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Reference: 72061

Date Added: 26 July 2019
Closing Date: 16 August 2019

Job Title: Senior Director, National Guideline Alliance (NGA)

Working For: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Location: London

Salary: £67,440-£71,227 per annum

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Director to join the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and provide strategic direction to the National Guideline Alliance (NGA), ensuring clarity of vision and purpose, supporting the development of national evidence-based clinical and social care guidelines.

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5hrs per week)

About us

The RCOG is commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to produce evidence-based guidelines for health and social care in England and Wales on a wide variety of topics including women and children’s health, cancer and mental health. NICE guidance use the best available evidence to improve the quality of care within the NHS and Social Care and informs practitioners, the public and government agencies.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course.

We are a global leader in this specialist area and are in our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally. We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.

About the role

As Senior Director, you will oversee relationship and contract management, holding accountability for a circa £3m per annum budget, and provide strategic and operational leadership to the NGA, fostering a culture of continuous improvement through experience and shared learning. Working alongside the RCOG Executive Directors and Directors you will manage and support College staff, as well as NGA staff, to ensure high levels of performance and achievement.

You will be an effective leader, communicator, negotiator and influencer, able to implement effective change management with stakeholders at all levels and building relationships and networks with external organisations in order to maximise the adoption and spread of NICE guidelines. Whilst previous experience of guideline development is not essential, you will be able to demonstrate your interest and understanding in the positive impact guidelines make in improving health and social care.


As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Masters level qualification in a relevant area or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Delivery of strong assurance of performance through robust programme management
  • Knowledge of current NHS policy
  • High level critical thinking skills with the ability to think, plan and manage strategically in terms of evidence-based practice and patient/service user focus
  • Ability to analyse numerical and written data and draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present it in a clear and concise manner

For information on our benefits, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 16 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply, please visit our website via the Apply button, to download the full Job Description and Person Specification, along with the application form. Please return your completed application form to jobs@rcog.org.uk. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gary Waltham, Executive Director for Development via gwaltham@rcog.org.uk

If you have further questions you can contact the HR Department on 020 7772 6453. At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Website: https://www.rcog.org.uk/

Additional Notes

29th July 2019 - The Job Details and Application Details have been updated.