Vacancy: Online Education Officer

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Salary: £25,092 – 12month Fixed Term Contract

35 hours per week

With a worldwide reputation for educational excellence the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh exists to promote the highest standards of patient care. One of the ways we do this is by our programme of education to support doctors who are pursuing a career in specialist internal medicine.

The Role

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details.

A vacancy has arisen for an exceptional candidate to join the RCPE Education team, in a new role that has been created to support the delivery of exciting developments in the College’s education strategy.

This role is an opportunity to help make our education available to thousands more doctors and medical students worldwide. We expect you to be so enthusiastic about our education programme that you’ll want to let people know about it – using twitter, facebook, blogs and other channels of communication.

The Person

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details.

We welcome applications from cheerful, capable, meticulous individuals.  You’ll need to be a self-starter with a positive attitude and a genuine interest in technology and communications.  You will be given clear direction in this role but will be able to help us to develop our online education programme in ways that engage and meet the needs of physicians, and ultimately, patients throughout the world.

If you don’t already have experience of all the technology we use, you won’t be fazed but will have the confidence to explore it.  Excellent organisation skills are essential as you’ll need the ability to keep track of where you’re up to with multiple pieces of work, and you’ll need to pay attention to detail as you will screen up to 200 lectures annually prior to publication, tagging and uploading content, and will assist in ensuring our online education is as accessible as possible on a wide range of mobile and tablet devices.

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £25,092 per annum plus benefits.  Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 23 days annual leave (with incremental increase over five years to 28 days) and 11 days public holiday/College close downs.
  • Life assurance scheme.
  • Long-term income protection scheme for those unable to work due to illness.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounted rates for use of the venue for personal events. 


How to Apply

  • All applicants are required to submit a completed application form.
  • A CV may be included with your application.
  • Please send your application form and supporting documentation in word format only (not converted to .pdf).
  • Please note agencies need not apply


Closing Date:                    Midday on Monday 26 October 2020

Interviews:                        Wednesday 4th November 2020

Informal enquiries to:    Tim Johnson, Learning Technologist and Co-ordinator – 0131 247 3626 or


Completed applications should be returned to:

Or, to HR Department, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ.  


Application Closing Date: 
Monday, 26 October, 2020