Business Manager, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

Royal College of Gps
London (Greater)
15 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Full time, 35 hours per week
Fixed-term Contract: 12 months
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Location: 30 Euston Square, London
Close date: 24th February
Interview date: 7th/8th March

The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) is being established as the professional membership body for all clinical informaticians across the UK, to support and nurture both existing and potential future clinical informaticians and to encourage a culture of striving for high quality and standards.

The Faculty elected its first Council in June 2018 and is in the process of registering as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The Faculty is currently hosted by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). As such the post is being advertised on a one-year fixed term basis, however the intention is that the post will become permanent once the Faculty becomes a legal entity in its own right.

The Business Manager will lead the organisational development of the FCI, working with Trustees, Council, Standing Committees and the Executive Board to develop and implement organisational strategy and business plans, and manage the overall business and day-to-day running of the FCI. There is currently one other member of staff (the Communications and Membership Officer) who is line-managed by the Business Manager.

The successful candidate will be innovative and highly motivated to lead the development of a new organisation and have experience in: leading and managing organisations or departments of organisations, income generation and service development, project management, budget management and contract management.

The role will be based in London but there is significant flexibility for home working.

To apply please upload your CV and cover letter via the RCGP Vacancies page via the button below.

For more information on the Faculty, please visit or contact the Faculty Business Manager at


1. Manage the business and organisational running of the FCI

  • Manage all support / partnership contracts with external funders
  • Manage all staff working for the FCI
  • Maintain strong relationships with the FCI Trustees, Council, Standing Committees and Executive Board, ensuring the business aspects of the FCI remain aligned with the FCI vision and objectives
  • Commission specialist project work e.g. standards development, market research
  • Manage the FCI budget, and contracted services through the FCI’s external financial service supplier.
  • Manager all contracts for ongoing and ad hoc services, i.e. IT, Human Resources, Legal Services, FCI insurance/indemnity and facilities/office space.

2. Work with the Trustees, Council, Founding Fellows and Executive Board to develop organisational strategy and business plans

  • Report to the Trustees and Council on all aspects of the FCI’s organisational and financial management and achievements.
  • Provide specialist business knowledge to the development of FCI strategy and planning
  • Develop implementation plans to ensure strategy is carried out successfully
  • Provide ad-hoc business support to the Trustees and Council

3. Develop the Faculty’s Income Generating Capabilities

  • Work with Trustees and Council to maintain and develop funding opportunities with existing funders, e.g. through public sector organisations, grant funding and existing commercial sponsors
  • Initiate, develop and manage new services and resources for members of the FCI
  • Initiate, develop and manage new services and resources for clinical informatics within the health and social care sectors
  • Lead on developing new fund-raising activities for the FCI, including obtaining sponsorship, grant funding, and trading capabilities.

4. Engage and maintain relationships with high level stakeholders, on behalf of the FCI

  • Work with Communications & Membership Officer, the Trustees and the Council to maintain and develop a communications and stakeholder management strategy for the FCI
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including supporters and sponsors.
  • Speak on behalf of the FCI at meetings and conferences
  • Engage with the media, where required, to provide clear messages on the FCI and Clinical Informatics



  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Prince2 Practitioner (or equivalent experience)
  • Business management / organisational development qualification (desirable)


  • Management of a business area or organisation (Essential), preferably in the membership or charity sector (Desirable)
  • Experience in fundraising and income generation (Essential)
  • Experienced project manager with a track record of delivering successful projects (Essential)
  • Strategic financial planning and budget management (Essential)
  • Strategy development (Essential)
  • Initiation and development of services for members, stakeholders or customers (Essential)
  • Contract management (Essential)
  • Management of staff (Essential)

Knowledge / Skills / Attributes

  • Innovative and highly motivated to lead the development of a new organisation (Essential)
  • Knowledge of organisational legal structures and charitable status (Essential)
  • Understanding of the clinical informatics profession (Desirable)
  • Understanding of the UK health and care services, including the contribution of public, private and third sector organisations (Desirable)
  • Understanding of professional regulation in health and care (desirable)
  • Ability to form and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders (Essential)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills (Essential)
  • Able to interpret information and data from a variety of sources and provide Trustees, Council and Standing Committees with reports and recommendations (Essential)
  • Understanding of information governance including data protection and sharing (Essential)

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