3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Job Description

Salary: up to £95,000 per annum

Are you a leader with a strong engineering background looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Engineering as part of our Technology Leadership Team. RPS is looking for a dynamic candidate to manage and oversee our software engineering department.

In this new role, you will be leading a team of up to 20 engineers and testers, implementing engineering strategies that align with our company's overall goals. Your role includes ensuring project completion within timelines and budgets and collaborating with departments like product development and editorial to align our projects with the company's strategy.

Your responsibilities will also include staying updated with emerging technologies and industry trends, ensuring our company remains competitive and innovative. Compliance with industry standards is crucial, as is regular communication with stakeholders like senior management, customers, and partners.


  • Strong technical background in engineering
  • Proven project management skills
  • Ability to think strategically and implement engineering strategies
  • Leadership abilities and experience in creating a positive work environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Good understanding of business operations
  • Up-to-date industry knowledge

This role is a blend of technical knowledge, project management, leadership, and strategic thinking. The successful candidate should be able to balance these skills to effectively manage our engineering department and drive the company's success.

You are part of the Technology Leadership Team reporting to our Chief Technology Offer. You will work closely with stakeholders across the organisation, Pharmaceutical Press and our Professional Leadership Body.

The Team

As well as the above teams, you will be working across the organisation. We are welcoming someone who sees opportunities, is proactive and energetic wanting to make a difference to the way we work and the way we support our members.

How we are currently working

RPS supports and works in a hybrid way, which means you will be able to work from home, however, there will be an expectation for collaborative face-to-face working – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at our London Office.

🗓️ Closing date: 15 April 2024

If you would like to learn more about the role, view our job description 👈

Please attach your CV and Cover Letter

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Gym membership
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Season ticket loan
Company shutdown periods
Birthday off
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Open to compressed hours
Flexible working week
Tax-free childcare
Meditation space
Pension match/increase
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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