Vacancy for RCP registrar

The RCP is inviting applications from fellows for the role of RCP registrar, to take up office from 23 September 2018 for an initial 4-year term.

This is an opportunity for a fellow with energy and strategic vision to take on a significant leadership role on a national platform. The registrar is one of five senior college officers who support the president and has overall responsibility for clinical and professional affairs at the RCP.

The registrar helps shape the direction of the RCP, leading on matters relating to:

  • membership
  • governance
  • invited service reviews
  • regional engagement
  • RCP Global.

The role also leads on areas relating to the RCP’s relationship with the NHS and is expected to be actively involved in policy discussions and activity. 

With the appointment of a deputy registrar later in 2018, there will be an opportunity to build a team to increase collaboration. This will enable the role to be flexible with the intention that some of the duties outlined in the job description will be shared in future. 

The role is 3-days per week and the RCP would be willing to negotiate with employers regarding a backfill arrangement. 

How to apply

Applications should comprise a short CV and cover letter addressed to the current registrar, Dr Andrew Goddard. The cover letter should clearly set out how you fulfil the person specification.

Please return applications by email to by 5pm on Friday 22 June 2018. The provisional interview date has been scheduled for Tuesday 3 July.

Find out more

If you would like to discuss the role prior to applying please contact:

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The Royal College of Physicians welcomes and actively seeks to recruit to its activities people of any race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. We are looking to create a diverse senior team and would be open to discussion on flexible working arrangements.