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Research Fellow – Each Baby Counts: Learn and Support Programme

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We are seeking a candidate with expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and in quality improvement science in healthcare to join the Each Baby Counts: Learn and Support Programme team, a flagship programme of work jointly run by the RCOG and The Royal College of Midwives.


  • Salary: £33,922 – £36,533
  • Location: London
  • Contract: Full time 35 hours per week (Fixed term contract/secondment until December 2021)


About us

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area and are in our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.

We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.


About the role

Reporting to the Head of Programme Delivery, you will develop an evaluation protocol with the Head of Programme Delivery and the Local Clinical Leads to ensure evaluation of the process and outcomes, and work with external stakeholders such as MatNeo, HSIB, to use a variety of  data to inform the development of the programme.

The aim of the EBC: Learn and Support Programme is to equip multidisciplinary maternity teams with the skills and expertise to understand the safety culture in their unit, as well as interventions to help improve it.



As the ideal candidate, you will:

  • Have a postgraduate degree (MSc or equivalent) in health services research, public health or a related discipline; or a clinical qualification (medical or midwifery); or sufficient relevant experience as an employed researcher
  • Have experience in the design, conduct and analysis of qualitative research
  • Have experience in quantitative research methods, including data management and descriptive statistics
  • Have experience of health and health services research.



As an important member of the team you will be located in our well-resourced offices overlooking Regent’s Park, with a move planned for November 2019 to brand new bespoke offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Subsidised gym membership


How to apply

Please return your completed application form and equal opportunities form to

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Monday 4 February 2019

Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 18 February 2019.

If you have further questions you can contact the HR Department on 020 7772 6453.


At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.