RCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£65-70K dependent on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

An exciting opportunity to drive meaningful change on a range of issues impacting the health of women and girls around the world by joining our External Affairs directorate at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) as our new Director of Communications.

About the role

Through first-rate media relations and social media, the RCOG Communications Team protects, enhances and builds the reputation of the College, and promotes the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology. We advocate for better women’s health by developing and managing strategic communications campaigns and activities aligned to the RCOG’s strategic aims and objectives.

The RCOG has significantly built up its public profile over the last few years. The Director of Communications leads the RCOG’s strategic communications to drive the impact of our campaigns, build our reputation and profile and increase our influence in support of our global mission to improve the health of women and girls.

The College’s Communications Team sits within the External Affairs Directorate, which also includes Policy and Public Affairs, Digital Transformation and Business Development. The External Affairs Directorate is responsible for enhancing the external profile and presence of the RCOG.

About you

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experience in a senior communications role in a busy media environment and complex multi-stakeholder environment
  • Experience of developing and implementing communications strategy with measurable outcomes
  • Experience of implementing a social media strategy
  • Experience of handling crisis communications and dealing with complex and sensitive issues

Our culture and benefits

As a key member of the team, you will be located in our brand-new offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly, values led working culture with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Agile and flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and office closure from 25 December to 1 January
  • Up to 10% employer pension contribution after probation
  • Enhanced occupational Maternity, Adoption, and Shared Parental leave policies
  • Interest-free bike, season ticket and technology loans after probation
  • Tailored Learning and Development and study leave
  • Affinity staff networks
  • Free lunch (onsite only)
  • Employee Support Service counselling
  • Life Assurance Scheme

Closing date: 10.00am on Wednesday 15 June 

We believe that diverse teams will deliver the best outcomes for women's healthcare and we strive to be an inclusive employer. We are therefore looking for candidates whose backgrounds, experience and identity enhance the diversity of our existing team. We are particularly encouraging applications from underrepresented groups at the College such as those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with a disability.

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

About us

The RCOG is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. 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 global leader in this specialist area, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally. We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.

Posted on: 27 May 2022
Closed date: 15 June 2022 at 10:00
Tags: Communications, PR, Senior Management