Digital Strategy & Transformation Lead
£57,418 - £63,880 (depending on experience)

The role will be for a minimum period of 12 months, and reviewed at the 6 month stage to agree and finalise contract period.  The role is also suitable as a secondment opportunity.

Our ability to use data and digital systems, develop analytical and digital skills, and see the world of health learning, education, training and quality management through a data and digital lens feature is a key aspect of the College’s Strategy to 2024. To help us achieve our goals we are now looking for a digital expert with strategic leadership and change management skills to provide externality and support across the College. The successful candidate will have experience of reshaping services, building digital partnerships, developing and integrating organisational wide data management and system solutions, and engaging with a global audience. This will be a fixed-term, transformational role, working in partnership with our permanent staff, and central to our aspiration on becoming the ‘College of Choice’ for physicians and related specialties internationally.

As a globally focused charitable organisation with over 40% of our membership located beyond the boundaries of the UK, including a growing number in digitally developing nations, there is a great need for the College to connect, engage and enthuse our global RCPE community enabling them to work collectively to improve the quality of healthcare across the world.

We will do this by developing our offer through building strategic relationships through which we can create, curate and communicate education, training, and quality management assets from anywhere in the world. This will not only support the capability and connectivity of our current members, but lead to opportunities to recruit new members, advocates, and to reach and engage with a wider healthcare audience.

This is a cross college role that requires an astute business operator and digital leader to work with College staff, trustees, Fellows and Members, and partners to be the architect of an integrated programme of sustainable digital transformation activities that move the College towards sustainability in our digital services and products.

You will have the vision and expertise to respond to globalisation, technological change and the new ways people are using technology to come together to change the landscape of education, training, and quality management  to prepare us for the world of Learning 4.0. You will be passionate about how digital and data can transform the College while taking account of our business capabilities and our strong community based business model.

At the end of the contract we expect to have a clear plan in place, focussed on revenue growth, reduction in operational costs, increased member, stakeholder and customer value, and more engaged employees, and fully supported by Council, Investment Trustees and the Senior Management Team.

You will enjoy this role if you:

  • Want to play a significant part in shaping the future of healthcare
  • Enjoy challenging the status quo in a productive and engaging way
  • Thrive on developing mutually beneficial partnerships that drive growth

You can find the job description, requisite information, and application form at the bottom of this page.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Joanne Hannah, Deputy CEO & Head of Corporate Governance by email at

The closing date for this role is 12 Noon on Monday 27th May 2019.  All applicants are required to submit a completed application form.  Completed application forms should be returned to  Please note late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Friday 31st May 2019.

The Royal College of Physicians is an equal opportunities employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining and inclusive culture.

Application Closing Date: 
Monday, 27 May, 2019

This vacancy is now closed.