RCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
London, Greater London
c. £65,000 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are seeking a confident self-starter with excellent communication skills to join the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) as Director of the Centre for Women’s Global Health (CfWGH).

About us:

The RCOG is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care with 16,000 members worldwide. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the core of everything we do.

Established in 2017, the Centre for Women’s Global Health is a dedicated team focused on delivering RCOG’s mission to improve girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health in low-income countries and ensure they are able to realise their sexual and reproductive health rights. This is critical to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 3 (SDG3) on health and 5 (SDG5) on gender equality and empowering all girls and women by 2030.

About the role:

As a member of the RCOG Senior Leadership Team, you will be directly responsible for providing strategic direction and management oversight of the CfWGH portfolio of projects, ensuring the maintenance and improvement of the quality of our programmes. You will be instrumental in the planning and delivery of a new and exciting three-year multimillion $USD project that focuses on improving access to safe abortion and family planning by linking health providers to evidence, professional development opportunities and advocacy platforms.

As part of your programme development and delivery duties, you will work in collaboration with the Trusts, Foundations and Partnerships Manager to establish the Centre’s funding priorities, ensuring there is a pipeline of new programme ideas from which to develop funding bids and pursue partnership opportunities.


As the ideal candidate, you will have:     

  • Master’s degree in international development, public health, or other related field
  • Experience in managing women’s health projects in low resource settings
  • In depth experience of working with a wide range of international partners and professionals, including Ministry of Health officials, to negotiate and progress programme activities
  • Proven competence in raising and managing grant funds, monitoring and documenting project progress and submitting comprehensive narrative and financial reports to donors
  • Experience of working with advocacy teams in driving positive change on women’s sexual and reproductive health rights


As an important member of the team, you will be located in our new, bespoke offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Free staff lunch

How to apply:

To apply and to download the full Job Description and Person Specification, please visit our website.

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on 27 April 2020

Initial interviews are expected to take place w/c 4 May 2020

At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

[We are only accepting applicants with a right to work in the UK; we are unable to sponsor people requiring a work visa]


Posted on: 08 April 2020
Closed date: 27 April 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Senior Management