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REF. NO.: G6/NYL/308/10-HH


  1. Explanatory notes, including application procedure
  2. Further particulars, including:
           a. information about the King‟s College London
           b. job description and person specification
           c. summary of the terms and conditions of service
  3. Application form
  4. Equal opportunities monitoring form
EXPLANATORY NOTES – please read carefully before completing the application form

Thank you for your enquiry regarding a post at King‟s College London. Enclosed is an
application form and a set of further particulars for this post. These comprise: a job
description and person specification; general information about the College, School and
Department, as well as the main terms and conditions of the post.

Application procedure

Should you wish to apply for this position, please send a completed application form
(You may include a CV as well, but not in place of the application form)

to email:

Applications should be made electronically in Word or PDF format. Please include a
completed Equal Opportunities form with your application (available on our website:

Please ensure you quote reference number G6/NYL/308/10-HH on all correspondence.

Informal enquiries should be made to Mr Bill Sharpling, Director LonDEC at or 020 7848 4570.

Closing date: 31st August 2010

Please advise your referees that they may be contacted and asked to provide a reference at
short notice.
Equal opportunities

King‟s College London is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in
all areas of its work. In order to achieve this aim, the College will seek to:

      ensure that prospective and current students, job applicants and members of staff
       are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without any
       unjustified discrimination on grounds of age, sex, disability, family circumstances,
       race, colour, nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin, social and economic status,
       religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status or other irrelevant distinction;
      promote good relations between individuals from different groups;
      recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within both its current and
       potential staff and student body;
      foster a culture based on trust and mutual respect;
      undertake a programme of action to make equality policies effective;
      monitor progress towards achieving equality of opportunity on a regular basis;
      communicate to staff, students, associates and others the promotion of equal
       opportunities and College procedures to sustain it.

Applicants with disabilities

King‟s College London is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We
therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the
duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact the
Human Resources Advisor responsible for the administration of the post.

Travel expenses

The College normally reimburses reasonable travel costs to and from interview within the
United Kingdom. Reasonable travel costs include travelling by second class rail,
underground and bus.

Regrettably, only limited contribution to travel costs for applicants from outside the UK may
be available. Please contact the Human Resource Services Department before making your


We very much regret that due to limited resources and the large number of applications we
currently receive, we are only able to inform short listed candidates of the outcome of their

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you
have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would like to assure you, however, that every
application we receive is considered in detail and a shortlist only drawn up after careful
reference to a detailed person specification.

If therefore, your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and
will still apply for other suitable vacancies at King‟s College London as and when they are

Thank you for your interest in King‟s College London.

The College

King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher Education
2009) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of
London, King's has nearly 23,000 students (of whom more than 8,600 are graduate
students) from nearly 140 countries, and some 5,500 employees. King's is in the second
phase of a £1 billion redevelopment programme which is transforming its estate.

King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge
research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23
departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic
staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus
be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research
earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.

There are nine Schools of Study:
    Arts & Humanities
    Biomedical & Health Sciences
    Dental Institute
    Institute of Psychiatry
    Law
    Medicine
    Nursing & Midwifery
    Physical Sciences & Engineering
    Social Science & Public Policy

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences
(including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine and dentistry) and
social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the
advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and
research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the
largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has
more Medical Research Council Centres.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South
London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's
Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global
collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of
London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and
comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:
King’s College London Dental Institute

The College‟s Dental Institute, based at Guy‟s, King‟s College and St Thomas‟ hospitals, is
the largest university dental hospital in the UK. Based on the most recent top scoring
research (5*) and teaching quality (24/24) assessments, the Institute seeks to strengthen its
position as the outstanding national and world-class centre of excellence for research,
teaching and training. Further details of the Institute may be found on its website:

In making new appointments to its exceptional academic staff the Dental Institute seeks to
attract and appoint outstanding individuals capable of making important, new contributions to
the Institute, maintaining its considerable momentum at the cutting edge of oral health
sciences. The Institute is forward-looking and dynamic with many state-of-the-art facilities in
which to pursue ground-breaking research and developments in the education of the dental
team. The immediate goal of the Institute is to excel amongst the world‟s top five centres for
dental education and research.

