Royal College Of General Practitioners
Royal College Of General Practitioners

Charity registered in Scotland SC040430

The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 52,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some one million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.

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Committees and Secretariat Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,004
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th February 2020

The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 53,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.

The College in Scotland is looking for an experienced Committees and Secretariat Support Officer. Some key tasks for this role include providing secretariat support to governance and advisory committees (currently five committees in total); recruitment and elections of committee members, new RCGP Scotland Officers, committees’ Chairs and Deputy Chairs; and, advising on and reviewing when necessary the various governance policies and procedures of RCGP, including its Rules and Byelaws.

Our small, friendly team plays a significant role in the development of general practice in Scotland. You’ll be helping secure and develop the GP service that the public want, through supporting our nationwide representatives and the other work of the team. To do that effectively, you’ll have a strong knowledge of and feeling for how to support committees to get the best from themselves. If that sounds attractive to you, why not join us?

Educated to HNC level or equivalent, you will have an excellent working knowledge of MS Office along with experience of committee and executive administration work. You will be able to work under your own initiative, with strong organisational skills and an ability to prioritise your own workload and meet deadlines in a busy environment.

Candidates should have:

Outstanding organisational skills

Excellent listening and communication skills with people at all levels

Excellent minute taking skills, along with the confidence to manage time effectively to meet conflicting deadlines

A high standard of attention to detail in published material (e.g. meeting papers and minutes, induction packs, papers, and so on)

Excellent literacy skills to interpret and compile complex information in a professional manner

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions including a great team dynamic, a generous employer contribution pension scheme and the potential for a flexible working pattern. Most importantly, we offer the chance to make a significant contribution to the future of Scotland’s health.

The Royal College of General Practitioners is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

~ Great doctors great care ~

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