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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Head of Examinations Operations

salary up to £55,000 plus excellent benefits

35 hours per week

One year Maternity Cover

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the leading medical authority on mental health in the United Kingdom and is the professional and education organisation for doctors specialising in psychiatry. The College plays a central role in establishing and promoting the highest standards of psychiatric care and training. A key part of this role is the accredited written and clinical MRCPsych Examinations, which come under the responsibility of the Examinations Unit as part of the Professional Standards Department.

The College are looking for an experienced manager with good leadership and customer service skills and a proven track record in delivering examinations or educational events. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with the Director of Professional Standards.

The Role

• Overall operational management and delivery of all College Examinations.

• Preparation and management of the Examinations operations budget in conjunction with the Director of Professional Standards.

• Leadership, development and training of the Examinations Unit team

• The continuous development, enhancement and simplification of administrative processes leading to

optimum efficiency and savings.

The Profile

• Excellent organisation, management and leadership skills.

• Proven track record of successfully delivering examinations/events at both UK and International locations.

• Demonstrable track record of implementing streamlined administrative processes using up to date e-platforms.

• Financial experience including the construction and monitoring of budgets.

• Excellent diplomacy and negotiating skills


For an information pack, please download from the below link.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter including your current remuneration and details of two professional referees by 5pm, Friday 5 May 2017 to Sarah Thewlis, Thewlis Graham Associates at quoting reference J0401. For further information and to download a candidate pack please visit:


Closing date for application: Friday 5 May 2017


T: +44 (0) 20 7850 4781   E:

Thewlis Graham Associates, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5RS




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