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.

Current vacancies

Senior Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,799
  • Edinburgh (hybrid working - minimum 2 days per week in office)
  • Closing 11th December 2022

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.

RCGP Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Projects Officer to manage and deliver a range of diverse projects aimed at supporting GPs to deliver the best possible care to patients. The ideal candidate will have proven project management experience, from preparation of project proposals through to implementation and completion, and knowledge in setting and managing project budgets.

You will be a self-starter with the ability to work on your own initiative with effective time management skills to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines with competing demands. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop effective marketing strategies to promote activities and raise the profile of projects.

You will have the expertise to provide line management support to other members in the team in the absence of the team manager, with the ability to support and motivate and to build effective working relationships with both colleagues and external stakeholders alike.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in activities which support GPs at all stages of their career, and which will improve primary healthcare in Scotland.

This role is offered on a permanent full-time basis of 35 hours per week. The role will involve hybrid working with a minimum of two working days in the Edinburgh office in the city centre. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.

If you’re enthusiastic, driven, and want a role where you can really make a difference to the organisation and your own career, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

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Membership and Events Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,485
  • Remote working
  • Closing 15th August 2021

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.

We are looking for an experienced Membership and Events Manager to lead on the planning and delivery of events for our 5000 members across Scotland. With demonstrable experience in this area, you will have the ability to manage multiple programmes and events, delivering high quality activity on time and on budget. Building relationships and promoting ideas and opportunities to key internal and external stakeholders will be a crucial part of the role. This position line manages a Membership and Events Coordinator and will work closely with counterparts across the UK.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about developing and delivering high quality events that will benefit our members and will make a positive contribution to the profession.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent benefits, terms and conditions and a great working environment.

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Member of the RCGP Scottish Patient Forum

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Organisation aims and objectives

The Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland (RCGP Scotland) is the professional membership organisation for general practitioners in Scotland. We represent approximately 5,000 members in Scotland and our purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice.

Description

As a member of our Scottish Patient Forum, you will help to ensure that the patient voice is woven through the work of RCGP Scotland. From feeding into policy consultation responses, to assisting with the development of campaigns and College communications; members of the RCGP Scotland Patient Forum will play a key role in helping to shape the work of the College in Scotland.

The Patient Forum will operate as a virtual advisory group via Microsoft Teams. Ad hoc meetings and workshops will be convened, with members of the Patient Forum provided with advanced notice of these meetings.

Reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure that those without digital access can contribute to the work of the Patient Forum.

Applications are welcome from patients who are not and have never been general medical practitioners.

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Devolved Nation Support Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,394
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2022

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.

We are currently looking to recruit a Devolved Nations Support Coordinator who will liaise with Colleagues from across the UK. Based in Edinburgh, this is a pivotal support role to the work of RCGP in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the finance administration function, coordination of records management, health and safety, property and website updates for the Devolved Nation teams, as well as providing reception cover for RCGP Scotland. You will also play a leading role in ensuring that College brand and style guidelines across the Devolved Nations are adhered to and in the coordination and dissemination of information and communications between the Devolved Nations and other parts of the College.

Educated to HND or equivalent you will have experience of providing high level and complex administrative support with very high standards of attention to detail in all written material. Demonstrating a flexible and friendly attitude, you will be able to work under your own initiative, have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise effectively to meet conflicting deadlines.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent benefits, terms and conditions and a great working environment.

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Policy and Public Relations Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,485
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

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.

We are currently recruiting a Policy and Public Relations Officer to support our communications, policy and public affairs activity in Scotland. This role is an integral part of the Policy and Public Affairs team and we are looking for someone who has demonstrable experience in a communications, policy or public affairs role.

You will play a leading role in ensuring that the priorities of RCGP and issues impacting general practice are recognised by policy makers, the press and the public. You will influence decision making at the highest level which will have a direct impact on general practice and its patients by drafting RCGP policy consultation responses, representing RCGP policy at high-level external stakeholder meetings and providing sound advice to our GP representatives ahead of these meetings.

