Job: Tribunal Services Manager – Hearings at the Health and Care Professions Council

26 June 2017

Tribunal Services Manager – Hearings
Health and Care Professions Council – Tribunal Service, Fitness to Practise
Location: London
Salary: £44,000 per annum (Band C)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st June 2017
Closes: 27th June 2017

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a Tribunal Services Manager – Hearings, this is a replacement role which reports to the Head of Tribunal Services and is responsible for the management and leadership of the Hearings Team within the Tribunal Services function of the Fitness to Practise Directorate.

About You

You must have strong management skills and be able to lead and motivate a team. In particular, you must be able to work autonomously, ensuring that all operational tasks relating to the management of HCPC fitness to practise hearings are completed within defined timescales.

You will be highly organised and able to effectively plan operational resources within a busy team and consistently deliver work of a high quality, often to tight deadlines.

Main Tasks

Be knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the processes, procedures and work of the HCPC and have regard for the relevant legislation regarding Fitness to Practise department responsibilities
Facilitate and lead on the recruitment and training of HCPC fitness to practise panel members
Monitor the workload of the hearings teams, ensuring targets, standards of performance and consistency are achieved
Develop and manage systems to improve processes and procedures operated by the Fitness to Practise Department.

Main Skills required

The proven ability and knowledge to manage, support and lead a team and motivate employees
Ability to present to large audiences and manage stakeholder feedback to the business.
Proven ability to plan and prioritise workloads under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision
Ability to deal with people from all levels and from a diverse range of backgrounds including people who may be vulnerable and deal with these issues sensitively and with tact.

Application Information

Please read the Job Profile and Job Description for more detailed information and important dates relating to this role.
Please apply using the link to our online recruitment portal.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 27 June 2017, at 09:00am. Applications by CV will not be accepted.

For further information please contact the Human Resources department on 0300 5008206.

The HCPC is committed to equality of opportunity and actively guards against unfair discrimination on any grounds.

Please note that this role may bring you into contact with children or vulnerable adults. The HCPC therefore relies, as part of the recruitment process, on self-declaration and on criminal records checks to ensure employees are suitable to take up the position.

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PhD: ‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice: Finance and Medicine’ at the University of Sheffield – Philosophy

19 January 2017

‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice: Finance and Medicine’ is a collaborative research project in applied epistemology and ethics between the University of Gröningen, the University of Sheffield and CUNY Graduate Center, sponsored by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) led by Profs Boudewijn de Bruin (Gröningen) and Miranda Fricker (CUNY Graduate Center/Sheffield).

This PhD studentship commences on 1 September 2017. The successful candidate will spend three years pursuing research for the Sheffield PhD in Philosophy, and they will be expected to visit Gröningen during their second year. They may also visit CUNY Graduate Center in New York, though there is not at present any extra funding for those purposes. After completion of the Sheffield PhD at the end of Year Three, they will spend Year Four in Gröningen pursuing research leading to a second PhD in Philosophy or in Economics from the University of Gröningen.

Supervision will be shared between Profs de Bruin and Fricker, with further supervisory support given by colleagues at Sheffield. Details of the overall project available on request from mfricker [at] gc.cuny.edu

Requirements

The studentship is open to students of any nationality. Normally, candidates should have completed a minimum of two years’ full-time undergraduate study in Philosophy, and have gained a good 2.1 BA Honours Degree (67%) or equivalent (US GPA 3.6). Candidates should have completed a Master’s course (or equivalent) in Philosophy, with a substantial research component, achieving a grade equivalent to 67%. It is desirable that candidates also have some knowledge of Finance or Medicine.

Please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/info/englang for English Language requirements.

Application Process

Candidates should submit an application for the Sheffield PhD via www.sheffield.ac.uk/philosophy/prospectivepostgraduates/applying

using the heading ‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice studentship’.

Applying for a studentship in this project does not preclude applicants from applying for other sources of funding for their PhD.

In their online research proposal (900-1000 words), candidates should make clear how their background and interests make them a suitable candidate for the Towards Professional Epistemic Justice project, and explain the specific lines of enquiry they would wish to pursue within the framework of the project and the branch of it (epistemic justice and finance/ medicine) in which they wish to situate their thesis. Candidates may propose any project they see as broadly fitting these themes. Topics covered might include the structure of virtue and/or vice, virtues of epistemic justice, individual and collective or institutional virtues and vices, procedural remedies for biased outcomes, overcoming implicit bias, self-trust, self-fulfilling testimonial injustice, recognition theory, broader issues of justice and injustice in medicine and/or finance etc.

Candidates must also send an email message to Professor Fricker, mfricker [at] gc.cuny.edu notifying her that an application has been submitted and giving her the application number using ‘Towards Professional Epistemic Justice studentship’ in the subject line.

Interviews (probably by Skype or FaceTime) will be held in March 2017.

For further information, please contact Prof Miranda Fricker (mfricker [at] gc.cuny.edu) and/or Prof Boudewijn de Bruin (b.p.de.bruin [at] rug.nl).

Funding Details

The studentship is funded from 1/9/2107 to 31/7/2021 directly by the University of Gröningen. It pays €28,498 (Year 1), €33,201 (Year 2), €34,778 (Year 3) and €31,245 (Year 4 until 31/7/2021) and are subject to Dutch tax law. These funds are to pay course fees at Sheffield and to provide maintenance.

Location of PhD

University of Sheffield (3 years)

University of Groningen (1 year)