From the CEO

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A message from Professor Judith Ellis, RCPCH Chief Executive Officer.

The RCPCH trains doctors who work with infants, children, young people and their families, and provides wider educational opportunities to child health professionals across the world. Its primary aim is to improve the care and health outcomes for children wherever they are being cared for: hospital or home, UK or across the world.

It is the ‘go to’ organisation for expert advice on child health, informing and driving national policy in all four countries of the UK.

We are ambitious and the College Plan 2015 – 2018 clearly sets out how we will achieve our aim. Staff have a pivotal part to play in this exciting transformation process and I am passionate about encouraging creativity and innovation across the whole of our staff, for it is these very skills that will help the College realise its aspirations.

We are listed in the Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Companies 2016 to work for, an achievement of which we are very proud. We continue to believe and invest in our staff through our comprehensive range of learning and development activities to ensure we have the best people, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time.

We have developed a further range of initiatives to develop staff to progress in role and beyond, which includes a comprehensive talent management programme, coaching and mentoring, accredited project management training, research skills, shadowing and secondments. 

We also offer a range of excellent staff benefits including a competitive pension scheme, interest free loans up to the maximum value of £7,000, eye care vouchers, flexible working, employee assistance programmes, health assessments, generous annual leave including an additional day for birthdays that fall on a working day, additional privilege days for Christmas closure, employee discount scheme and a Cycle to Work scheme. 

I hope you will be encouraged by what you read and hear about the College, and if we are your employer of choice we would be delighted to hear from you.

With best wishes,

Professor Judith Ellis, MBE
Chief Executive Officer, RCPCH