Clinical Management Guidelines Writer - Ophthalmologist (£71,250 - £75,000 FTE)

College vacancy Part-time Permanent Apply by 5 April 2023

Location: Home-based
Salary: £565- £595 per month (£71,250 - £75,000 FTE)

The College is the professional body for Optometrists and a registered charity incorporated by Royal Charter in 1995. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance, development and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We raise standards of optometric education and practice by providing the necessary evidence-base for optometry and related subjects through our delivery, commissioning and support for essential research in the field. We also work to raise the profile of optometry within the healthcare sector so that our members receive the recognition they deserve and are able to play a key role in new models of care plus encourage the UK public to look after their eyes, through our high profile member campaigns and promotional activity. 

As an organisation we are committed to providing outstanding customer service, achieving excellence and creating an environment where staff can thrive and excel but also one that is professional, respectful, enjoyable to work within and inclusive. 

An opportunity has arisen to join the Clinical Management Guidelines Writing Team. We are seeking an ophthalmologist to join us to provide academic, clinical, professional and ethical advice, insight and support to research, write and maintain the College’s Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs).

This is a respected role and will give the opportunity to the successful role holder to work with the current CMG Writing Team and has significant impact for our members and for each nation’s eye health system. You will work with teams across the College, as well as a wide range of external stakeholders. While supporting members will be at the heart of your work, the role will be challenging and varied, and provides a great opportunity for you to support excellence in optometry. 

We are looking for a qualified ophthalmologist with considerable experience of practice in a range of settings, including working with optometrists in primary or secondary care settings. The post is part time and it is a requirement that you will continue as a practicing ophthalmologist. You will be based at home, reporting to the IP Lead Clinical Adviser. The role holder will be responsible for: 

  • Reviewing relevant academic literature related to the aetiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation and management of a range of ocular conditions
  • Agreeing recommendations to support safe and effective clinical practice based on the strength and quality of evidence
  • Analysing and responding to feedback from the College’s Reference Groups, Clinical Advisers and Education and Standards Committee
  • Contributing toward development of new and updating of existing CMGs
  • Ensuring governance arrangements for CMG reviews are followed
  • Supporting College Teams to help develop other IP related resources to ensure that they are relevant, evidence-based and accurate.

Successful candidates would need to demonstrate the following skills, experience and knowledge: 

  • Qualified ophthalmologist with considerable experience of practice in a range of settings, including working with optometrists in primary or secondary care
  • Knowledge of eye care policy, issues facing eye care and clinical practice in primary and secondary care
  • Ability to  analyse and tailor academic literature and resources for health professional audiences and clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills
  • You will be adept at analysing and summarising information from different sources, and have excellent attention to detail.

We offer a variety of benefits including a generous pension plan, life assurance and a health care cash plan.    



  • Interviews will take place on 11 and 13 April 2023.

Contact details

To apply, please send a full CV and a two-page covering letter that demonstrates how you meet the person specification, along with details of your current salary and benefits package, to

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom, IP Lead Clinical Adviser at

Closing date for application
5 April 2023

Equality and Diversity

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.

Our values

  • We act with integrity and transparency
  • We listen and we learn
  • We demonstrate respect and professionalism
  • We achieve high quality
  • We champion diversity and inclusion.