You will also help to deliver our internal and external communications across Scotland, ensuring that our key messages reach the intended audiences to maximise impact. This will require you to develop and maintain links with media contacts across Scotland, draft key internal communications to our members and produce proactive and reactive media statements. You will also assist in maintaining our social media presence.

Our small, friendly team plays a key role in supporting general practice in Scotland. You’ll be helping communicate to stakeholders the views of the RCGP, and to do that effectively, knowledge and experience of the health agenda, patient issues and political context of Scotland would be highly advantageous.

You’ll have degree level education or have requisite experience, be an excellent team player and be able to work across a varied organisation and take a corporate viewpoint.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

This role will be remote working initially with a view to returning to the office in Edinburgh city centre in spring 2022. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.

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Governance Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,394
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd January 2022

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 Office and Governance Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the work of the College in Scotland through the provision of high-level executive support to the Joint Chairs of the College and a secretariat function for various committees and groups.

We are looking for someone with exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude. You will have previous experience of providing complex executive support to senior leaders and secretariat support to committees. You will:

  • provide a consistent level of assistance to the Joint Chairs of the College in Scotland
  • provide complex diary management support
  • respond to internal and external requests in a timely manner
  • organise meetings, ensuring they run smoothly
  • provide secretariat and governance support to a number of committees and groups
  • organise travel and accommodation where required

This role will be remote working initially with a view to returning to the office in Edinburgh city centre in spring 2022. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.

If you’re enthusiastic, driven, and want a role where you can really make a difference to the organisation and your own career, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

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Faculty Support Officer (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £26,394 pro-rata
  • Flexible across Scotland
  • Closing 23rd January 2022

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.

We are currently seeking an individual to work as part of the Devolved Nations and Republic of Ireland Faculty Support Team. Based in Scotland, this part-time role would suit someone with excellent organisational and time management skills. Managing the day-to-day core activities of two of the faculties in Scotland, you will provide support advice and guidance to Faculty Chairs and Officers and operational support to local Faculty Boards. This includes the planning and delivery of quarterly Faculty Board meetings and Annual General Meetings.

You will need demonstrable experience of supporting committees and excellent organisational and communication skills. The ability to work on your own initiative, manage conflicting deadlines and prioritise your workload is a key part of the role as well as the ability to work in a professional manner with honesty and integrity. The position offers the opportunity to work as an integral part of a key team within the College, delivering support directly to our members.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent benefits, terms and conditions and great working environment.

This permanent role is offered on a part-time basis of 21 hours per week with flexibility over days worked (Monday to Friday) and location is flexible across Scotland.

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Policy and Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,434
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2022

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.

The College in Scotland is looking for an experienced Policy & Public Affairs Manager who will lead the development and delivery of a policy and public affairs strategy in Scotland. You will provide strategic advice on all aspects of policy development to our Officer and staff team and represent the College at meetings with key stakeholders including the Scottish Government, opposition health spokespeople, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee members, government and third sector agencies and other Royal Colleges. You will also lead a small Policy & Public Affairs team, ensuring that the work of the team contributes to the wider College in Scotland and the UK.

You will have experience of developing written briefings, policy materials and reports, writing public affairs and communication plans and developing strong working relationships with stakeholders. You will have an excellent understanding of the political landscape in Scotland, and the ability to develop an understanding of the health agenda and patient issues. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to manage a small team.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

Please download the Candidate Pack below to view the job description.

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National Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,434
  • Wales or Scotland. Flexible working, including elements of home working can be considered. (The office base could be Edinburgh or Cardiff)
  • Closing 10th July 2022

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 relatively 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, as well as to the staff team.

The successful applicant will have a strong track record of strategic planning, operational, people-management and communication 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.

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Executive Administrator

  • Full time
  • £26,658
  • Edinburgh (minimum 2 days per week in office)
  • Closing 19th August 2022

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.

The Executive Administrator will provide comprehensive, effective and efficient administration support to the Officers of RCGP Scotland, ensuring that everything is addressed promptly, and decisions are progressed and actioned appropriately in a timely manner.

We are looking for someone with exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude. You will have previous experience of providing high level and complex administrative support as well as executive diary management. You will also have experience of working in a busy office environment to tight deadlines.

