Director of Training and Development

Posted on: Wednesday 15 December 2021

Closing: Monday 17 January 2022 12:00

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FPM logo and "DPM Training Programme"FPM is seeking a new Director of Training and Development

DPM Training offers educational support to pharmaceutical physicians studying for their Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination. The programme was gifted to FPM in 2020 by Professor Alan Boyd after many successful years’ delivery under BaxterBoyd and then Boyds Consultants.

After two years with Alan’s continued involvement, we are looking for a new Director of Training and Development to lead on the development and delivery of the programme, as well as co-ordinating the experts who also contribute to the delivery of modules.

In addition, FPM is planning a new educational offering of expert-led masterclasses and training courses, in a range of technical topics and professional development skills areas relevant to pharmaceutical physicians, to complement the topic coverage of DPM Training.

The programme will be a combination of courses developed by FPM as well as those designed and delivered by other training providers. In addition to leading DPM Training, the new director will also be asked to help scope and advise on the development of programmes in these additional topics and for specific learner groups.

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Main responsibilities of the Director of Training and Development

  • Lead the development and delivery of DPM Training programme and manage the expert contributors that also deliver on the programme
  • Ensure the training materials are regularly updated in line with developments in pharmaceutical medicine and the industry
  • Ensure the programme remains responsive to the needs of DPM Training’s audience.
  • Liaise with FPM staff, in particular the Education team, to ensure smooth operational delivery of the programme
  • Act as spokesperson for the programme when required to do so
  • Attend and participate in meetings of FPM’s Education and Standards Committee and other meetings as required
  • Act in compliance with the FPM’s governing documents and procedures
  • Act in compliance with the FPM’s policies including its equal opportunities policy and values

The Director of Training and Development will work closely with FPM’s Head of Education, Education Manager and the Education and Standards Committee.

FPM’s values

We areThis means
Professional Being accountable for our work and actions
Innovative Seeking solutions proactively
Caring Treating everyone with dignity
Collaborative Working positively with others
Credible Being honest and ethical in our work
Learned Investing in developing knowledge and skills


The method of appointment of the Director of Training Development will be open advertisement to the Fellows of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. A person specification is provided below. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet an appointment committee chaired by one of the FPM Trustees.

Appointment and Remuneration

The appointment will be contracted on an annual basis and paid at a daily rate to be negotiated plus standard FPM daily trainer delivery rates for delivery of the modules themselves.


Time Commitment

It is anticipated that the role will require a time commitment of around 50 days per year in addition to days spent delivering modules. In addition, the Training and Development Director will attend meetings of the Education and Standards (three hours duration, four times per year).

DPM Training Dates 2022

The DPM Training programme is delivered over eight months, with the following dates earmarked for 2022*.

(*changes to the proposed delivery dates are currently possible)

Module 1 10-11 March Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance
Module 2 14-15 April Non-clinical Testing & Clinical Pharmacology
Module 3 12-13 May Medicines Regulation
Module 4 9-10 June Statistics and Data Management
Module 5 7-8 July Clinical Development and Discovery Medicine
Module 6 4-5 August Healthcare Marketplace
Module 7 8 September MCQ Exam Technique & Mock Exam
Module 8 29 September SAQ Exam Technique & Mock Exam
Module 9 30 September Critical Appraisal Exam Technique & Mock Exam


Information relating to committee business must be kept confidential unless otherwise agreed by FPM. 


FPM will reimburse travel and subsistence costs arising from reasonable attendance at FPM meetings and events under the terms of the FPM’s Expense Claim Policy. 

Person specification

As part of your application, please provide details and examples of how you meet these criteria:


  • In good standing with the relevant medical registration body (e.g. GMC) 
  • Current Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in good standing 


  • Evidence of continuing professional development 
  • Evidence of achievement and contributions to the specialty of Pharmaceutical Medicine 
  • Currently undergoing revalidation 

How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering note of approximately 500 words outlining your relevant experience and ideas for developing the DPM Training programme to

Deadline for applications: 12:00, 17 January 2022

FPM welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. FPM aspires to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please email or contact Sam Baglioni at or +44 (0) 20 3696 9038.