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 54,000 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.
This is a new role, and we are seeking an enthusiastic and forward-looking manager interested in developing the strategic and operational management of the local member support structure in Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Working closely with our existing Membership and Events teams, you will provide high level leadership and operational support to the Chairs and Officers of Faculties in Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
The successful applicant will have a strong track record of strategic planning, operational and people-management skills, motivation and drive to both deliver the day to day work of the Faculties, as well as being able to assist proactively and strategically as part of the RCGP staff team across the Devolved Nations and the Republic of Ireland. They will help Faculties deliver their priorities in their area, as well as coordinate with priorities for the College nationally. A flexible approach to working hours is necessary as there are some evening meetings in various locations the Devolved Nations and RoI, with occasional travel a possibility elsewhere in the UK, however many of them take place virtually.
You should be a robust and innovative manager, with a strong track record of experience in complex staff, project, engagement, as well as financial management. As well as being a positive team player, proactive and an excellent communicator, you will be able to work with and motivate staff and volunteers from a distance. Experience of working within a membership-based organisation is desirable, as is an understanding of Primary Care and the current health landscape.
A full driving licence and access to a car is essential in order to be able to attend meetings within the region and nationally, some of which will be held in the evening. A flexi-time scheme is in operation.
The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.
Location: Wales or Scotland. We are currently working exclusively from home but envisage a partial and gradual return to an element of office-based working when possible. Longer term, flexible working, including elements of home working can be considered. (The office base could be Edinburgh or Cardiff)
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.
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