Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Charity registered in Scotland SC000847

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is home to Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Travel Medicine and Podiatric Medicine Practitioners located nationally and internationally.  The College has a heritage of over 400 years and its purpose is the same today as it was at the beginning; to set and maintain standards of healthcare through its 12,000 Fellows and Members worldwide.  


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Policy Intern

  • Full time
  • £22,782
  • Glasgow/home hybrid working
  • Closing 25th August 2021

Obesity Action Scotland has established itself as the leading advocacy group on overweight and obesity in Scotland. We are at the forefront of campaigning and awareness raising on this issue. We are looking for a Policy Intern on a fixed term basis to cover a busy period of office activity.

Obesity Action Scotland is hosted and supported by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

The Role

To provide research, policy and communications support within Obesity Action Scotland.

The post holder will report to the Policy and Evidence Manager. The Policy Intern will work closely with the team to:

• actively support the analysis and interpretation of research and policy papers

• assist in the production of evidence-based briefings and materials

• assist in the creation and posting of website and digital media content

This post is provided on a fixed term basis to provide temporary support.

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Policy and Evidence Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,441
  • Glasgow/home hybrid working
  • Closing 25th August 2021

Obesity Action Scotland has established itself as the leading advocacy group on overweight and obesity in Scotland. We are at the forefront of campaigning and awareness raising on this issue. We are looking for a Policy and Evidence Manager to join our team.

Obesity Action Scotland is hosted and supported by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

The Role

The Policy and Evidence Manager within Obesity Action Scotland is responsible for the planning, development, presentation and communication of our evidence-based policy positions. Our work focuses on preventing overweight and obesity through improved diet and food environments.

The postholder will report to the Programme Lead. The Policy and Evidence Manager will oversee the following activities on behalf of the Unit

• Gathering, analysing and interpreting data and evidence

• The development of organisational evidence-based policy positions

• Planning and implementation of in-house evidence gathering projects

• Presentation, dissemination and communication of key messages to external audiences

• Influencing policy makers and stakeholders

• Partnership working

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Alliance Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,379 pro-rata
  • Glasgow/home hybrid working
  • Closing 25th August 2021

The Scottish Obesity Alliance is an alliance of organisations across Scotland who are passionate and committed to preventative advocacy action. This post is positioned within Obesity Action Scotland and in turn hosted and supported by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

The Role

To act as the lead officer and primary point of contact for the Scottish Obesity Alliance, a Scotland wide alliance of organisations interested in tackling obesity. The Scottish Obesity Alliance has an independent chairperson and an Executive Group who set the policy priorities. Obesity Action Scotland provide line management to the postholder.

Reporting to the Programme Lead for Obesity Action Scotland, for line management purposes, the Alliance Manager‘s role will include:

• Supporting and developing the Scottish Obesity Alliance policy and advocacy work

• Supporting and developing all other activities of the Scottish Obesity Alliance

• Enabling and engaging the membership

• Acting as the primary point of contact for the alliance

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Policy and Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,580
  • Glasgow/home hybrid working
  • Closing 27th August 2021

Obesity Action Scotland has established itself as the leading advocacy group on overweight and obesity in Scotland. We are at the forefront of campaigning and awareness raising on this issue. We are looking for a Policy and Evidence Manager to join our team.

Obesity Action Scotland is hosted and supported by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

The Role

Reporting to the Policy and Evidence Manager, the Policy and Engagement Officer will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of research, reports and digital communications that support the objectives of Obesity Action Scotland. Our work focuses on preventing overweight and obesity through improved diet and food environments. The Policy and Engagement Officer will be actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of research and policy papers and production of evidence-based briefings and materials. The postholder will co-ordinate the communications activity of Obesity Action Scotland through digital media

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Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) is hosted and supported by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The post holder will be employed within Obesity Action Scotland and will provide support and input to Scotland’s early adopters programme on a whole system approach to diet and healthy weight.

Reporting to the Programme Lead of OAS, the National Co-ordinator will play a key role in the development and championing of a whole systems approach to diet and healthy weight being led by early adopter areas including North Ayrshire, Dundee, Dumfries and Galloway and the East Region.

The programme is a key commitment within Scottish Government’s Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan. A national steering group support and oversee the early adopter activity and the post holder will work closely with the national steering group, national partners and appointed leads within the early adopter areas.

The College supports hybrid working practices including working from home, however, regular attendance at meetings in Glasgow city centre would also be a requirement of the role.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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PR and Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,290
  • Hybrid working with location-based requirements in Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

If you are an ambitious policy professional with experience of politics and the health system in the UK, then this role is for you!

We are looking for an exceptional PR and Policy Officer to join our brilliant Strategic Marketing and Digital team to help drive and shape the College’s positioning and profile.

You will have regular contact with some of the most senior members of our College, including our President, Honorary Secretary, and other senior clinicians and staff to ensure consistency of messaging, efficiency of responses to policy and media work, and accurate reporting.

