Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC009465

Standard-setting & professional membership organisation representing 13,000 Fellows & Members

Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Global Engagement

  • Full time
  • £63,880
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2021

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic individual to lead the Global Engagement function.

The role will encompass leadership of a number of teams:

  • Communication, Marketing & Design
  • Policy & Public Affairs
  • Quality Research & Standards
  • Membership
  • Quality Governance
  • Library & Heritage
  • Journal teams.

Global Engagement is a newly created department resulting from the merger of a number of smaller departments. The Head of Global Engagement will be responsible for ~ 20 people.

This is a unique opportunity to lead colleagues across a number of important areas of the College’s work and the successful candidate will drive forward two of the College’s strategic aims: to be the voice of physicians; and to build an inclusive and collaborative global community that supports physicians across all stages of their careers, furthering our network of Fellows and Members (F&Ms).

The Head of Global Engagement will provide strategic and operational leadership of the Department and will report directly to the Chief Executive.

The Role

The main responsibilities of the role:

Overall responsibility and leadership of the College’s communications strategy and plan, promoting the College and actively contributing to the broader business objectives.

  • Hold budgetary responsibility for all Library & Heritage activities, including staffing and volunteers.
  • Work with Officer Bearers to develop suitable strategies and implementation plans, including exhibitions, conservation and collection development projects.
  • Hold budgetary responsibility for production of the College Journal, including staffing and out-sourced publishing activities and contracts
  • Lead and develop the strategy for the Quality Governance Collaborative.
  • Oversee the current Quality Governance fellowships and develop future fellowships, including WHO and other collaborations.
  • Engagement with stakeholders in Scotland, UK and internationally on governance issues.
  • Lead / contribute to invited service reviews (including audit and quality reviews) along with the Clinical Lead.
  • Lead the development of appropriate strategy and implementation plans with office bearers.
  • To advise the President, CEO and Honorary Secretary on continuing compliance with the provisions of the College Royal Charter and College Laws (requiring regular liaison with the College lawyers).
  • To increase recruitment of all categories of Fellows and Members.

The Person

The post holder will require the following:

  • Educated to degree level, ideally in a communications, marketing or business related discipline, together with extensive post qualification experience (or equivalent).
  • Experience and expertise in the strategic development and delivery of competitive marketing and communication strategies for an organisation with multiple stakeholders and audiences and a global reach.
  • Knowledge of UK wide health policy preferable but not essential.
  • Demonstrable success in achieving targets, including financial targets.
  • Decision making skills, with evidence of taking difficult decisions and evidencing reasoning.
  • Good written and verbal communication and presentational skills with the proven ability to influence and persuade senior professional staff.
  • Understanding of the medical – political dimensions facing Royal Colleges generally.
  • Effective people management skills.
  • Motivational skills to encourage performance and productivity from their teams.
  • A track record of delivering successful internal and external communications, ideally for a membership organisation.
  • The post holder must be a positive advocate for the College as a professional association and promote the wider role of the College for professionals and the public.

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £63,880 per annum plus benefits. Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 28 days annual leave and 11 days public holiday/College close downs.
  • Life assurance scheme.
  • Long-term income protection scheme for those unable to work due to illness.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounted rates for use of the venue for personal events.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated individual to support SHAAP’s work to influence alcohol policy and practice by providing clear, up to date, accurate, useful evidence by undertaking agreed project work and research.

The Role

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details. The Research and Projects Officer role includes:

  1. To lead on agreed project work and research, as outlined in SHAAP’s 2021-24 business plan; making recommendations re: this for policy and practice; supporting implementation of SHAAP strategic priorities
  2. To research and draft relevant briefings, reports, publications and information materials, including website-based materials and the weekly media monitor
  3. To work as part of the SHAAP team to prepare and deliver educational conferences, seminars and workshops
  4. To support the general running of SHAAP’s operations
  5. To undertake any other reasonable tasks requested by the SHAAP Director
  6. Undertake relevant professional training activities as agreed with SHAAP Director.

The Person

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details.

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Experience of carrying out qualitative research
  • Ability to interpret and use qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience of operating within an advocacy environment
  • Experience of producing research reports and briefing papers and of writing for different audiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to analyse critically and present research findings for a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills including use of the standard office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, email/internet), and experience of using databases
  • Highly-organised and self-managing
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, alcohol policy
  • Understanding of structures and functioning of the Scottish National Health Service
  • Experience of organising research/education events
  • Highly-organised; able to self-manage and work as part of a team
  • Ability to represent SHAAP at internal and external meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Demonstrable competence in utilising social media

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £27,801per annum plus benefits. Additional benefits include:

·Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.

·Holidays: 23 days annual leave. All employees receive 11 days public holiday/College close downs.

·Life assurance scheme.

·Long-term income protection scheme for those unable to work due to illness.

·Cycle to Work scheme.

·Discounted rates for use of the venue for personal events.