Head of Workforce Information
Circa £46,000 pa plus excellent benefits
Holborn, London WC1 (60%) and home based (40%)
35 hours per week, full-time
The Head of Workforce Information is a highly influential role in which you will manage a workforce information team with responsibility for collecting, analysing and disseminating data and evidence from the paediatric workforce landscape projects the RCPCH manages, to ensure the College maintains its profile in shaping the paediatric workforce across the UK with the ultimate aim of improving child health.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Quality Improvement, you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the RCPCH workforce strategy, along with other senior officers and staff. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly strategic individual with in-depth knowledge and experience in workforce planning across health services.
With experience in the management of workforce information systems and data analysis, you will translate this into robust recommendations and develop external relationships with key decision makers to ensure that there are the right number of paediatricians, in the right place at the right time.
This will involve building and managing external relationships with contacts in national and local bodies responsible for child health workforce planning decision making and providing specialist knowledge and advice on a range of workforce issues.
With a degree (or equivalent) in a scientific, research, or data-focused discipline, you should have an excellent understanding of Health Services and structures in the UK, along with detailed knowledge of the medical and non-medical health workforce. You should also have an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research, literature searches, systematic reviews, analysis methodologies and tools.
With strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a demonstrable ability to understand, discuss and present complex issues around health service planning and workforce issues, you will also have experience of writing for and publishing medical or scientific information for a range of audiences.
The RCPCH Research and Quality Improvement Directorate aims to promote evidence-based practice amongst paediatricians and improve the quality of care and health outcomes for infants, children, and young people. The Clinical Standards & Audit Programme of work encompasses a range of activities, from supporting clinical leads and other RCPCH members/experts with the development of evidence-based guidance and policy statements to facilitating high quality national audits to drive quality improvements in healthcare.
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.
Due to COVID-19 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.
Closing date: 31 May 2021 at 23.59.
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