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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists ensures that the highest achievable standards of eye care are delivered for patients through excellence in the training, education and assessment of eye doctors and their continuing professional development.

The College currently employs 32 staff at our Euston, London office. Colleagues work in department teams and with members, committees and groups that support the work and activities of the College. It is a busy College and you will learn a lot about eye health, how the NHS works in the UK and the training and education of doctors who have chosen to specialise in ophthalmology. We moved to a new refurbished and contemporary office space in December 2015 with good transport links. The office is a relaxed but hard-working environment and new staff feel at home within a few short weeks.

In a recent staff survey, over 80% of staff agreed that the College is a ‘good place to work’ and is committed to supporting ‘a good work/life balance’. View the current benefits offered to staff.

When making an application, please ensure that you follow the instructions as outlined in the summary for each role and include:

  • your work history including any gaps, relevant qualifications and your education
  • examples of work experience, competencies and the behaviours that are relevant to the job and person specification

You should email your application and the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk no later than the closing date for the application.

Unfortunately, the College cannot acknowledge receipt of applications and will only contact shortlisted applicants.

Role Summary Closing date for application
HR Manager
Part time, 21 hours a week, permanent
Salary: £23,377 – £26,725, depending on experience (FTE £38,961 – £44,542)
The College is seeking an experienced HR Manager to lead in the development of an excellent HR service to meet the College’s needs.

This is a new role, and it will present the post holder with a unique opportunity to develop and implement an HR strategy for the College. The post holder will be responsible for the development of employee engagement and learning and development activities and will contribute to the development of paperless HR practices. The post holder will also be tasked with a complete review and development of HR policies.

The successful candidate will be a proven HR generalist with significant experience of managing a wide range of HR issues. The post holder will have excellent, all round communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work flexibly and on their own initiative.

Please find the application pack here.

To apply, please email a supporting statement and your CV to staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Thandi Mtetwa on 020 7935 0702. 

Office hours are 09.00-17.00.

Applicants must already have the right to work within the UK without restriction.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies. 

17:00, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 9 September 2019

Education and Training Co-ordinator
Full time, permanent Salary: £29,993 – 34,145 (dependent on experience)
The College is currently seeking an Education and Training Co-ordinator to provide high level administrative support. The Education and Training Co-ordinator will be responsible for managing the integrity of the College’s e-portfolio.

The post holder will also support the Ophthalmic Trainees Group and undertake other administrative duties in consultation with the Head and Deputy Head of Education and Training.
The successful candidate will be an administrator who can work flexibly with a varied workload and is well organised. The post holder will work well as part of a team, have excellent, all round communication and interpersonal skills, and be able work on their own initiative.

Please find the application pack here.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk or send your CV and covering letter by post to Jo Longden, Executive Assistant, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 18 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD.

If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact Alex Tytko, Head of Education and Training, on 020 7935 0702.  Office hours are 09.00-17.00 or via staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk.

Applicants must already have the right to work within the UK without restriction.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

17:00, Tuesday 27 August 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4 September 2019

Examinations Assistant
Full time, permanent
Salary: £22,438 – £25,164 (dependent on experience)
The College is currently seeking an Examinations Assistant to provide administrative support to the Examinations Department in the delivery of exams for eye doctors.  This is an opportunity to join a friendly and hardworking team, supporting an integral College function.

The successful candidate will be a proven administrator who can work flexibly with a varied workload and is well organised.  The post holder will work well as part of a team, have excellent, all round communication and interpersonal skills, and be able work on their own initiative.

Please find the application pack here.

Applications in the form of a CV and supporting statement should be emailed to the College at staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk 

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Dylan Costello on 020 7935 0702. 

Office hours are 09.00-17.00.

Applicants must already have the right to work within the UK without restriction.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

17:00, Thursday 15 August 2019 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 August 2019

Examinations Co-ordinator
Full time, maternity cover (13 months)
Salary: £29,993 – £34,145 (dependent on experience)
The College is currently seeking an Examinations Co-ordinator to manage the College’s Part 1 FRCOphth examination – which is the first examination taken by trainee Ophthalmologists.  This is an opportunity to join a friendly and hardworking team, supporting an integral College function.

The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator who can work flexibly with a varied workload and is well organised.  The post holder will be accustomed to providing a high quality of service to ensure that candidates have a positive experience of the College and will be able work on their own initiative.

Please find the application pack here.

Applications in the form of a CV and supporting statement should be emailed to the College at staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Dylan Costello on 020 7935 0702. 

Office hours are 09.00-17.00.

Applicants must already have the right to work within the UK without restriction.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

17:00, Thursday 15 August 2019
Interviews will held on Wednesday 28 August 2019
Stakeholder Engagement Co-ordinator
Full time
Salary: £29,993 – £34,145 (dependent on experience)
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists champions excellence in the practice of ophthalmology. We are the only professional membership body for medically qualified ophthalmologists and for those undergoing specialist training to become ophthalmologists. We act as the voice of the profession on behalf of 4,000 members.

It is an exciting time to join as we are developing our strategy for the next three years.  A key part is the continuing expansion of communications and engagement with key stakeholders, building relationships with high worth external stakeholders in government and the NHS healthcare system as well as members and staff.

The successful candidate for the new role of Stakeholder Engagement Co-ordinator will have lots of opportunity to develop and use their skills and experience to help us on our journey of putting eye health and ophthalmology high on the healthcare agenda. It is a varied role and has line-managed responsibility for public affairs, press office and internal stakeholder project development.  You will be busy!

Please find the application pack here.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role to staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Liz Price, Head of Communications & Engagement on 020 7935 0702 between the hours of  09.00-15.00hrs.

Applicants must already have the right to work within the UK without restriction.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

17:00, Friday 2 August 2019
Fundraising Manager
Part time, 3 days per week (2 year fixed term contract)
Salary:  £38,961 – £44,542 (dependent on experience)
The College is looking for a Fundraising Manager to develop a fundraising strategy to support the College’s new strategic plan. This is a new role for the College and represents a career-defining opportunity for a fundraiser to create new cases for support to improve what the College offers.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, and will have the ability to collaborate with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Please find the application pack here.

To apply, please submit a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements, attach your CV and  email both to staff.vacancies@rcophth.ac.uk  or post your documents to Jo Longden, Executive Assistant, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 18 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD.

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Kathy Evans on 020 7935 0702.  Office hours are 09.00-17.00.

Applicants must already have the right to work within the UK without restriction.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

Deadline extended to 17:00, Friday 16 August 2019