Records of the RCOG's internal management

Scope and Content

Records of the internal management and administration of the RCOG, comprised of meeting papers of the Heads of Department (later Senior Management Team), and papers relating to the organisational structure of the College.

Administrative / Biographical History

The senior manager for the College was traditionally the College Secretary, with further responsibility for College administration vested in the Deputy College Secretary. The College Secretary managed the College departments in liaison with the College Officers, Council and committee chairmen. In 2005 the post of College Secretary was renamed the Chief Executive Officer.

Traditionally senior management meetings occurred between the College Secretary, the Deputy College Secretary and the primary Heads of Departments. This forum was responsible for approving any changes to the departmental structure of the College, revising the reporting structure and discussing the general management of the College. In 2003 the Senior Management Team (SMT) was disbanded as it was decided the Heads of Departments (HoDs) were the senior mangers of the College. However, by July 2005 the College had grown significantly in size, with over eighteen different departments, making it difficult to obtain quick management decisions. A new management structure was introduced dividing the College into four primary divisions or directorates: Services, Administration, Education and Standards. Each divisional director, together with the Chief Executive Officer and the Heads of Personnel and Finance formed the new Senior Management Team. The divisional Directors were to cascade management decisions down through regular meetings with the Heads of Department in their division: these meetings continue to the present day.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Permission from RCOG senior management via College Archivist is required for access to these records.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the RCOG. Reproductions available from the College Archivist.

Related Material

RCOG/A8/5/30 - Heads of Department Meetings - Records of the RCOG Deputy College Secretary

RCOG/A8/5/36 - Heads of Department Meetings - Records of the RCOG Deputy College Secretary