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Applications are invited for the position of Head of the Academic School/ Deputy Director Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School (OUCAGS). Internal applicants only

This is an exciting opportunity to inspire clinical academic careers locally and nationally, and to lead a successful programme into a new phase of development.

The post of Head of the Academic School/ Deputy Director OUCAGS is a dual appointment between NHS England – Workforce, Training and Education (NHSE-WTE) Thames Valley, formerly the Oxford Deanery, and the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University.  The post provides leadership for the Academic School of NHSE-WTE Thames Valley, within the Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School (OUCAGS). The post is offered either to an individual or to any partnership that makes a good case for synergistic working.

 The overall aim of this post is to consolidate and extend the development of the Academic School and to promote clinical academic careers. The postholder will play an important role in ensuring that the NHSE-WTE Thames Valley is a highly desirable location for trainees considering an academic career.  An important contributing factor to achieving this is consolidation of joint working relationships with NHSE-WTE Thames Valley, the Oxford Medical School and research departments across Oxford University.

This rewarding role demands an individual with strong influencing and communication skills, with the ability and desire to work effectively with colleagues both within the NHSE-WTE Thames Valley as well as a wide range of other stakeholders.  The nature of the appointment requires that the post is held by active clinical academics with an enduring interest in the career development of others across the entirety of clinical academic career paths.

The successful candidate(s) will have the drive to champion clinical academia and the enthusiasm and capability to lead a team to ensure the future quality of the clinical academic training programme. If you are able to demonstrate achievements in both a research and management role, coupled with commitment to the development of the next generation of clinical academics, then we should like to hear from you.

The full job description can be downloaded via this job description link

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Chris Pugh

The post is for a 3 year fixed term with the possibility of an extension for a further 2 years. The closing date is Monday 17th July and interviews will be held on Thursday 27th July between 12 and 3 pm in person or online.


If you would like to apply for the position please send your CV and Cover Letter demonstrating how you meet the Person Specification to Deborah Jackson, Support & Development Officer , by the closing date of midnight Monday 17th July 2023.