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Education, Policy and Standards Manager (HEO)


  • Dublin
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  • Updated 08/11/2017
  • HR Dept
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Education, Policy and Standards Manager (HEO)


The current vacancy is for an Education Policy and Standards Manager at Higher Executive Officer level. Reporting to the Head of Education the successful candidate will be a member of the CORU executive with responsibility for overseeing and managing the development and implementation of policy and standards in relation to the education and training, and continuing professional development, of the health and social care professions regulated by CORU.


This person will:

• Lead the development and management of the education and training, and continuing professional development, policy and standards team within the CORU executive

• Lead and manage education and training, and continuing professional development, research and policy development in line with CORU’s strategic objectives and legislative requirements

• Review and update current policy in these areas to ensure compliance with CORU’s strategic objectives and legislative requirements

• Manage the development and ongoing review of the standards of education and training for entry to the register and the requirements for education and training programmes

• Facilitate Registration Boards with the adoption of these standards and requirements

• Facilitate Registration Boards with the adoption of relevant policy and guidelines, and facilitate the Boards to make consistent decisions in relation to education policy and standards

• Consult appropriately with relevant internal departments in the development of policies and standards developed by the Education Team

• Research, prepare and present comprehensive reports and briefing papers to the Council, Education Committee and Registration Boards in relation to the designated professions, professional regulation, education policy and other topics as relevant to the work of the Education Unit

• Support the Registration Boards to meet their legislative requirement in relation to providing support and guidance regarding continuing professional development

• Lead a team in the design and roll out of appropriate systems to monitor engagement with CPD

• Develop and implement appropriate systems for evaluating the effect and impact of any CPD model implemented by CORU and ensure processes are reviewed, improved and updated regularly

• Lead and manage stakeholder consultations in relation to education and training, and continuing professional development, policy and standards development and review

• Working collaboratively as part of the Operational Management Team, participating in the overall organisational development and management capacity within CORU and ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance and personal conduct

• Promote the Council’s vision, mission and values through actions, training, communications and leading by example

• Performing any function that may be assigned by the Head of Education or the CEO / Registrar


Role requirements:

Qualifications and experience

The successful candidate must have:

• A strong academic record with a degree at minimum Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications

• Management experience, including people management

• Experience of conducting research, preferably in the area of education and training and continuing professional development

• Policy and standards development and evaluation experience

• Proven track record of delivering outputs to a very high standard

• Experience of working with boards, or management groups, or committees

• Knowledge of the health and social care sector in Ireland

• Knowledge of national and international public policy and standards relating to health and social care education and training and continuing professional development

• Knowledge of professional regulation


Essential Skills

The successful candidate must possess:


• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and trust with many different stakeholders

• Exceptional communication and presentation skills

• Ability to communicate complex material to a general and professional audience in writing and in person

• Proven persuasion and influencing skills

• Excellent analysis and decision making skills

• Considerable conceptual and critical analysis skills, with the ability to quickly grasp complex issues

• Effective judgment and initiative, decision making, and problem solving skills

• The ability to work on own initiative as well as on project teams

• Excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively and manage a significant workload

• Excellent attention to detail and a track record of delivering on targets and objectives

• Excellent writing skills, including complex report writing and writing for publication

• The ability to cope with competing demands without a diminution in performance


This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position; it is subject to regular review and amendment as necessary.



Civil Service Higher Executive Officer scale €47,081 to €59,294 (7 point scale & 2 long service increments).


Please Note: Entry will be at the minimum point of the scale and the rate of remuneration will not be subject to negotiation and may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Subject to satisfactory performance increments may be payable in line with current Government Policy.


Candidates should note that different pay and conditions may apply if, immediately prior to appointment, the appointee is a serving civil or public servant.


Annual leave entitlement for this position is 29 days and CORU operates a flexi-time policy where you have the opportunity to gain 13 days additional leave days per annum.


City Centre, Dublin 2 (Moving to Smithfield in December)

How to Apply

Interested applicants should follow the link, where a full job spec and application form are available. Please submit a completed application by 17th November at 5pm

Ref: Education, Policy and Standards Manager (HEO)
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