Salary: £27,801

Location: Edinburgh                                                                                                                                      

35 hours per week – permanent contract

The Global Engagement team at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is looking for an innovative and proactive digital communications professional to help us spotlight all the incredible training and support we provide to our amazing community of busy doctors; not only across the UK but amongst our network of international doctors too.

Are you the right person to make the College shine online, through increasing our online presence and raising our profile using digital campaigns?

About the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The College is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which supports the medical profession to deliver the gold standard in healthcare provision. We have a network of over 14,000 Members worldwide and help qualified doctors pursue their careers in specialist medicine through our world-renowned education and training programme to support their professional development for physicians throughout their careers. We also ensure that the views and practical clinical experiences of our membership are taken considered by key stakeholders - UK health policymakers, the media and the public.

Based in the centre of Edinburgh, the College hosts a variety of medical and corporate conferences and meetings, wedding and private events each year in our historic rooms and prestigious Physicians International Conference Centre.

The Role

The role will cover all aspects of the College’s digital communications work, with a focus on planning and delivery of digital presence- such as coordinating and developing our websites, providing engaging online content (including video editing), enhancing online social media channels and digital campaigns as well as creating and scheduling our digital collateral, e-newsletters etc.

You will have a strong customer focus and a proactive approach to developing the College’s digital communications, helping us realise our ambition to be the ‘College of Choice’ for physicians and related specialties. You will also work with our Venue Team to raise our profile and to position the College as the venue of choice in the city.

This is an incredibly interesting and varied role - if you think you are the person to help shine a light on us, please apply now.

The Person

  • Educated to either Degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, and experience using all aspects of digital media, and a strong desire to continue to learn and develop your skills as the sector evolves.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a communications, marketing or digital role.
  • Demonstrable experience of contributing to the delivery of successful digital communications and marketing campaigns or projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of using online advertising tools, such as AdWords and Facebook, and knowledge of building online audiences via SEO.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of content management systems.
  • Track record of copy writing and producing creative digital content, including video content.
  • IT literate with experience of using Microsoft office software.
  • Experience in planning and executing social media activity across a range of platforms.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals and groups.
  • Excellent team player, with the confidence to contribute to projects and share experience and expertise with colleagues.
  • Experience using software packages and platforms in support of marketing activity.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, with experience of video editing, and creating and optimising images for web/social media use.
  • An understanding of the College, what we do and how digital marketing and communications supports our work.


  • Experience of working in a membership organisation.

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £27,801 per annum plus benefits.  Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 23 days annual leave.  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 note an application form and CV are the only two documents to be considered.
  • Please send your application form and supporting documentation in word format only (not converted to .pdf).

Closing Date:                     9am on Monday 29 November 2021

Interviews:                         Wednesday 8 December 2021

Informal enquiries to:    Alex Boyack  

Completed applications should be returned to:  

Application Closing Date: 
Monday, 29 November, 2021

This vacancy is now closed.

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