London, Greater London
Up to £85,000 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is seeking an exceptional individual with demonstrable strategic leadership skills to oversee the work of the Membership and Centre for Women’s Global Health teams, ensuring the delivery of the College’s vision, mission, values, strategic direction and corporate business plan.

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.

About the role

This is an exciting and unique opportunity in which you will play an instrumental role in the strategic development of two key departments within the College: Membership and the Centre for Women’s Global Health.

As a global College, with over 50% of our members practising outside the UK, the Membership and Global directorate is central to the delivery of our new five-year strategy, which aims to expand our reach and influence around the world. As a membership organisation, our 16,000+ members are at the heart of our work to improve care and outcomes for women and girls globally, and you will develop and lead an ambitious growth and engagement strategy in support of this ambition. You will ensure the RCOG provides high value support to O&G doctors in the UK and internationally, tailored to local and individual need. You will also lead on the College’s O&G workforce strategy, advocating for fair, collaborative and effective workforce cultures.

The College also has ambitious plans to expand our global health development work, building on successful programmes such as Leading Safe Choices, Making Abortion Safe and Essential Gynaecological Skills. To support this goal, you will be responsible for developing the strategy for the Centre for Women’s Global Health in line with the RCOG’s overall strategic plan and operational priorities. You will identify and deliver new global health initiatives that aim to improve women’s healthcare as well as leading on the College’s philanthropic fundraising activities. You will also work with the External Affairs team to identify and capitalise on opportunities to influence international women’s health policy.

In partnership with the CEO and your fellow Executive Directors, you will provide high-quality management of staff and ensure effective communication cross-College, between and among directorates, their committees and other departments. This role involves working closely with the Senior Vice President for Global Health, the Vice President for Membership and the Vice President for Workforce and Professionalism, and with them you will manage key stakeholder relationships including the International Representative Committees, Liaison Groups and Specialist Societies.

About you

We are seeking an individual with significant experience of global membership growth and engagement as well as membership product and service development and implementation knowledge. An effective communicator, you will have the ability to reach a wide range of audiences by leading international marketing and communications strategies. You will also have experience of developing, leading and implementing global health programmes, including fundraising. You will have a proven track record of financial and risk management as well as the ability to deliver strategic change in membership engagement and service implementation.


As an important member of the team, you will be located in our brand 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 (on-site only)

Please note that due to Covid-19, all College staff are currently working from home.

How to apply

To apply for this role and download the Job Pack, please visit our website via the Apply button. 

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 19th April 2021

Interviews: Friday 30th April 2021

The RCOG believes that only by building a diverse and inclusive organisation will the College, our staff and our members be able to reach their full potential. We are committed to building a culture where respect and understanding are fostered, where each individual is appreciated and supported as the unique person they are, and where the diversity of people’s backgrounds and experiences is positively valued and harnessed. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. To find out more please see our Diversity Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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Closed date: 19 April 2021
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