Current vacancies

Chinese Medicine Programme Leader

Flexible working | £29 per hour (240 hours per year)


We are seeking a new programme leader for the Chinese Medicine module at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM). The Chinese Medicine Programme Leader has responsibility for the organisation, management and operation of matters relating to the design, delivery and evaluation of the Chinese Medicine programme at the College.


The successful candidates will:


  • be a qualified, practising Acupuncturist with minimum 5 years experience
  • have experience of teaching, supervision and assessment in a Higher Education setting.

  • have knowledge of Chinese Medicine.

  • have experience of managing budgets and leading a team

  • have effective communication and administrative skills

  • be familiar with the use of application software (e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, Teams)


You can see the full job specification here.


There may be also teaching associated with this role, to be agreed subject to the post holder's experience and availability.


To apply please send an academically-tailored CV to Mark Foster on, with a brief supporting statement (300 words max) setting out why you feel you would be suitable for this role. Please reference your statement closely to the person specification.


Closing date of applications 26 April 2024.



Practical Skills Tutor

In person, at the college | £30 per hour (variable hours)


We are looking for tutors to assist in class with point location, pulse feedback, tongue feedback, cupping, moxa and needle technique.


The successful candidates will:


  • Have an enthusiasm to teach and work with acupuncture students
  • Have studied & integrated both TCM & five element styles of acupuncture
  • Have at least three years experience as an acupuncturist
  • Be comfortable with locating a variety of points
  • Be flexible in their availability & able to work up to 7 hours in a day
  • Be available to work at weekends and Mondays/Tuesdays


You can see the full job specification here.


To apply please complete the application form and send with a covering letter, explaining why you are applying and why you think you would be suitable for this role. Return all applications to Angie Hicks, Acting Principal, at, who may also be contacted in the first instance regarding the role.






  • "I wanted to become an acupuncturist because I had experienced its amazing benefits…studying acupuncture at CICM was one of the best decisions in my life.”

    Ehsan Salout

  • "I love the teaching at CICM, it is varied, interesting and extremely inspiring and the teachers all have a wealth of experience to draw on.”

    Keeley Farrington

  • “CICM was suggested by an acupuncturist I know and recommended for its high-quality tuition and professional approach. I knew I wanted to explore a degree course and after my open day experience I knew it had to be CICM.”

    Michelle Patrick

  • "I recently joined CICM and there are so many things I love about the place. The teachers are genuinely helpful and want us to do well. The place has a calm, harmonic feel and studying has already had a tangible benefit to my lifestyle and health."

    Erica Chen

  • "I was an electrician before I started studying acupuncture. It might not seem like it but there are overlaps between them, you look at a circuit and work out where the problem is coming from and then rectify it. The difference is with acupuncture I’ll help people to get better!"

    Jack Keeping

  • "Since embarking on this course, I have been astounded every day by the passion that this subject has sparked in me. I realised very quickly that I was in the right place, doing the right thing. I can only describe it as finally finding my place in the universe and becoming part of something much bigger than myself."

    Sally Connelly

  • "I wanted to become an acupuncturist as I prefer to use natural remedies which are in line with my faith and cultural background. I have witnessed the profound effects treatment can have on patients. CICM has an excellent reputation and I love the whole package here, especially the staff and supportive teachers."

    Bev Holder

  • "I appreciated the integrated style of TCM and the five elements as being the most profound way to reach and help people. This was the best possible start to a long acupuncture career that I could possibly wish for."

    Bethan Morgan

  • "My years at CICM will always hold a special place in my mind. It was like entering Hogwarts. The subjects are mind-expanding, the teachers and tutors really passionate and always keen to answer questions and give guidance. It has transformed me as a person and changed the way I see people, emotions, relationships, disease and health."

    Efthymios Fotenios

  • The teachers are really supportive and make every effort to tailor how they teach to suit the different styles of students. I like to question things and look at things from different angles - and the teachers have always supported me by being there to answer things by email after class, recommend further reading, or even being there to support me when I set up a Chinese medicine society for the college.

    Helen Reid

  • The course covers a huge range of topics, angles and perspectives, and whilst so much of it is new, unfamiliar and challenging at times- especially the 'hands on practical aspects- I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing, or anywhere else I’d rather be doing it. CICM is a hub of connection, commitment and energy, and something I am honoured to be part of.

    Ellie Farnfield

  • All of my teachers are practicing therapists with a library of information and experience to reinforce their words and the lectures. I have gained a lot of insight into myself and I often find myself reflecting on what we learned in class and applying it to life. I am recommending the course to everyone I know!

    Jacob Marley

  • As I was in my late forties I was concerned that I was too old, however the Open Day dispelled any doubts that I had as the age range of students and staff spanned from 18 to 80. The beautiful building was a joy to explore and I felt immersed in the world of Chinese Medicine. It was a cocoon of learning in the heart of Reading and only ten minutes’ walk from the train station.

    Samanthan Roderick