London Dental Education Centre – LonDEC

LonDEC provides post qualification training and education to dental health professionals;
The Centre is also be available for hire as a high specification venue for hands-on training

LonDEC comprises a Dental Skills Room equipped with 27 work stations, endodontic
operating microscopes, dedicated lecture theatre and seminar rooms, medical emergency
training in a dental surgery environment and decontamination simulation and infection
control training facilities. As the demand for dental training is not limited to the general dental

LonDEC also serves the needs of Dental Care Professionals including dental nurses,
technicians, therapists, hygienists, orthodontic therapists and clinical dental technicians. The
resources will also be of use in the provision of periods of intensive, hands-on instruction in
the Dental Institute‟s flexible learning Master‟s degree programmes, courses for overseas
dentists studying to take the General Dental Council‟s Overseas Registration Examination
and for dentists returning to the profession after career breaks.

For additional information, please see:

The Post

The Simulation Suite Technician and Training Co-ordinator will be principally involved in the
training within the dental surgery and infection control suites. They will work alongside all other
staff members of LonDEC to contribute to the success of the facility.

Post Title:                Simulation Suite Technician and Training Co-ordinator
                           LonDEC – London Dental Education Centre

Grade:                     Grade 6

Responsible to:            Director, LonDEC

Responsible for:           Day to day running of the LonDEC Simulation Suite


     The postholder will be responsible for organising, preparing and co-ordinating the
      use of the 5 rooms within the Simulation and Infection Control Training Centre area
      of LonDEC.

     They will contribute to the design of teaching programmes and teaching of the latest
      medical emergency procedures and decontamination and infection control
      procedures to users of the facility.

     They will be an expert user of LonDEC‟s state-of-the-art equipment which includes
      iSTAN/METi medical emergency mannequin as well as other I.T.,decontamination,
      infection control and dental sterilisation equipment


Key Objectives:
     To contribute to the ongoing design, development and delivery of curriculum relevant
      to the latest protocols for medical emergency and infection control training within a
      dental environment. The curriculum and teaching delivered will be applicable to all
      members of the dental team as part of their obligation to undergo Continuing
      Professional development.
     To promote awareness of LonDEC and encourage external agencies and individuals
      to use the facility to generate income.

Communication & Networking:
     The post holder will be need to be an effective communicator to users of the Centre
      who will have varied levels of understanding of the subject matter being delivered.
      Communication will be verbally and written and there will be the need to understand
      and explain complex medical and dental scenarios.
     They will need to be able to comprehend detailed specialist and technical
     The role will liaise closely with the users (customers) of the facility as well as being
      expected to establish and maintain relationships with relevant external bodies and
      other training providers (the Simulation Technology Enhanced-Learning Initiative -
      SteLI for example) to ensure they maintain current teaching practises.
     The post holder will be expected to negotiate with specialist equipment suppliers to
      obtain purchasing discounts and warranty support packages for new equipment
     The post holder will need to communicate with dental (medical and surgical)
      clinicians and dental care professional staff, at senior staff/consultant level, both
      inside and outside the Institute to gain a clear understanding of course requirements.
      They will need to understand the provision and set-up of specialist equipment,
      identification and purchase of specialist materials and equipment hire/loan as
     They will be expected to promote and develop the use of LonDEC facilities and
      represent its interests at meetings.

Decision Making, Planning and Problem Solving:
     The post holder will be expected to manage their own workload and should have
      effective planning and prioritisation skills. They will provide direction to users of the
      facility to ensure they are also using the facility in the most effective manner. The 2
      facets of the centre (medical emergency training and infection control training) will
      often be running concurrently and therefore the post-holder will need to co-ordinate
      the 2 groups of users.
     They will prepare for use the medical emergency training surgery and the infection
      control training room as well as the meeting/de-brief rooms and control room.
     They will need to be work with the LonDEC facility manager to carry out fault finding
      as necessary and they will plan, oversee and carry out some of the routine
      maintenance on the highly specialised equipment.
     LonDEC will be taking bookings for users many months in advance and often in
      excess of 1 year ahead, the post holder will be expected to plan and prioritise
     They will be expected to work autonomously and make decisions regarding the
      effective running of the facility.

