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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.

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  • 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

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Current Vacancies:

Job Title: Digital Lead
Reports to: Head of Communications & Engagement
Line reports: None
Contract terms: Permanent
Location: 18 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

 Main Purpose and Deliverables

The Digital Lead, working with the Head of Communications & Engagement, will manage the development and implementation of the digital communications strategy to engage members and other key stakeholders.  He/she will be responsible for the daily management of topical content on the full suite of RCOphth sharing and digital platforms and will work closely with the other team members across departments.

Main Areas of Work and Responsibility

  • Responsible for leading the overall digital communications culture and strategy in the Royal College
  • Write and develop dynamic and engaging professional content across all digital channels
  • Be a digital role model and encourage a positive digital culture, providing expert support, training and advise to colleagues and members
  • Audit and research trends in digital membership communications to improve user experience
  • Maintain an active understanding and interest in the role of the RCOphth and its members

You can download and read the full job description here