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

Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,868
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st January 2019

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.

The Projects Officer will be responsible for developing and managing a range of projects, initiatives and continuing professional development (CPD) activities that will contribute to the professional development of General Practitioners, support changes to the health agenda and improve the quality of patient care in Scotland.

Educated to HND level or equivalent, your day-to-day focus will be:

• Managing the successful delivery of outcomes of a range of projects, initiatives, events and activities simultaneously to a high standard, working with the Projects and Initiatives Team Manager to ensure the budgets for each activity are managed effectively.

• Developing high quality project proposals and business cases to seek funding that could lead to the establishment of new costed and viable projects. This includes devising budget income and expenditure and ensuring that any funded project meet the terms of the offer of grant, including regular progress and finance updates and forecasting.

• Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to build strong working relationships and represent RCGP Scotland. Effectively communicate the key deliverables and outcomes of projects effectively with internal Officers, UK Colleagues and external stakeholders to raise the profile of the work done in RCGP Scotland.

• In the absence of the Projects and Initiatives Team Manager, provide support to other team members, leading them to successfully deliver their objectives and providing mentoring and line management support.

• Be an interested and positive member of staff within RCGP, working closely with others to ensure that the College in Scotland is seen to be the responsive, courteous, credible and efficient organisation it is, both by its members and other key audiences.

To do that effectively, applicants should have proven project management experience and excellent time management and prioritisation skills to deliver a range of successful initiatives and activities. You’ll also have strong communication skills – written and verbal - experience of setting and managing budgets, marketing and an excellent understanding of general practice, primary care and the health care agenda.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to work methodically and on own initiative to deliver a range of activities with competing demands, make decisions and respond to changing needs.

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
  • £21,300
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2018

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 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 Executive Administrator who will provide administrative support to the Chair and Manager of RCGP Scotland and the wider Communications and Public Affairs Team and Deputy Chair (Policy) to take forward tasks that support the activity of RCGP Scotland. Key tasks for this role will be managing the diaries of the Chair, Manager of RCGP Scotland, and Deputy Chair (Policy), arranging and attending meetings and carrying out related administrative tasks, ensuring accurate minutes are taken and being the first point of contact on all queries. The post holder will also be required to administer travel booking and work closely with other members of staff, towards the aims and objectives of the Communications and Public Affairs Team.

Educated to HNC level or equivalent, you will have an excellent working knowledge of MS Office along with experience of administration work. You will also have experience of using your strong customer service and communication skills. You will have strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise your own workload and meet deadlines in a busy environment.

Candidates should have:

· Excellent listening and communication skills, both written and verbal, with personnel at all levels;

· Excellent diary and time management skills with the ability to prioritise effectively to meet conflicting deadlines;

· A high standard of attention to detail in published material (e.g. e-mail and letter correspondence, progress reports, papers, and so on);

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

· A knowledge of working in the NHS or other health related organisations (desirable).

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

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,868
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th November 2018

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 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.

Are you passionate about the rights of patients to access a GP when they need one? Interested in using your influencing skills to protect the NHS for future generations? Want to join a successful team that is truly influencing debates on the future of healthcare across Scotland and the UK?

If this sounds like you, why not join us? We are looking for an experienced Policy and Public Affairs Officer to carry out policy research and analysis, add to the political debate, support the work of our communications team and help us plan and implement high-impact campaigns to achieve our strategic objectives. Your day-to-day focus will be on supporting RCGP Scotland to make positive change to the healthcare system, as well as cooperating with the rest of the Policy and Campaigns team across the UK on plans to realise the priorities selected by our membership.

Our new Policy and Public Affairs Officer will play a significant role in the development of general practice in Scotland. You’ll see and change the broad scope and the detail of primary care through monitoring, analysing, developing and influencing general practice and College policy and communications in Scotland and the UK. You’ll be securing and developing the general practice service that the public want, through working on our high profile campaigns, supporting our Scottish Council’s nationwide representatives.

To do that effectively, you’ll have a strong knowledge of the Scottish political landscape and you’ll be able to demonstrate your experience of research and analysis. Alongside a GP Executive Officer, you’ll take forward the work and activities of our Patient Partnership in Practice (P3) committee, ensuring the patient voice sits at the core of our efforts. You’ll be able to show how you’ve produced high quality briefings, documents or other written materials in the pursuit of policy development and discussion. You’ll be able to evidence how you have previously worked well with the media and it would be great if that work represented the views of a membership organisation.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with a demonstrable track record of press, public affairs and influencing. They will be able to use a variety of channels to communicate and engage with different audiences, from our patient supporters to decision makers and opinion formers. They will bring experience of planning and delivering projects as well as the ability to develop a strong understanding of the health system and the issues affecting general practitioners in Scotland.

Each day at work you can expect, among many other things, to:

  • Undertake policy development, influencing and communications work in response to public policy and to further the College’s goals as set out in the RCGP Strategic Plan
  • Provide support to the Chair, Deputy Chair, Officers, RCGP Scotland Manager and Communications and Public Affairs Manager in monitoring, analysing, developing and influencing general practice and College policy and communications in Scotland and the UK
  • Work with the Devolved Councils Campaigns Officer to ensure that the Scottish context is represented in relation to RCGP UK-wide policy development and campaigning
  • Support College campaigning activity across Scotland
  • Be an interested and active member of the staff team within RCGP, working closely with others to ensure that the College in Scotland is seen to be the responsive, courteous, credible and efficient organisation it is, by both its members and other key audiences.

You should be educated to degree standard or have equivalent work experience.

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.

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