The Role

Reporting to the Public Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The creation, implementation and delivery of research, reports, and communications that support the delivery of the College’s strategic positioning and profile.
  • Acting as media liaison to ensure successful positioning of articles and features on print and broadcast media.
  • Effectively communicating and engaging with external stakeholders including government, media, and intercollegiate partners.
  • Developing and establishing good working relationships with policy makers, journalists and influencers.
  • Contributing to the College’s policy on key priorities and supporting the College’s response to Government and professional body consultations.

About Us

Founded in 1599, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is an inclusive, global community that enables our members to develop the skills, knowledge and leadership to improve patient care.

We have over 15,000 members made up of physicians, surgeons, dental professionals and those working in podiatry and travel medicine. We have a truly diverse, global membership across 97 countries. We are a charity and empower our community to provide the highest standards of care to their patients through education, training and assessment.

Joining our team would give you the opportunity to get involved in interesting and meaningful work while supporting some of the most inspiring clinicians across the globe.

About You

Essential:

  • Degree qualified and at least 1-2 years’ experience in a public affairs, policy and/or communications role.
  • Demonstrable experience of researching and analysing data to support the development of policy.
  • Demonstrable experience of report writing.
  • Experienced in writing and distribution of media statements
  • Experience of parliament and politics, and a good understanding of health policy is desirable.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of planning, prioritising and managing multiple activities with high levels of attention to detail, ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to influence and interact effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of databases and Microsoft Office.

In addition to a competitive salary we have a really impressive package of benefits including:

  • 40 days holiday
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance Benefit of 3 times your salary
  • Enhanced Sick Pay, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay
  • Wellbeing Benefit
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
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Lay Advisors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th September 2022

This is who we are

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is a worldwide community of inspiring health professionals working together to advance the profession and improve patient care. At a time when the health service faces great challenges, we are determined to make a positive difference, and are passionate about speaking up for the profession. We play an active leadership role in influencing and shaping healthcare policy.

Our community is made up of the expertise and experience of our 15,000+ outstanding, hardworking members, supported by over 100 College staff and volunteer lay advisors. College staff work with clinicians, who give their time freely to the work of the College to provide an innovative and inspiring programme of activity across the College.

We are a global and inclusive organisation with members working across medicine, surgery, dental surgery, travel medicine and podiatric medicine. Many of our members are actively involved as educators, examiners and ambassadors for the College.

Role and Responsibilities

The College would like to recruit new Lay Advisors for six committees –

Fellowship Committee

Faculty of Podiatric Medicine Executive Board

Faculty of Travel Medicine Executive Board

Inclusion Advisory Group

Surgical Education Board

Surgical Exams Board

In particular we would like to recruit new members to increase the diversity of these committees and examiners in terms of demographics and knowledge of areas such as:

· Gender equality

· Ethnicity

· Age

· Inclusion and diversity

The role of a Lay Advisor is to provide non-medical input and perspective into the discussions and decision making of College committees and boards which support the charitable purposes of College.

Lay Advisors contribute to the openness, diversity and transparency of College affairs. Lay Advisors are not patients or public representatives.

The main responsibilities of the volunteer Lay Advisors shall be to: -

• Provide lay representation on one or more of the collegiate committees and boards

• Provide, as requested by the College’s committees and representatives, individual and collective lay input on matters relating to the work of the College and primarily in line with College’s key aims and objectives as detailed in the strategic plan.

• Represent, when required, the College on intercollegiate committees when specific lay representation is required.

• Comment on and/or respond to appropriate health related consultations and/or papers, policy documents from a lay perspective as directed by the Honorary Secretary and in line with the consultation process. The details of which are contained within the Terms of Reference for the Lay Advisory Group.

• Provide a pool of lay members who may, if required, serve on other professional medical bodies associated with the College e.g. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) Patient Liaison Group.

• Provide a potential source of lay examiners for College and intercollegiate examinations.

• Identify members to contribute to any Lay Advisory Panel(s) i.e. reference group which may be established, from time to time, to deal with specific matters of importance/areas of expertise as and when required.

• Contribute to discussion and debate, within College, both directly and indirectly on matters which are of interest to the College and the wider general public.

• Respond to relevant requests from the Executive Board or College Council asking for comment.

Lay Advisor Person Specification

• No formal educational qualifications are necessary

• Genuine interest in training, health and social issues

• Good communication skills. Able to work effectively with people in groups and in formal meetings

• Ability to challenge, constructively, the views and assumptions of others

• Able to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the circumstances

• Willingness and/or experience to participate in and provide input to a wide range of public policy and health related consultations

• Able to attend College committee/board meetings– typically 3-4 times per year

• Able to attend Lay Advisory Group meetings – typically 3 per annum. Meetings are held in the College in Glasgow and normally run from 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Eligibility Criteria

• Lay Advisors must not be qualified in either medicine, dentistry, nursing, podiatry or travel medicine

• The current or immediate past employment of a Lay Advisor must not give rise to any potential conflicts of interest.

Remuneration

• The post of Lay Advisor is voluntary, however, expenses incurred in carrying out the role of Lay Advisor will be reimbursed in line with the College Travel and Expenses policy.

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