Service Delivery:
     The post holder will contribute to the design and improvement of the training
      programme that takes place within the facility and will therefore have responsibility
      for managing and defining the standards of service provided to the users.
     The standards of training that will need to be met will be dictated by national
      guidelines provided by the General Dental Council or other government bodies that
      have responsibility for outlining training standards. T
     The post holder will need to ensure that all training taking place within the facility is
      delivered to these standards, as a minimum.
     They will routinely prepare the training area and all appropriate specialist equipment
      for surgical, medical and dental course training and ensure all consumable stock
      levels and equipment spare parts are correctly maintained.
     They should implement opportunities to develop educational services in line with
      „customer‟ needs, which maximise the use of existing resources.
Analysis & Research:
     As part of an educational establishment there may be opportunity to be involved in
      relevant research, in a supportive role.
     The post holder will be expected to research and evaluate highly specialised dental,
      medical, surgical, I.T and AV equipment for use in the area before purchase.

Team Work, Teaching & Learning Support:
     The post holder will be an integral part of the team working within LonDEC
     They should continually strive to be a subject matter expert and will need to be an
      effective teacher of this subject matter to members of the dental team.
     They will provide demonstrations of the technical and specialist equipment within the
      facility and will be running training courses on a day-to-day basis. These
      demonstrations will be to those being trained and also to inexperienced users of the
      equipment who will be hiring the facility to deliver education.
     They will participate in training courses to demonstrate specialist equipment within
      the Centre.
     The post holder will be expected to organise, as directed, and participate in the
      production of teaching models and course models for LonDEC user programmes.

Sensory/Physical Demands & Work Environment:
     The post holder will spend protracted periods of time operating computer software
      that controls the mannequin. This will be to deliver the training to users and will also
      be to develop training packages.
     They will be responsible for the equipment within the facility, which has a value of in
      excess of £150,000 and should put in place a maintenance, servicing and repair
      plan to ensure the good working order of this equipment.
     They will be expected to maintain familiarity with all technical standards applicable to
      the post with particular regard to statutory requirements, policies and regulations for
      the safe operation of equipment, safe working methods, hazardous procedures and
      Personal Protective Equipment.
     The post holder will be expected to work alongside the IT/AV & Facilities Manager to
      assess and produce any required Risk, Manual Handling and COSHH assessments.
     They will need to move heavy items of equipment such as sterilisers and autoclaves
      as well as the mannequin.

Pastoral Care:
     King‟s College London students as well as external visitors will be users of the
      facility. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate confidentiality when dealing
      with any welfare issues or queries and should follow College procedures for dealing
      with confidentiality.

Knowledge & Experience:
     The post holder should have an understanding of dental education and training and
      a dental related qualification as well as experience in teaching/education.
     As part of the role they will need to be able to organise, as directed, and participate
      in the production of dental teaching models and course models for LonDEC user
      They should have experience of working in a customer-focused environment with an
       understating of commercial matters.
      They will need to understand, implement and teach to the standards and guidelines
       set out in the latest Medical Emergency and Infection Control training policies as
       detailed by relevant government and dental agencies.
      The post holder will need to have a good understanding of information technology
       and should be familiar with commonly used computer software packages. They will
       be expected to contribute to the development of the LonDEC website and update
       information on the website to ensure courses and training programmes advertised
       are up-to-date and accurate.


  1. Travel to external venues to:
            Set-up training courses and specialist/AV equipment
            Plan and negotiate meeting/course arrangements with venue staff
            Represent LonDEC and promote future events and training facilities

  2. Undertake flexible working hours and any planned evening and weekend overtime as
     required by the demands of the training programme.

