Examinations Policy and Quality Assistant

Contract type: Permanent Hours: Full time (35 hours a week) Salary: £26,913

About the College

Pathology is at the heart of modern healthcare. Pathologists work to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and are involved in the diagnosis of disorders affecting every organ of the body, from before birth to after death. The majority of tests requested by doctors will be performed and interpreted by a clinical scientist or medically qualified pathologist. 

The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with over 11,500 members who are doctors and scientists working in hospitals, universities and laboratories in the UK and overseas. We work with pathologists at every stage of their career – from setting curricula, organising training and running exams, to approving job descriptions, publishing best-practice guidance and providing continuing professional development. 

We offer attractive staff benefits including 25 days annual leave rising with length of service, enhanced employer contributions to pension scheme, an employee discount scheme, and season ticket loans, as well as a cycle to work scheme.  The College values diversity, welcoming applications for all members of society.

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a Royal Medical College in the Exams Department. The role is responsible for supporting examination development, policy revision, the provision of feedback to candidates, and analysis of examination results.

If you enjoy working in a small team, have great communication skills with an eye for detail, and have policy or quality assurance experience, this is an ideal role for you. 


  • Assist with the development and implementation of new and revised examinations
  • Work with other regulatory bodies such as the General Medical Council, the National School for Healthcare Sciences, and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences on the development of examinations
  • Analyse College examinations results and produce statistical reports for the Examinations Committee
  • Monitor and suggest improvements to quality assurance processes
  • Provide candidates with feedback on their examinations
  • Respond to and implement requests from candidates requiring reasonable adjustments to their examination
  • Work on developing the department’s social media strategy

About you

  • Administrative experience, ideally gained in the medical/education sector, high-stakes or membership environment
  • Experience of legislative, regulatory, compliance or quality assurance requirements
  • Experience of working under external scrutiny/regulation
  • Ability to undertake accurate statistical analysis including identifying trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Fully IT literate including advanced experience of working with spreadsheets
  • The ability to use own initiative and solve problems
  • High level of attention to detail
  • The ability to plan and prioritise work under pressure, meeting tight deadlines
  • A team player with a positive approach to work

How to apply

To apply, please complete the supporting information form and submit this, along with your CV, to recruitment@rcpath.org. Please make reference to the person spec in your supporting statement, this will be used for short-listing purposes. Please note that applications without a supporting information form will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is by 9am Wednesday 3rd November 2021.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so early applications are highly encouraged as applications are shortlisted and interviews are taking place on an ongoing basis.

If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact HR in the first instance, on 020 7451 6700 or via recruitment@rcpath.org.