Benefits of working at the RCR

Working for an organisation that strives to improve imaging and cancer care for all is not the only benefit on offer at The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). We offer all our employees a fantastic range of benefits to help you enjoy a great work-life balance, look after your wellbeing and plan for the future. 

RCR staff in the officeA modern and welcoming working environment 

We’ve made sure our office in a prime central London location is a destination people want to come and work in – it’s open-plan and spacious, with areas for meetings, collaborative working and concentrated workspaces. We also have kitchen facilities well-stocked with a plethora of teas and two very fancy coffee machines for everyone to use.

There are lots of things going on when you come in too, including learning and development sessions with doctors talking about their work, tea and cake get-togethers, free massages monthly and monthly town hall meetings where staff can share updates and ask questions. We even have our own social committee and organise regular fun events, which are a great way for you to get to know your co-workers. 

Excellent pension scheme and life assurance 

We like to help our staff save for the future and provide an excellent pension scheme to help with this. We also have a life assurance and personal accident policy which covers all employees up to four times their annual salary. 

RCR staff using laptopsHybrid working  

At the RCR we only hire great people, and we value being able to bring everyone together to bond, build great working relationships and generate amazing and innovative ideas.  

We embrace remote working, and our staff are able to work remotely for up to 60% of their working time, with 40% in the office. All staff are provided with a laptop to allow them to work remotely, along with equipment such as desks and chairs to make sure they’re comfortable when working from home.  Our offices are open throughout the working week though, and staff are always welcome to come in as often as they wish. 

Wellbeing support 

We like to make sure everyone at the RCR is supported, both professionally and personally, so in addition to our excellent line managers and supportive HR team, we’ve invested in training a number of dedicated staff members passionate about mental health as Mental Health First Aiders. We also provide an Employee Assistance Programme, that has a 24/7 helpline so if you ever have any personal problems or concerns, there’s always somewhere to turn for help and advice. 

RCR staff at celebration eventGenerous annual leave allowance 

Working hard is important, but taking a break matters just as much. Everyone starts with a 25-day annual leave allowance per year and that increases with service too. 

Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme 

To make sure you’re able to get into the office in the way that best suits you we offer all staff the option to take out an interest-free season ticket loan to help cover the cost of travelling, as well as a cycle to work scheme for those of us who like to be more active on our commute. If you do choose to cycle in, we have somewhere safe to leave your bike and showers to use if you want to freshen up before work. 

Festive spirit 

We know taking a break at the end of the year is important to our team. To ensure everyone gets a well-deserved rest to spend time with loved ones, we usually close our office between the Christmas and New Year period – gifting the extra days off to all staff, in addition to their usual annual leave. 

Making a real difference 

In addition to all the great benefits we’ve listed above, we believe the main reason people want to join the RCR is because you also get to go to work knowing your role has an impact on the lives of doctors and patients.