Life at RCOphth

Careers at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists are rewarding and offer opportunities to develop new skills. Find out more about what we do and what life at the RCOphth is like.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is a membership body and currently employs 32 staff in a contemporary office space in Euston, London. Colleagues work in department teams and with members, committees and external groups that support the work and activities of the College.

We are a busy organisation, leading improvements in the management of patients with eye diseases and training the ophthalmic workforce.  Working at the College is an opportunity to learn about eye health, how the NHS works in the UK and the training and education of doctors who have chosen to specialise in ophthalmology.

As a team member at RCOphth, you will support each other, our members, ophthalmologists at various stages of their careers.  You will also learn about eye health, how the NHS works in the UK and collaborate with other organisations in the eye health sector.

We’ve been through a governance and culture review and have started up a Culture Champions staff group, as we strive to embed and demonstrate our values in everything we do.

Our Values

Proud to work for the RCOphth

The 2023 staff engagement survey found that 89% of staff agreed that they were proud to work for the RCOphth and 79% agreed that they would recommend the RCOphth as a great place to work.

Our contemporary office in Euston, London is a great place to work and you can look forward to a rewarding career with continued opportunities to learn and develop.

Staff have opportunities to influence staff benefits, enjoy social activities and be part of the Wellbeing or Social Groups. The office is a relaxed but hard-working environment and new staff feel at home within a few short weeks.

Join our team

We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in the jobs we advertise.  Make sure you follow the instructions to apply as outlined in the summary for each role and include supporting information that you believe will enhance your application.

To apply, follow the instructions and complete the forms in the application pack. Unfortunately, the College cannot acknowledge receipt of applications and will only contact shortlisted applicants.

Please find the Job Applicant Privacy Notice here.

Current Vacancies

If you have a passion for high-quality eyecare for all and the skills and experience to contribute to our work, please take a look at our RCOphth vacancies.


Benefits of working for the RCOphth

We offer a supportive working environment in friendly, modern offices in a central London location with excellent transport links. Find out more about the benefits of working for the College.

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