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Medical School Liaison Lead, Medical Licensing Assessment Programme

When it goes live in 2022, the Medical Licensing Assessment will help the General Medical Council to make sure that doctors joining the register can meet a common threshold for safe practice. It represents a unique opportunity for your career, too.

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met.

Your role will be centred on the Medical Licensing Assessment – initially looking at current practice within medical schools and their readiness to implement the MLA. You’ll use this analysis to help implement the MLA with schools and establish processes and systems that monitor both progress and adherence. This is your chance to focus on assessment practice in medical schools right across the UK.

You’ll work with colleagues to manage a complex and unique programme of technical and strategic engagement with schools and other delivery partners. From collecting information, to sharing stakeholders’ views and practice, you’ll see that delivery partners are well-informed about practical development and implementation, and ensure mutually supportive interaction with our regional teams, projects and initiatives. A collaborative approach will be essential throughout, and particularly at these early stages.

You’ll need to be a gifted influencer who’s at ease in networking and forging relationships with key stakeholders. A self-starter, you’ll comfortably win over medical school colleagues and juggle an ever-changing workload.

You should bring us experience of complex projects and policy implementation in an organisational context, and an ability to quickly grasp the undergraduate medic al education sector and the assessment principles underlying the MLA.

Together with knowledge of policy and project management techniques, you’ll have experience of leading the delivery of operational processes in line with statutory and procedural frameworks.

You’ll be able to identify when and where colleagues and stakeholders need guidance, and build rapport with a range of contacts at different levels. Your organisational skills and talent for managing the work of staff who are working remotely will be important, and you’ll be adept at dealing with necessary complexity and ambiguity.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Whilst you will be home based, the role will initially include extensive UK-wide travel We offer an attractive salary and benefits package. 

The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750)


Education and Standards
£55,753 to £76,365 with an exceptional maximum of £86,215.
Employment status
Closing date
Monday 26 February 2018 at midnight, late applications will not be accepted
Assessment date
To be confirmed
Job reference
GMC staff