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

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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.
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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.

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,643
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2022

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Policy and Public Affairs Officer, to assist us in our policy, media and political engagement work and to support us with our corporate aim of being the ‘voice of physicians’. The ideal candidate will come from a background in public affairs, media, communications or related subject, preferably with an interest in healthcare.

The College is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which supports the medical profession to deliver the gold standard in healthcare provision. We have a network of over 14,000 members worldwide and help hospital doctors throughout their careers through leading an effective and supportive physicians’ community as well as providing our world-renowned education and training programme, which helps qualified doctors pursue their careers in specialist medicine.

The role

Working within the Global Engagement team and closely with the Policy and Public Affairs Manager, the Policy and Public Affairs Officer will provide a wide range of research, administrative and public affairs and policy activity. They will support the College’s advocacy activities through identifying and analysing relevant policy, providing advice and developing evidence-based positions, undertaking research, monitoring media and policy activity, responding to policy consultations and enquiries from journalists, organising events and providing administrative support.

The Person

The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will be an excellent communicator with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority. They must have the ability to advise on and communicate the College’s policy positions, with experience of researching and drafting briefings and/or policy papers and/or consultation responses. Experience of dealing with enquiries from journalists is preferable.

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £31,643 per 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.
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The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (“the College”) seeks to appoint an experienced and inspirational individual to lead the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Group.

About the College:

The College is a professional membership organisation that sets clinical standards and aims to improve the quality of patient care. Founded in 1681, we support and educate doctors in the hospital sector throughout the UK and around the world with over 14,000 Fellows and Members in over 90 countries, covering 54 medical specialties and interests. The College enables a worldwide community of physicians and their teams to advance the health of our global population for the long-term benefit of society acting as the voice of our membership, engaging in health policy and promoting equality and human rights.

The role:

Applications are sought for a Chair to provide leadership, drive activity and motivate others to be involved in the EDI Group’s initiatives. The role is open to all: while applications are particularly welcome from those who have no formal connection to the College and hold no medical qualifications, current Fellows and Members of the College are also invited to apply.

In line with our strategic aim to be an inclusive global community, the College is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusivity within its workforce and its membership and activities. Through the EDI group the College will be responsive to the needs of its membership and staff through raising awareness of equality, diversity and inclusivity issues, addressing challenges, and ensuring quality and parity of access, involvement and a voice for all.

The Chair must take an interest in and have some working knowledge of structural determinants of inequalities, how they relate to the NHS and physicianly specialties, ideally nationally and internationally and how they manifest on individual and societal levels.

The term of office for the post of Chair of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Group is 3 years subject to satisfactory annual appraisal. This is a voluntary, unpaid role and reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable, in line with College policies.

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SHAAP Research and Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,635
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th April 2022

We are seeking to appoint a motivated individual to support the SHAAP team’s work to influence alcohol policy and practice to reduce the harms caused by alcohol in Scotland. The diverse and often fast-paced work by SHAAP means this role will be vital in providing the team up to date, accurate, and useful evidence by undertaking agreed project work and research, and to support the work of the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN).

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, to support implementation of SHAAP strategic priorities

2. To provide support for the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN), as agreed with the SHAAP Director and the SARN Co-Chairs and taking the lead on specific projects

3. To research and draft relevant briefings, reports, publications and information materials, including website-based materials

4. To work as part of the SHAAP team to prepare and deliver educational conferences, seminars and workshops

5. To support the general running of SHAAP’s operations

6. To undertake any other reasonable tasks requested by the SHAAP Director

7. 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

• Experience of carrying out qualitative and/or quantitative 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

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• 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

• Good knowledge of, and interest in, alcohol policy

• Understanding of structures and functioning of the National Health Service in Scotland

• 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 £28,635 per 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.

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Lay Advisors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • across the UK and potentially further afield
  • Closing 24th June 2022

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is a professional membership organisation, founded in 1681 under a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of medicine. We support a diverse range of doctors across the world with over 14,000 Fellows and Members.

We are now seeking to appoint up to 4 new members of the Lay Advisory Committee from across the UK and potentially further afield. The Lay Advisory Committee is a high-level group of non-medically qualified individuals who advise and guide the work of the College.

In this round of recruitment we particularly seek people who can use their experience in sustainability, climate change, housing and other factors to inform a developing debate about inequalities in health care.

The Committee meets routinely a few times a year in the late afternoon with sub groups meeting as the workload dictates. Video linking and telephone conferencing are available for those unable to travel to Edinburgh.

The term of office is 3 years. Membership of the committee does not attract payment but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

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