Part Time Editorial Lead

CoO vacancy London Apply by 24 January 2022

Permanent contract, 4 days a week, days to be set and agreed with manager

Location: Central London with opportunity for Hybrid Working 

Salary: Circa £33,600-£36,000 (£42k - £45k FTE)

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and development to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.

We are recruiting to the role of Editorial Lead to project and content manage the College’s member journal, print and digital editions. The College’s journal, Acuity, successfully engaging members on topics affecting the profession and their own professional development and is distributed to members in print on a quarterly basis, and as a monthly digital newsletter. As well as promoting and upholding the College’s reputation, it includes articles on clinical, business and practice-focused topics.

Reporting to the Director of Member Services and Communications, the Editorial Lead is the main point of contact in managing the publishing house commissioned to deliver Acuity. The role will involve idea generation, content management, editorial and design management. The role also involves liaison with large groups of stakeholders, including the Editorial Board and publisher and management of the activities of one member of staff in this respect.

We are looking for someone with fresh ideas that can help keep the content of the journal interesting and dynamic. We are also looking for a candidate with good people skills, fastidious editing experience, strong organisational skills, good ideas and the ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities. Ideally, the candidate will have worked independently in a similar role. The successful candidate will have experience managing a comparable title. Experience of operating in a clinical or scientific field is also be desirable.

Interviews for the role will take place on:

  • First interview date: 27 January 2022
  • Second interview date: 01 February 2022 (pm)

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding discrimination unlawful or otherwise. We value the difference that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation.


Contact details

If you would like to speak to someone about the role please contact Ann-Marie at

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date CV along with a brief covering letter that sets out the skills and experience you consider would make you suitable for this position, to no later than 12pm on 24 January 2022.

Closing date for application
24 January 2022