Specific Additional Responsibilities:

Deputise for other LonDEC staff as appropriate and provide support for LonDEC organised
events both inside the Dental Institute and at external venues.

Intended Organisational Chart:

                                Dean of the Dental Institute

                                       Director, LonDEC

           IT/AV & Facilities Manager                 Simulation Suite Technician
                                                        & Training Co-ordinator

                                     Conference Organiser

                                       Centre Attendant
Special Requirements:
      The post holder will be required to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs
       of the role.
      Information of a confidential nature must be kept strictly confidential and should never
       be disclosed either inside or outside work. It should be noted that breach of
       confidentiality is a serious offence which may lead to dismissal.
      This appointment is subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered
       this post you will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your
       contract of employment. When the Occupational Health Department have evaluated
       your questionnaire and declared that you are fit for appointment, your appointment
       will be formally confirmed.


All staff are expected to adhere to King‟s policies and procedures, and:
      positively support equality of opportunity and equity of treatment to colleagues and
       students in accordance with the College Equal Opportunities Policy
      help to maintain a safe working environment by:
      attending training in basic and specialist health and safety requirements as necessary,
       both on appointment and as changes in duties and techniques demand.
      follow local codes of safe working practices and the College Health and Safety
      undertake such other duties within the scope of the post as may be requested by their
       head of department.

Date: June 2010.

Please note:

This job description reflects the core activities of the role and as the College and the post-
holder develop there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that
the post-holder recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to
participate in training.

If changes to the job become significant, the job description should be reviewed formally by
the post-holder and line manger. The Human Resources department should then be
consulted as to the implications of the proposed changes.

           Simulation Suite Technician & Training Co-ordinator - LonDEC

CRITERIA                                                              E   D   HOW ASSESSED
                                                                      S   E
                                                                      S   S
                                                                      E   I   AF = Application
                                                                      N   R   Form
                                                                      T   A
                                                                      I   B   I = Interview
                                                                      A   L
                                                                      L   E   P = Practical Test

Dental clinical or dental technical qualification (such as BDS or
Diploma/BSc in Dental Technology/Clinical Dental                             AF
Technology/Hyg/Therapy) or equivalent.

Information and Computer Technology Competency                               AF

Management training (Cert/Diploma Mgmt Studies or equivalent)                AF

Evidence of significant continuous professional and personal
                                                                             AF

Working in an academic/health related environment with
understanding, and experience of teaching and education in                   AF/I

High degree of IT knowledge and experience                                   AF/I

Experience of negotiating support contracts and resolving
                                                                             AF/I
complex technical problems with specialist equipment suppliers

Experience of working with and maintaining of dental clinical and
                                                                             AF/I
technical equipment
Experience of training staff at all levels in the use of specialist
                                                                             AF/I

Experience of setting up and fault finding a broad range of
                                                                             AF/I/T
specialist dental, AV & I.T. equipment
Experience of managing Health & Safety issues including
preparing Risk & COSHH assessments. Experience of statutory                  AF/I
requirements such IRR 2000
Knowledge and experience of management issues including
                                                                             AF/I
inventory and budgetary control

Experience of producing training resources including; digital
photographs, operating guides, Power-point presentations, video              AF/I/T
and DVD production and editing
Ability to take responsibility for all management aspects of the
                                                                               AF/I
Simulation Suite Training Facilities.
Ability to work with autonomy and decision make - able to defend
                                                                               AF/I
his/her decisions and actions to anyone
Excellent communicator, both verbally and written - able to
communicate with colleagues and other professionals at the                     AF/I
highest level on very complex subjects
Ability to plan, organise and prioritise conflicting work tasks                AF/I

Ability to react and be resourcefully at short notice in pressurised
                                                                               AF/I

Ability to organise groups and course schedules                                AF/I

The aptitude to research and assimilate new subjects and
                                                                               AF/I
complex information.
Ability to work to an exacting standard in the setting up,
maintenance, calibration and fault finding of highly complex and
                                                                               AF/I
specialised dental, medical and surgical equipment such as that
found within the simulation suite.

