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Educational Programmes Manager

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St Helens, North West, UK
Full time
Depending on experience

A rare opportunity to join a dynamic, fast growing, multi award winning developer of surgical training technologies. Inovus Medical is on a mission to become the world’s partner for surgical training. By improving access to affordable and highly functional simulation technology, the company is driving a paradigm shift in the way we train surgeons, placing simulation at the centre of training pathways, helping train more surgeons and improve surgical care globally. 

Role Mission: 

The mission of the Educational Programmes Manager is to spearhead the development and execution of Inovus Medical’s innovative Embedded Skills Programme, aimed at equipping 16-18-year-olds with practically applicable skills through direct mentorship with staff members. Additionally, the manager will oversee the organization and delivery of high-quality surgical training events at the company’s headquarters. This role is pivotal in bridging the skills gap within the Life Sciences sector, fostering talent from underrepresented communities, and establishing a sustainable framework for skills development that can be replicated across the Liverpool City Region, ultimately contributing to the company's growth and the region’s economic advancement. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement the Embedded Skills Programme content and structure in alignment with the business case.
  • Lead on all stakeholder engagement for the programme.
  • Develop and manage the project management process and reporting dashboard including managing budgets and leading on project reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Complete a mapping exercise of secondary and tertiary education providers across the LCR.
  • Complete a GAP analysis on skills development with secondary education providers.
  • Develop templates, resources and protocols for programme delivery (includes surveys, feedback forms, learning journals etc).
  • Lead on the appointment of an EDI lead and subsequent development and management of EDI metrics and an EDI dashboard.
  • Develop and lead on implementing safeguarding protocols.
  • Oversee recruitment, onboarding, and continuous support of programme participants. Includes leading in reach to secondary education providers.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress and outcomes of the programme, ensuring it meets established goals.
  • Develop an ‘embedded skills development framework’ and introduce this to other host businesses across the LCR.
  • Line management of the Educational Programmes Coordinator to include weekly, monthly and quarterly management meetings.
  • Develop and manage quarterly KPIs for the Educational Programmes Coordinator.
  • Promote the skills programme to potential host businesses for wider roll out across the LCR.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute surgical training events at the company headquarters to align with the ‘simulation centre business plan’. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the surgical training events meet educational standards and objectives.
  • Manage event logistics, including scheduling, resource allocation, and participant registration for the series of surgical training events. 


Minimum Education/ Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Healthcare Management, or a related field (Real world experience accepted as an alternative)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing educational programmes or events, preferably at the secondary education level and community based education.
  • Proven experience in budget management and financial oversight.
  • Experience with safeguarding of young persons is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management role with a at least 2 direct reports.
  • Proven track record of successful project management, ideally with evidence of project management software experience.
  • Highly organised self-starter.
  • Proven ability of effective written and verbal communication and listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively communicate and project themself
  • Ability to effectively work on and manage many priorities at one time.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook) 
  • Has an approachable manner that encourages interaction with others
  • Highly driven with a strong motivation to succeed
  • Fluency and clarity in written & spoken English

Additional Information:

Inovus Medical is a fast growing, dynamic company run by two young and energetic co-founders. The company is constantly developing and launching new products that help improve access to high quality medical simulation and training at affordable prices. 


The Embedded Skills Development Programme is driven by the vision and commitment of Inovus’ co-founders to foster opportunities for young people in the Liverpool City Region. Recognizing the region's immense potential and the pressing need to address the skills gap in the Life Sciences sector, the co-founders are passionate about creating pathways for local youth to acquire practical, industry-relevant skills. By embedding students within the company, Inovus Medical not only enhances their future employability but also nurtures a new generation of skilled professionals who can contribute to the region's economic growth and innovation landscape. This programme reflects the co-founders' dedication to social impact and community development, ensuring that talent from underrepresented communities has access to valuable educational and career opportunities.


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If you think you would be a great fit for Inovus and our opportunity aligns with your career aspirations then we would love to hear from you. In order to apply for this role please complete the application form, ensuring to upload your resume when prompted. Please give us a day or so to review your documents, following which we will be in touch.