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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 [email protected] no later than the closing date for the application.

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

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Role Summary Closing date for application
Workforce Manager

Salary: £36,706 – £41,917 per year (dependent on experience)

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists sets the professional specialty standards for the delivery of NHS hospital and community eye services in the UK and advises key stakeholders on ophthalmology workforce and commissioning issues.

The Workforce Manager will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the NHS, the medical workforce and professional medical membership organisations.

You will lead the coordination and delivery of projects to improve the quality, scope, analysis and use of data to develop insightful business intelligence for the RCOphth.  This is to impact our workforce strategy, communications and policy development, supporting our campaigns to improve capacity for ophthalmologists and the wider multidisciplinary workforce.

The right person will have proven project management skills, working with clinical chairs and staff to deliver potentially high-profile projects. You will have the ability and confidence to present qualitative and quantitative data in a meaningful way with senior members of the medical profession, policy and NHS leadership and staff at all levels.

This is a pivotal role in development of our workforce strategy and policy development across the medical specialty of ophthalmology.

Please find the application pack here.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] 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 Beth Barnes, Head of Professional Support, on 020 7935 0702.  Office hours are 09.00-17.00 or via [email protected].

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

17:00, Wednesday 26 February 2020

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020

Education and Training Co-ordinator

Salary: £30,593 – £34,828 per year (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 Dual Sponsorship Scheme and CESR.

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 send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] 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.

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Alex Tytko, Head of Education and Training, on 0207 935 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.

17:00, Tuesday 25 February 2020

Interviews will be held on Monday 9 March 2020