Jobs at RCPCH and our working culture - our commitment to diversity

We are proud of our fantastic and diverse staff group. We are committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment and employment – with equality, diversity and inclusion embedded in our strategy.
Three people with different ethnic backgrounds walking together and sharing a smile

We are a Disability Confident Leader, with our staff Disability Forum providing insights into the needs and concerns of our staff group in decision making. Other groups include our LGBT+ & Allies staff network, Racial Equity and Cultural Harmony (REACH) Network, Parent and Carer Network and the wider Employee Forum, which represent the views, needs and interests of our staff group in change programmes, strategy decisions and policy updates.

In 2021, we undertook a review of our job descriptions, which included removing barriers to application such as expecting degrees where work experience would be just as valuable. We also ensured that our job descriptions are free from 'jargon' and are easy to read and understand so that staff and candidates fully understand the key responsibilities and requirements of the role.

We’re also pleased to work with the Government’s Kickstart scheme, providing employment and development opportunities for Jobcentre applicants. 

As a College we want to represent all the communities we serve. Appointments are made solely on merit. However, the College is particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, and/or candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented at this level of the organisation. 

If you meet almost all the requirements and are excited about the opportunities we have to offer, please do have a look at our roles and apply – you may be the right person at the right time.

I joined the College in February 2021 as the Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Project Officer. My role is to support the development of the EDI work of the College, by working very closely with Natasha Neill (Chief of Staff), as well as liaising with the EDI Staff Working Group, the Oversight group and the EDI member reference group.

I am very passionate about the work I do as I believe EDI is essential towards achieving a more equitable society, by creating advancements and programs to ensure that everyone has access to equal opportunities.

Our 'Working for Change' reports set out the College's current key areas of EDI work. These reports are centred around the working lives of paediatrics, health outcomes for children and young people, College volunteering and awards, and our College as an organisation.

Carlota Navarro Esperse, EDI Project Officer (former)

We are committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We value the difference that a diverse workforce brings to the College, as explained in our diversity and inclusion policy

We are committed to ensuring that transgender employees and visitors are treated with dignity and respect and are not disadvantaged in the workplace, as explained in our transitioning at work policy. You can download both policies below.