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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.

Working at the RCOphth

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

The RCOphth currently has two NOD Audit Project Manager positions available:

  1. One is a full time role for the Cataract Surgery Audit on fixed term (maternity cover) contract.
  2. The second role is a permanent position to deliver a new, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Audit project.

Please state if you wish to be considered for one, or both roles.

The National Ophthalmology Database, managed by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), is recognised by clinicians, NICE, GIRFT and industry as an exemplar large-scale audit that can deliver system transformation that improves the quality and safety of patient care.

Cataract Surgery Audit Project Manager – National Ophthalmology Database

Have you got the skills and experience to manage a high-profile national project on the quality of ophthalmic care in the UK? This is an exciting role where you will lead in the development and delivery of the audit, managing each stage and deliverable to completion.

Fixed-term (maternity cover)
Hours: 35hrs per week

Salary: £36,89 to £39,939 depending on experience (please state your salary expectations in your covering letter).

Application process

Find out more about this exciting role:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter (explaining how you meet the person specification along with your salary expectations) to [email protected].

We are currently running interviews remotely, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your covering letter. We will do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this time.

Application timetable

Closing date: 5.00pm Wednesday 28th July
1st round interviews: w/c 2nd August

More information:
For more information on the role, please contact Beth Barnes via [email protected]

National Ophthalmology Database Manager

Have you got the skills and experience to manage a high-profile national project? This is an exciting new role where you will implement effective strategies and programmes to direct and manage the NOD’s (National Ophthalmology Database) operational activities.

Fixed-term (3 years)
Hours: 21hrs per week

Salary: £39,939 to £43,269 depending on experience (please state your salary expectations in your covering letter).

Application process

Find out more about this exciting role:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter (explaining how you meet the person specification along with your salary expectations) to [email protected].

Application timetable

Closing date: 5.00pm Thursday, 2nd September
1st round interviews: Thursday 16th September (at the College premises – 18 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD)

More information:
For more information on the role, please contact Beth Barnes via [email protected]