Ability to teach and train other dental professional and clinical
                                                                               AF/I
staff in the use of the centre‟s highly specialist dental equipment

A naturally empathetic and supportive team player that is firm and

Presents a highly professional image and attitude with everyone
                                                                               AF/I
both within the College and at external conference venues
Excellent IT Skills (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Digital
                                                                               AF/I
Imaging) to produce educational training support material

Ability to work flexibly and long hours at short notice to facilitate
                                                                               AF/I
LonDEC‟s Post Graduate Education Programme
Highly motivated and ability to work well as an individual and
                                                                               AF/I
team member

Passed fit by Occupational Health Department                                   AF/I

This appointment is made under the King‟s College London Terms and Conditions of Service
for Non-Academic staff. A copy of which is available from Human Resources on request.

Period of appointment                  1 year fixed term with the possibility of extension

Probation                              6 months

Salary                                 £30,747- £36,715 per annum, plus £2,323 London
                                       allowance per annum

Annual leave                           27 days

Staff are entitled to four additional closure days. Notification as to how these days are taken is
circulated at the start of the academic year.


This appointment is superannuable under the USS pension scheme, the employee's
contribution normally being 6.35% of salary. Staff already superannuated under the NHS
Superannuation Scheme may opt to remain in that scheme provided an application to do so
is received by the NHS scheme trustees within three months of appointment to King‟s
College London. Alternatively staff may opt to participate in SERPS or take out a personal
pension. Please note that the College does not provide an employer's contribution towards
a private pension plan.

The College operates PensionsPlus by which individuals increase their take home pay by
reducing their NI contributions. For staff who join either USS or SAUL pension schemes, you
will automatically be entered into PensionsPlus (provided you would benefit from doing so). As
a result your salary will be reduced so that you receive the PensionsPlus salary and a payment
is made into your pension scheme instead.

NB - NHS Superannuation Scheme: Medical Schools are classed as “Direction Employers”
and some benefits of the NHS Scheme are not available to Direction members.

For further information please contact Ms Pauline Job, Payroll & Pension Manager, King‟s
College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA.


This appointment may be subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this
post you may be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of
employment. When the Occupational Health Department have evaluated your questionnaire
and declared that you are fit for appointment, your appointment will be formally confirmed.

In the course of your work you may have access to personal or confidential information which
must not be disclosed or made available to any other person unless in the performance of your
duties or with specific permission from your Head of School/Department/Division. (In particular
if your work involves the handling of clinical samples and/or patient data, NHS policies for the
maintenance of security and confidentiality of NHS systems and data must be observed.)
Breaches in confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.

Training and Education

King‟s College London recognises the importance of training in achieving its objective of
pursuing excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice through the activities of its
staff. We are committed to providing training for all members of staff so that they can
perform their jobs effectively and offering them opportunities for further development. Most of
training and development will occur "on the job" but formal training opportunities are also
available from the College‟s internal training and development services and through external

No Smoking Policy

King‟s College London is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for staff, students
and visitors. Therefore, please note that smoking is not permitted in any of the College
buildings or in College vehicles. Smoking is also not permitted immediately outside the
entrances to College buildings or near to windows and air intake units.

Staff working at associated NHS trust sites or other premises should adhere to whatever
policy is in place at these locations.

It is important that you type or write legibly using black ink when completing the form as it
will be photocopied. You may supply additional material if relevant but unfortunately it is
not sufficient to only send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. Receipt of application will be
acknowledged only upon receipt of a stamped self-addressed envelope. Applications
should be returned to the address provided in the job details.

                                                                            Closing date: 31st August 2010

                                                                            Job Ref: G6/NYL/308/10-HH



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workplace). For recent graduates your personal tutor could also be appropriate. Relatives may not be given as referees.

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purposes of compiling employee statistics and equal opportunities monitoring.

For those staff who hold honorary contracts with the NHS, the data may be shared with your honorary employer.

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