Chief Executive Officer

Ref: 6330

Royal College of General Practitioners

London, UK

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Role Managed by:

Jaanvi Patel

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: £160,000-£175,000

Closing Date: 13/02/2023

Formal Interview Date: Thursday 23 March 2023

Founded in 1952, and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1972, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is the professional membership body for GPs in the UK with more than 54,000 members worldwide. Our objective is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice to improve the care patients receive. We support GPs through all stages of their career, from medical students first considering general practice, through training, to qualified years and retirement.

Specifically, the College is committed to the following four objectives: shaping the future of general practice; ensuring general practice education meets the changing needs of UK primary care; growing and supporting a strong, engaged membership; and ensuring the College is the voice of general practitioners.

The RCGP is now seeking to appoint a new CEO to continue to lead the growth and development of the organisation in line with its purpose and new strategy for 2023. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as the most senior executive within the RCGP and has a pivotal role in ensuring that the core objectives of the organisation are fulfilled. The CEO is responsible for the effective leadership and day to day management of all activities for the RCGP. Together with the Chair of Council, the Chair of the Trustee Board and the Executive Management Team the new CEO will have the opportunity to shape and deliver an effective long-term strategy, provide expert commercial and financial stewardship and ensure the structures and resources are in place to grow and sustain the RCGP.

The successful applicant will demonstrate proven ability to work within a complex organisation and build relationships with an elected body. They will have strong commercial acumen and evidence of working effectively within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. They will share RCGP’s values of compassion, inclusivity, sustainability, accountability and integrity, and work towards to ensuring there is a positive, inclusive culture within the College.

We encourage you to arrange a discussion with our search partner, Perrett Laver, to find out more about the opportunity.

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday 13th February at 09.00 GMT.

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