Work at the RCP

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The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is a professional membership body for physicians that supports the work they do by providing, among other activities, advocacy, examinations, education and training, and membership support.

The RCP is a community that is striving to make a difference in healthcare. Watch the video below to hear from our staff and find out why the RCP could be the right place for you.

Our values

We are committed to: taking care learning being collaborative. 

These values drive the way we behave, how we interact with each other, and how we work together to achieve our vision and improve patient care.

We employ around 400 staff nationally across our directorates, encompassing academia, research, membership services, policy and campaigning. They directly support physicians in the work they do and their environment through quality improvement and influencing for better health and care. Our core services – such as Finance, HR and IT – provide essential support to all staff.   

The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

The RCP is all about our people – our members, our staff, our volunteers and leaders. We educate, influence and collaborate to improve health and healthcare for everyone and know we can only do this by being inclusive, encouraging and celebrating diverse perspectives. That’s why welcoming and having people who represent the 21st-century medical workforce and the diverse population of patients we serve is so important to us.

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RCP Values

What we offer our staff

The RCP offers a range of rewards designed to promote your work-life balance, support your health and pay you fairly for the work you do.

The basics

  • 27 days holiday per annum (staff grades 2–4) rising to 29 days (staff grades 5 and above), plus bank holidays
  • group personal pension plan with 7% employer contribution
  • interest-free season ticket loan 
  • life assurance
  • annual pay award.

Health and wellbeing

  • flexi-leave scheme
  • flexible working hours
  • employee assistance programme – 24/7 advice and support for any work-related issues as well as any problems affecting your home life
  • occupational health team – includes employment and work-related health assessments, health checks and work station assessments
  • enhanced sick pay scheme 
  • cycle to work scheme 
  • corporate eye care scheme with Optical Express.


  • professional training and development opportunities
  • enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • staff discounts platform – including discounts on cinema tickets and a range of high street brands
  • summer and Christmas staff days.
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