You will:

  • Provide administrative support for the Officers of RCGP Scotland
  • Be the first point of contact on all queries relating to RCGP Scotland Officers
  • Manage and monitor Officer email accounts
  • Maintain an accurate weekly diary log of the Officer activity
  • Coordinate RCGP Scotland GP representatives for external bodies as well as RCGP Scotland Clinician Representatives
  • Accompany Officers and take minutes at any relevant internal and external meetings
  • Organise travel, accommodation, meeting rooms and catering where required.

This role will involve hybrid working with a minimum of two working days in the Edinburgh office in the city centre. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.

If you’re enthusiastic, driven, and want a role where you can really make a difference to the organisation and your own career, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

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Policy and Public Relations Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,799
  • Edinburgh (2 days per week in office)
  • Closing 25th September 2022

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.

We are currently recruiting a Policy and Public Relations Officer to support our communications, policy and public affairs activity in Scotland. This role is an integral part of the Policy and Public Affairs team and we are looking for someone who has demonstrable experience in a communications, policy or public affairs role.

You will play a leading role in ensuring that the priorities of RCGP and issues impacting general practice are recognised by policy makers, the press and the public. You will influence decision making at the highest level which will have a direct impact on general practice and its patients by drafting RCGP policy consultation responses, representing RCGP policy at high-level external stakeholder meetings and providing sound advice to our GP representatives ahead of these meetings.

You will also help to deliver our internal and external communications across Scotland, ensuring that our key messages reach the intended audiences to maximise impact. This will require you to develop and maintain links with media contacts across Scotland, draft key internal communications to our members and produce proactive and reactive media statements. You will also assist in maintaining our social media presence.

Our small, friendly team plays a key role in supporting general practice in Scotland. You’ll be helping communicate to stakeholders the views of the RCGP, and to do that effectively, knowledge and experience of the health agenda, patient issues and political context of Scotland would be highly advantageous.

You’ll have degree level education or have requisite experience, be an excellent team player and be able to work across a varied organisation and take a corporate viewpoint.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions. This role will be part remote working and 2 days per week in the office in Edinburgh city centre. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.

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Governance Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,658
  • Edinburgh (minimum 2 days per week in office)
  • Closing 11th October 2022

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.

The Governance Coordinator will coordinate the governance function of RCGP Scotland, ensuring that the relevant committees and groups are fully supported and operate efficiently and effectively.

We are looking for someone with exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude. You will have previous experience of providing full administrative and governance support to committees and groups.

You will:

  • organise and provide a full secretariat service for the quarterly Scottish Council meetings and AGM
  • provide governance support to all necessary committees and groups
  • maintain an accurate register of all RCGP Scotland committee and group members
  • ensure the smooth running of the online Scottish Patient Forum
  • organise and provide a secretariat service to other meetings as required
  • respond to internal and external requests in a timely manner
  • organise travel and accommodation where required.

This role will involve hybrid working with a minimum of two working days in the Edinburgh office in the city centre. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.

If you’re enthusiastic, driven, and want a role where you can really make a difference to the organisation and your own career, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

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Projects and Initiatives Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,434
  • Edinburgh, hybrid working (minimum 2 days in the office)
  • Closing 9th October 2022

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.

RCGP Scotland is looking for a Projects & Initiatives Team Manager with demonstrable experience of leading a team successfully to develop and deliver a range of diverse projects and initiatives.

You will be a self-starter with the ability to work flexibly and on your own initiative, delivering high quality work to tight deadlines with competing demands. You will have the expertise to lead, motivate and develop your team and to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders alike.

You will have proven project management experience from preparation of project proposals through to implementation and completion, with the ability to oversee a range of projects concurrently, making strategic decisions and providing direction to your team.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in activities which support GPs at all stages of their career, and which will improve primary healthcare in Scotland.

This role is offered on a full-time basis 35 hours per week and is covering a period of maternity leave until January 2024. This role will involve hybrid working with a minimum of two working days in the Edinburgh office in the city centre. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.

If you’re enthusiastic, driven, and want a role where you can really make a difference to the organisation and your own career, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

Please download the Candidate Pack to view the full job description.

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