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Research Assistant

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Location: London
Salary: £30,305 to £32,788
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th November 2020
Closes: 4th December 2020

Full time, 35 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2022


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Clinical Quality Directorate, playing an integral role in the implementation and evaluation of the Each Baby Counts Learn and Support Programme (EBC L&S).

About us

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.

We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.

Commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care and in collaboration with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the RCOG aims to implement the EBC L&S programme to help improve the quality and safety of maternity care in England.

About the role

As Research Assistant, you will play an instrumental role in supporting survey development and administration, qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and data management. Working within the RCOG Centre for Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit, you will be encouraged to actively participate in Centre activities, such as national clinical audits, quality improvement projects in obstetrics and gynaecology and quality improvement support within the specialty.

Reporting to the EBC L&S Research Fellow, you will support the programme team with the dissemination of findings and contribute to the preparation of reports and published papers.


As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Excellent knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodology
  • Experience of qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Extensive knowledge of research in the NHS and/or complex health organisations
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to contribute to reports and academic papers


As an important member of the team, you will be located in our brand new, bespoke offices in London Bridge (currently all staff are working from home due to government guidance). We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Free staff lunch (on-site)

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website via the Apply button, to download the full Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing date for applications: 10:00am on Friday 4th December

If you have any additional questions about the role or how to apply, please contact the People Team on 020 7772 6453.

RCOG is committed to being a successful, caring and welcoming place for all. We want to create a supportive and inclusive environment where our employees can reach their full potential, without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding is fostered and the diversity of people's backgrounds and circumstances will be positively valued.

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