Leadership Adviser


The RCGP is implementing a Leadership strategy which aims to promote compassionate, collaborative and inclusive leadership behaviours and support our members to develop the capabilities required to develop their leadership roles, with a particular focus on supporting the transition between GP training and practice.


This is a short-term opportunity to support the RCGP at a vital point in the development of its leadership work. We are seeking an enthusiastic clinical colleague to undertake the following:

  • With reference to RCGP work undertaken to date, identify a set of leadership capabilities - contextualised to general practice and structured around the four headings (postgraduate training, practice, locality and system) - to underpin the College's strategy.
  • To support the development of a ‘toolkit’ resource for members, identify appropriate resources to support GPs on their leadership development journey so these can be signposted to members.
  • Identify a mechanism to enable members to identify their leadership development needs.

Additionally, the role holder will:

  • Contribute expertise to the re-development of College leadership resources to promote compassionate, collaborative and inclusive behaviours.
  • Advise on the development of leadership e-learning to form part of a blended College offer.
  • Liaise with trainee representatives in the review of GP postgraduate training materials to identify whether there is opportunity to propose additional support in this area.

The role holder will work closely with the Professional Standards Manager, the Head of Professional Standards and the Vice Chair-Professional Development, as well as other colleagues within the RCGP.

Essential attributes

  • MRCGP or FRCGP and in good standing with the RCGP.
  • Enthusiasm for leadership in primary care and an understanding of GP leadership roles in a variety of contexts.
  • Strong awareness of leadership development aspirations of GPs in the early stages of their careers.
  • Affinity to compassionate, collaborative and inclusive approaches to leadership, and an understanding of the application of these principles in multi-professional teams and systems.
  • Good knowledge of the range of resources available to support RCGP members in their leadership development.
  • Ability to work in support of an existing strategy and engage constructively with a range of colleagues.
  • Ability to work with tact and diplomacy, and adhere to the RCGP equal opportunities policy.


A maximum of 20 half-day sessions are available for this work, paid at the standard RCGP sessional rate (£220 per session). Work will be undertaken remotely with occasional telephone/Skype discussions. 

Length of contract

This is to be discussed with the post holder, but the expectation is for the tasks to be completed within a relatively short timeframe. It is possible that the contract may be extended beyond the initial term.

Application and selection process

Please submit your CV with a short cover letter to the contact email address, below, by Sunday 15 December 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by telephone on the morning of 19 December 2019.


For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mohbub.Uddin@rcgp.org.uk

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