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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists ensures that the highest achievable standards of eye care are delivered for patients through excellence in the training, education and assessment of eye doctors and their continuing professional development.

The College currently employs 32 staff at our Euston, London office. Colleagues work in department teams and with members, committees and groups that support the work and activities of the College. It is a busy College and you will learn a lot about eye health, how the NHS works in the UK and the training and education of doctors who have chosen to specialise in ophthalmology. We moved to a new refurbished and contemporary office space in December 2015 with good transport links. The office is a relaxed but hard-working environment and new staff feel at home within a few short weeks.

In a recent staff survey, over 80% of staff agreed that the College is a ‘good place to work’ and is committed to supporting ‘a good work/life balance’. View the current benefits offered to staff.

When making an application, please ensure that you follow the instructions as outlined in the summary for each role and include:

  • your work history including any gaps, relevant qualifications and your education
  • examples of work experience, competencies and the behaviours that are relevant to the job and person specification

You should email your application and the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to [email protected] no later than the closing date for the application.

Unfortunately, the College cannot acknowledge receipt of applications and will only contact shortlisted applicants.

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Current Vacancies:

Finance Assistant

Part time (3 days a week), 9 month contract Salary: circa £26,282 FTE

The College is currently seeking a Finance Assistant to provide support during a period of change in the College’s Finance processes. This is a varied role and the post holder will be encouraged to contribute to improving the College’s systems and supporting College members and staff. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and proactive individual who is very organised with an ability to use their initiative. To apply, please email your CV to [email protected] with a supporting statement explaining why you believe your skills and experience make you suitable for the role and how you meet the requirements in the person specification. This role is temporarily remote however some travel to the College’s premises will be needed on an adhoc basis.

Closing date: 17.00 Monday, 19 October 2020.

Interviews: Wednesday, 28 October 2020 via Zoom.

Applicants must already have the right to work within the UK without restriction. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.