Medical Educator & Operations Manager @ theMSAG

  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationGreater London
  • SectorMedical Education
  • LocationRemote
  • SeniorityManagerial
  • RoleMedical Educator

This role is perfect for a doctor looking for an alternative career outside of clinical medicine. 

 

Within the first six months, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the business. Specifically, you will take on many roles, including: 

  • Teaching medical school interview courses 
  • Conducting mock medical school interviews for students 
  • Planning the operations of weekend courses 
  • Coordinating 30+ doctors and students who teach at our courses 
  • Directly communicating with students and parents about their medical school preparation
  • Managing key school accounts throughout the UK and abroad (Educational institutions)
  • Following up on students’ progress and improving their preparation plans
  • Contributing to the development of new digital products (such as e-courses) for exam prep or e-learning for interview prep 
  • Participating in the business development strategy and positioning of the company 

 

We are looking for someone who is: 

  1. Driven by a dynamic start-up environment 
  2. Passionate about teaching and bettering teaching material 
  3. Empathetic towards the challenges of achieving career aspirations in students. We help students and parents through difficult times. 
  4. Enthusiastic about our vision, with a “can-do” attitude. A good leader will be committed to their goals, also expressed through optimism and positive energy. 

The role is offered as an initial six-month contract, with a plan to extend into a long term leadership role within the company for the right candidate. 

The role offered after six months will depend on the candidate’s preference and skills. There are openings in operations, customer journey, strategy, business development, partnerships with schools as well as several special projects related to new product development or widening access. 

 

Skills we are looking for

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. 
  • Passion and ability to teach 
  • Comfortable with technology, primarily GSuite and MS Excel, intermediate or higher level. However, what is most important is that the applicant has an aptitude for learning new apps quickly. 
  • Enjoys creating efficiencies using technology. 
  • Project management skills – Having the ability to handle large amounts of data, perform research, and work in an organised way. Managing teams of teachers and many students in a personal yet efficient manner is the desired outcome. 
  • Creative thinker – At theMSAG, we launch a new product or solution every other month. An inquisitive, curious and entrepreneurial nature is essential. 

 

About theMSAG 

We are a team of doctors, dentists and medical students who guide applicants with their medical and dental school applications. In 2019, theMSAG was a finalist for over ten different awards, winning the PIEoneer award for Digital Innovation.

We are also proud to be a finalist for the SME National Awards 2020 in the “Service Excellence” category, which recognises the outstanding support we offer to schools & students. 

 

Our Proposition 

Compensation

We offer an attractive compensation package, with a salary equivalent to a full-time role as a qualified doctor in the NHS but without the night shifts! We have an evaluation system in place to ensure fairness and timely progression for all team members. After six months, you may be invited to join the incentive plan for further financial compensation. 

 

Benefit

All contracts include some out of hours work to teach courses in the evening and at the weekends. We offer a lot of flexibility to work around your personal life. When teaching out of hours, you will be able to take the days off in lieu. 

For the immediate future, we are working from home, and thus the role will start as a remote position. However, once it is possible to return to the office, the role will be based in central London. 

 

Career

We give each team member the chance to progress and develop themselves. Every fortnight, you can use two hours of work time for training purposes on pre-agreed skills that you feel would be helpful to your career development. There is also a strong encouragement to be involved in many parts of the business which offers excellent opportunities for training. 

We also provide regular feedback and mentorship from the leadership of the company to support your personal development and career progression.

We are looking for long term partners in the business. As such, for the right candidates, we will offer opportunities for a variety of managerial and director roles in the next 12-24 months. 

Work Environment/Work Culture

Like every company in existence, we value efficiency, adhering to deadlines and completing goals. Unlike many companies, however, we will not do so at the cost of our employees’ mental health. We foster a competent, warm and friendly work environment which offers a blend of teamwork and independence, fuelled by communication. 

A start-up can be a challenging and fast-paced work environment: sometimes, an idea we have in the morning is live on the website and communicated to clients by lunchtime! Being part of this team means you will get your hands on a wide variety of projects and tasks – but even if you find yourself working alone, it is critical that everything is communicated with the rest of the team.

There is always someone willing to lend a hand should you feel overwhelmed – and your colleagues will be other doctors, dentists and non-medical professionals with a strong entrepreneurial drive and who appreciate the start-up environment 

Some days can be busy and long, but we make sure to allow time off and further flexibility at quieter times. It is an enriching working environment where you will see the outcome and impact of your work daily on students, their parents and the company’s achievements. 

We are a team that believes passionately in our core values. We promote equality within our team: from hiring to brainstorming, every opinion counts. We promote equality in medicine for our clients: always finding new ways to widen access and overcome social, economic and geographic barriers. We have many corporate social responsibility initiatives, including a free online interview course, scholarships for our courses, free or sponsored teaching in state schools – with new ideas being launched all the time.

Our founder, Dr Dibah Jiva, actually spends a lot of time giving free consulting sessions to students in difficult situations. 

The team frequently collaborates with each other, sharing our tasks, challenges and accomplishments – both personal and professional! We try to be as supportive as possible, and everyone will help you with any tasks, regardless of their role and schedule. Plus we enjoy social events frequently, including games like darts when in the office and online games when we work from home. 

Our Hiring Process 

If you have a passion for teaching & business and are looking for a career change, we would love to hear from you.

As we are growing fast, we may hire more than one person for the role. If you have a specific business interest, please let us know in the cover letter.

Deadline for applications is 20th November 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day. The assessment day will last 4 to 5 hours and will be online. It will consist of a mix of teaching tasks, role plays, business cases and interviews. Shortlisted candidates will be sent detailed information for preparation before the assessment day. During the assessment day, we want to get to know you and give you a chance to get to know us, but don’t worry, there won’t be much preparation needed ahead of time. We encourage you to be yourself and to come with an open mind. 

Expected start date – mid to late November- this is flexible and may change depending on the candidates’ preferences.

How to Apply or Express your Interest?

Apply by clicking on the button below or alternatively emailing jobs@themsag.com with your CV and cover letter.

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