Salary: £28,635 (17,180 pro rata)
Department : Education, Training & Assessment - Examinations
Permanent contract, 21 hours per week

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and proactive individual to contribute to all operational aspects of delivery of MRCP(UK) PACES examinations and other College exams and related events. The role holder would be responsible for supporting the examination manager and other members of the department at all stages of the UK PACES examination journey, from exam preparation through to on the day delivery support to supporting examiner services with the analysis of examiner data and promoting future examination support and development while providing a professional customer service at all times. They would also, provide accurate administration support for all PACES examinations and other relevant events held in the College as well as providing ad-hoc support to work streams as directed.

The post holder must:

  • Possess good IT skills and experience (including: MS Office software) and digital skills.
  • Have demonstrable experience of providing administrative support with good organisational skills.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Be capable of accurate data entry and show attention to detail in maintaining records.
  • Have the ability to multi-task and manage potentially conflicting priorities, while remaining calm under pressure.
  • Be confident to work on own initiative.
  • Be a self-starter and highly motivated.
  • Be an excellent team player, with the confidence to share experience and knowledge with colleagues.
  • Be confident in dealing with a range of people and organisations.
  • Have exceptional people skills with a dedications to ensure a professional level of customer service.
  • Demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ attitude and ability to accommodate change.
  • Be able to identify their own training needs to conduct self-directed learning and upskilling.

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role is £28,635 (£17,180 pro rata) per annum plus benefits. Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 23 days annual leave with incremental increases leading to 28 days after five years’ service. All employees receive 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.


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).
  • Agencies need not apply.


Closing Date:  9am Wednesday 30th November              
Interviews:    Likely to be 13th/14th December               
Informal enquiries to:   Louise Thompson, Examinations Manager - 0131 247 3612 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: 
Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

This vacancy is now closed.

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