Greater London
Holborn, Greater London
£46,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

£46,000 pa dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits
London WC1
35 hours per week, full-time

Due to Covid restrictions all staff are currently working from home however once it is safe to do so the London office will reopen and staff will be required to work from the office for a minimum of 60% of the week and the remainder from home.

As Head of Committees, you will provide high quality committee services support for the senior committees within the College, leading on the recruitment of volunteers, the awards process and providing direction and support to committee administrators.

This is a very exciting, varied and unique role in which you will take a hands-on approach in committee management, helping to embed organisational values and driving engagement to the delivery of strategic objectives within the organisation.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will ensure that the Board of Trustees and senior committees of the College are organised and managed to the highest standards and that appropriate and timely procedural and business management advice is provided to the chairs and members of the relevant bodies, along with the senior officers.

You will also drive forward the work of Council, the RCPCH Specialty Board and the work being undertaken by the ELAC committee, including drafting papers. Championing committee management improvements across all College committees, you will ensure consistency and efficiency, with an annual audit of performance. In addition, you will lead on the awards process, including PAFTAs and restricted funded awards on behalf of the College.

Educated to A-level or equivalent, you will have outstanding communication skills and excellent report writing abilities, being able to present information in a fluent and persuasive manner to a range of people at all levels.

With a background of working with and influencing a variety of teams across an organisation, your proven organisational skills and ability to adopt an orderly and precise approach to following standard procedures and ways of working will ensure that the College meets its legal requirements in respect of its committee processes, timescales and business planning.
You should also have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to show tact, discretion and diplomacy as necessary along with a clear understanding and ability to manage information that is of a confidential and sensitive nature.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health sets and maintains standards for the education and training of all doctors working in paediatrics and child health in the UK. We advocate on child health issues at home and internationally. Additionally, through a variety of activities, the College influences the quality of medical practice for children in hospital and in the community.

The RCPCH has more than 20,000 members and fellows and employs around 170 staff, most of whom work in our London office in Holborn. We have smaller offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The RCPCH wants to represent all the communities we serve. Appointment will be made solely on merit. However, the College is particularly keen to receive applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, and/or candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented at this level of the organisation.

In the current context of COVID-19, the majority of staff are presently working from home. 

Closing date: 10th March 2021 at midnight
Interview Date: TBC

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Posted on: 19 February 2021
Closed date: 10 March 2021
Tags: Management, Governance

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