We are offering the following exciting opportunity to join Team RCM:

Role: Equalities and Research Officer

Contract: Full Time- 35 hours per week; permanent

LocationFlexible - Office based at either London HQ, Cardiff, Belfast, or Edinburgh, or home based, with expectation of travel to London HQ for meetings as required

Salary: Starting salary £36,390 per year plus £5,215 London Weighting if applicable

Our mission is

  • Promoting midwifery, quality maternity services and professional standards
  • Supporting our members, individually and collectively
  • Influencing on behalf of members and the women and families they care for

Who we are

We are a progressive trade union, concerned with all aspects of our members' working lives and everything that impacts on this. Representing the interests of midwives and maternity support workers across the UK individually and collectively, we strive to promote excellence, innovation and leadership in the care of childbearing women, the newborn and their families, locally, nationally and internationally.

About the role

As the RCM’s Equalities and Research Officer you will work within our dynamic External Relations team. You will provide equalities and diversity employment policy expertise to our UK-wide Team RCM to help improve the working lives of our members. You will:

  • Plan and implement campaigning activities to progress the RCM’s equalities and diversity agenda and policy objectives
  • Lead and contribute to briefings, reports, RCM website content and speeches
  • Engage, enhance, and develop relationships and joint projects with our stakeholders such as other trade unions and campaign groups

About you

You will help us to be the best we can be by:

  • Being a self-motivated team member and able to work on your own initiative
  • Having an excellent understanding of the equalities and employment agenda
  • Being committed to equality and inclusion
  • Using your excellent written communication skills, and experience of writing policy and campaigning documents

If this sounds like the next exciting challenge for you, please review the Job Description and Person Specification and get in touch.

Your reward package

Your RCM reward package will include (plus lots more):

  • 29 days annual leave per year + 3 extra days at Christmas + 8 bank holidays
  • A flexible working environment with opportunity to work from home
  • Corporate discounts and 24/7 support through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional development opportunities tailored to support your career aspirations with your own personal development budget
  • A loan to support season ticket
  • An attractive employer supported pension scheme

Inclusive employer

The RCM is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All disabled applicants meeting the criteria will be invited to interview.

How to apply

To apply, please complete an application form available from our website or email [email protected] to request more information. 

Closing Date: Sunday 3 October 2021

Virtual Interview & Assessment Date: Monday 11 October 2021