will also provide secretariat support directly to an external organisation, the Board for Academic Medicine.

Applicants should ideally have relevant experience from work and/or voluntary roles. Experience of committee administrator / secretariat work would be a strong advantage. The post is offered as a full time role, but may suit applicants seeking alternative working patterns, including some reduced hours arrangements such as term-time only, and we would welcome applications on this basis.

The successful candidate will be working in a small team where enthusiasm, initiative and the ability to work with others will be required.

Closing date for applications is midnight, 12 June 2016.

Interviews will be held on 24 June 2016 at the Universities Scotland office in Edinburgh. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare a short assessment exercise ahead of the interview.

Please contact Daniel Wedgwood, Senior Policy Officer, Resources & Governance ( / 0131 225 0719), if you wish to discuss the post in greater detail.

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