Vacancy with: 
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Role:                    College Officer

Salary:                 £21,721 pro rata (£17,376)

Department:      Corporate Services – Venue Team

Core Hours:        28 hours per week worked over 7 days with an emphasis on weekend working

Since 1848 the College has been based in the historic buildings at 8 – 13 Queen Street. Following a recent £3.5m investment we are in an exciting phase of the College’s development with the aspiration to become the Venue of Choice in Edinburgh.

The Role

College Officers play a key role as part of the Venue Team of the College.

They have a range of duties that bring them into direct contact on a daily basis with staff, Fellows and Members of the College and guests to the College attending both internal and external, commercial events.

In support of events, duties performed include setting up rooms and equipment and meeting the on-site needs of clients both during and outside of office hours. College Officers also ensure the safety and security of staff and the public are maintained whilst using the building. This will include completing appropriate security checks, supporting the emergency response team as a first aider and responding to fire alarms.

College Officers are also responsible for opening and closing the building and act as emergency key holders in the event of security or safety issues out of hours for which there is a remuneration payment.

Other duties include providing support to the Buildings Officer by addressing any building issues or overseeing maintenance out of hours, assisting the fire officer in all aspects of fire prevention, policy and training and supporting College ceremonial events.

The Person

First and foremost, the College is looking for a candidate who is well presented, with good people skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders – both internal and external.

You will possess good organisational skills and be self-motivated, have general maintenance skills and a good standard of physical fitness to cope with the manual handling part of the role. Customer facing experience will be an advantage.

Hours of Work

The standard working week for the post holder will be 28 hours worked flexibly between 7am to 10pm over 7 days with an emphasis on weekend working.

The post holder may be required to work extra hours according to the needs of the College for which overtime arrangements are agreed. Enhanced rates of pay will apply according to when you are directed to work.


The core salary for this role will be £21,721 pro rata plus benefits. Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 23 days annual leave pro rata (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. 

This is a part-time, permanent role based on-site 100% of the time at the College in Queen Street, Edinburgh.

Full details, including the job description and application form can be found on the College Website.

How to Apply

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


Closing Date:     9am, Tuesday 30th May                

Interviews:         Likely to be Wednesday 14th or Thursday 15th June

Informal enquiries to: Stewart Adam, Senior College Officer by telephone on 0131 247 3617 or email at OR Nigel Owen, Head of Corporate Services by telephone on 0131 247 3647 or e-mail at

Completed applications should be returned to:

Application Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 30 May, 2023

This vacancy is now closed.

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