Quality and Development Projects Manager

Commensurate with experience
03 April 2017
03 May 2017
Position / level
Manager, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time

The Irish College of General Practitioners (“ICGP”) is responsible for post graduate specialist medical education, training and research in the specialty of General Practice. The ICGP has a national advisory role in relation to medical standards and engages regularly with a number of bodies including the Medical Council, Department of Health and Children, the Health Service Executive and the Health Information & Quality Authority amongst others. As a membership organisation the ICGP is responsible for providing continuing medical education (CME) for established GPs numbering over 3,400 at present. The ICGP is the accredited Post Graduate Medical Training Body, by the Medical Council, for the governance and organisation of specialist training in General Practice.

The Quality and Development Projects Manager will provide general business management support for a number of functions and projects with a quality focus.

The manager will have direct responsibility for all aspects of the following projects:
 The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare
 ICGP/RCGP Northern Ireland working group on standards for Out of Hours Co-ops
 European network for quality improvement and patient safety in primary care (EQUIP)
 Co-ordination of work with project Directors for: Mental Health, Women’s Health, Substance Misuse and Quality in Practice (QIP) Project Officer.
 Management of the ICGP Professional Competence Scheme


The appointee will report to the Director of the Postgraduate Resource Centre.

Essential qualifications and competencies

 3rd level qualification in a relevant discipline (Business, Accounting, Management, Economics etc.) MBA or equivalent desirable.
 Proven planning, organization and project management, capability and high levels of personal effectiveness. The successful appointee is expected to handle a varied and diverse workload to meet deadlines while ensuring accuracy, timeliness and attention to detail.
 A minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in a similar management role.
 Experience in standard setting and working in the area of quality management – ideally in the primary care setting.
 Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, communicating with diverse audiences, combined with sound judgment are required to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups, including clinical professionals. The role involves a high degree of interaction and collaboration with management, staff and key stakeholders to achieve priorities.
 Strong intellectual, analytical and thinking skills which include the capacity to undertake appropriate research, analysis, and problem solve, identify opportunities and provide a breadth of view and medium to long-term thinking.
 Self-starter with high motivation, initiative and the ability to work flexibly and independently in a focused manner to achieve goals within agreed timeframes.
 Strong IT skills with the capacity to maximize technology to increase efficiencies in processes and procedures.
 High level of budgetary and financial planning competencies.

Full job description is available at www.icgp.ie/appointments

Applications, by means of a comprehensive CV and a one page cover letter stating why you feel you are suitable for this position, should be addressed to Mr Dermot Folan (Chief Operating Officer) and sent via the APPLY button.

General queries can be addressed in the first instance to Ms. Mairead Delaney HR Officer – email: Mairead.delaney@icgp.ie, Tel: (01) 6763705.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday 3rd May.