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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£32,348 - £35,333 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Summary

Robert Gordon University is proud to be an innovative, inclusive, impactful and professionally focused university, with a track record of established success in learning and teaching.

Bringing experience of co-ordinating and leading on projects to deliver successful outcomes and possessing strong networking skills, you will be responsible for project managing the development of a Roadmap to support the coherent provision of the region’s simulation infrastructure to meet current and future health and social care workforce needs. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of a high profile project.

The post is fixed-term for 12 months and is also available as a secondment opportunity for RGU staff, internal applicants should discuss this opportunity with their line manager to ensure they have their support in advance of applying.

Although advertised as full time, this post would suit and support part time working and or other flexible working patterns.  Please advise of your preference in your cover letter.

In keeping with RGU's commitment to work/life balance you will have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week and also benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days annual leave (including statutory days and pro rata for part time) an onsite nursery and sports centre, as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role against the requirements in the person specification.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice Principal Academic Development and Student Experience

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To project manage a regional Pathfinder project in the North East of Scotland which is supporting the coherent planning and provision of health and social care simulation infrastructure across the region. Through this work, the project aims to attract more people into health and social care roles and meet the professional development needs of the workforce.

This project is part of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Regional Pathfinders which have been established to enhance collaboration on education and skills among regional partners.

The project officer will work with education, health and social care stakeholders to map existing simulation infrastructure in the region – equipment, facilities and people – in order to identify and address simulation gaps, and to anticipate future demand. The post-holder will be responsible for developing a Simulation Roadmap for the region.


• Proactively identify and develop key relationships with key regional stakeholders from across the region’s health, social care and education providers and related organisations

• Develop and implement a project plan in conjunction with project steering group and operationalise this appropriately.

• Liaising with regional stakeholders, to review and help identify and map: current simulation provision; simulation duplication; and gaps in simulation infrastructure to meet current and future health and social care demands

• Develop a simulation roadmap for the region to maximise and make most effective use of simulation facilities and resources.

• To link and co-ordinate with other related developments and projects in the region and Scotland to ensure that the work conducted in the North East is networked appropriately.

• Provide secretariat support to the project and the steering group, including preparing reports for steering group meetings, regional pathfinder meetings, and for project oversight bodies, including the Scottish Funding Council and for other organisations as appropriate.

• Undertake any required research to ensure that all required data/information is available to help inform decision making and key priorities of the project.

• Prepare information and/or reports for any RGU committees and meetings of other organisations as appropriate.


Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

• First degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent experience

Knowledge and skills

• Proven ability of succinct report writing and presentation compilation and delivery that enables decision making

• Proficiency in digital packages such as Microsoft Excel, Teams and Outlook


• Experience of healthcare, healthcare education or clinical simulation

• Experience of developing performance measures which can be used to monitor and report on the impact of own work and that of others.

• Experience of co-ordinating projects, ensuring these are delivered on time.

• Experience of working across organisations to deliver a service or product.



Knowledge and skills

• Good working knowledge of higher education in Scotland and/or the UK.

• Awareness of digital packages and good working

• An understanding of approaches to institutional planning processes and evaluating institutional performance

• Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.

• Accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to work effectively on their own and as part of a small team



Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards

Behaviour 3: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 4: Team Work and Motivation - Experience of being a team leader, agreeing clear team objectives and organising and delegating tasks according to individual abilities

Behaviour 5: Planning and Organising Resources - Experience of planning, prioritising and organising the work of yourself and others (within own area) on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, whilst ensuring the effective use of resources