Professional Appointments

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is committed to supporting our Membership's professional development. On this page, you will find details of professional opportunities which may be of interest to you and your career.

Click below to learn more about each of our Professional Appointments and any current closing dates:


Surgical Specialty Boards Vacancies

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is pleased to present several exciting opportunities for suitable individuals to join some of its Surgical Specialty Boards (SSBs).

 

Vacancies for the role of Chair of the Surgical Specialty Boards

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is pleased to present exciting opportunities for suitable individuals to chair two of its Surgical Specialty Boards (SSBs). (Click here to view the full advert).

The following SSBs are recruiting for the role of Chair, to take office from Autumn 2023:-

  • SSB in Otolaryngology
  • SSB in Urology 

The Surgical Specialty Boards (SSBs) are constituted within the internal governance structure of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and exist primarily to support, advise and assist the College and its Council across the breadth of core College activities as they relate to specialty matters and developments. In addition, the SSBs play a critical role in facilitating reciprocal engagement and communication between the College and the surgical specialties across the UK.

If you would like to be considered for the role of Chair of the SSB in Otolaryngology or Urology, please submit the following:-

• a covering letter outlining what relevant experience/expertise you would bring to the role
• a brief CV
• a supporting letter from your Trust CEO or Medical Director.
• Two completed Referee Declaration Forms (Click here to download).

Applications should be sent to Lindsey Lawson, SSB Secretariat at: committeeadministrator@rcsed.ac.uk. Please specify clearly which SSB you are applying for.

Any informal enquiries regarding these vacancies should be directed to: committeeadministrator@rcsed.ac.uk in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Friday 22 September 2023

 

Vacancies for Membership of the Surgical Specialty Boards

The following SSBs are recruiting for new Members (Click here to view the full advert):-

  • SSB in Neurosurgery
  • SSB in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • SSB in Paediatric Surgery
  • SSB in Plastic Surgery
  • SSB in Trauma & Orthopaedics (specifically with a sub-specialty interest in Spine, Hand & Wrist and Paediatrics)
  • SSB in Urology

Closing date for applications: 09:00 Monday 4 September 2023

Vacancies for the role of Trainee Representative of the Surgical Specialty Boards

The following SSBs are recruiting for a Trainee Representative (Click here to view the full advert):-

  • SSB in General Surgery
  • SSB in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • SSB in Plastic Surgery

Details on how to apply for these vacancies can be found in the relevant adverts. Please clearly specify which vacancy and SSB you are applying for. 

Any informal enquiries should be directed to: committeeadministrator@rcsed.ac.uk in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Monday 4 September 2023.


The Wade Professor of Surgical Education Research

The Wade Professor of Surgical Education Research is a remunerated post lying within the Research, Grants & Travelling Fellowship Committee, of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The postholder is expected to be a non-clinical academic with an internationally recognised reputation in medical education. A proven track record, including major grant acquisition and high impact publication in surgical education is considered essential for this position. The role is expected to take up 1 day per week.

The College is grateful for the generous support of the Sir Henry Wade’s Pilmuir Trust. Their support has helped enhance our opportunities within the Research, Grants and Fellowship Committee.

The deadline for application is Sunday 3 September 2023.

Find out more and how to apply here >


Vacancy for the Chair of the ICBSE Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Committee

A new Chair is sought for the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Committee for the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) to succeed the current Chair, whose term ends on 30 April 2024.

The Internal Quality Assurance Committee monitors and reviews all components of the MRCS and MRCS (ENT) examinations to ensure that the highest possible standards are achieved and makes recommendations to improve any deficiencies.

Applicants are required to be a Member or Fellow of a Royal Medical College, have significant experience of the examination process at this level, and to be able to demonstrate a wide understanding of postgraduate medical education and principles of quality assurance. Appointment to the post will be by interview.

The closing date for applications is midday Thursday 21 September 2023. Interviews will take place via videoconference on the afternoon of Thursday 28 September 2023. The next subsequent IQA meeting is taking place on 17 November 2023, which will be used as part of the handover process and the successful applicant will be expected to Chair the April 2024 meeting.

For further information please contact: Bronwen De Gasperi, ICBSE Policy Manager, 020 7869 6724, bdegasperi@icbse.org.uk

Click here for the job description and person specification. Download the application form here.


Regional Surgical Adviser Vacancies

As the Regional Surgical Adviser (RSA) Network goes from strength to strength we are inviting applications from UK based Fellows to join the Network. We are recruiting in all regions across the UK for succession planning but in particular Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex, East Midlands and Yorkshire. We also welcome interest from Fellows in the specialties of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery and Urology.

For more information, email Una Curran in the Marketing and Communications Team at outreach@rcsed.ac.uk.

To view the list of current RSAs read more.


Dental Ambassador Network

Following a recent review of our networks, we will be changing the composition and duties of our regional representatives, encompassing support for the whole dental team. We are now recruiting for a network of Dental Ambassadors.


Examiner Vacancies

Please visit our Examinations Vacancies page to see our current list of Examiner Vacancies


Edinburgh Surgery Online Tutor Recruitment

The Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification, run by RCSEd and the University of Edinburgh is currently recruiting for tutors to mentor and support training surgeons in 40 different countries and at the same time enable the tutor to maintain their knowledge base.

Read more.


Lay Member to the Lay Advisors Committee

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is currently recruiting a new lay member to the Lay Advisors Committee.

Read more.


RCSEd Vacancies

Please visit our Work for RCSEd page for information on current job opportunities with the College.


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