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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. 


Faculty of Dental Surgery Elections

The attention of Fellows in Dental Surgery is drawn to the business concerning nominations for the election of:

  • Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery

In October 2017, two vacancies will arise due to the retirement of the Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. Professor William P Saunders and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery Sarah Lennox Manton.

Nominations are invited from current or past members of Dental Council for the above vacancies and must reach the Secretary of the Faculty of Dental Surgery no later than 15:00 on Thursday 12 January 2017.

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Trainees Committee Elections

RCSEd is now looking for five trainees to join the Trainees’ Committee by election from within the trainee members of the College.

Applicants must be surgical Members of RCSEd at ST level, in good standing with the College, who are in NHS training, academic or research posts.

Closing date for applications: 27 January 2017

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Chairmanship Vacancies 2017

The Presidents of the four surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland invite applications from surgeons with significant relevant experience for the Chairmanships of three key Intercollegiate Committees as follows:

• The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE)
• The Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (JCIE)
• The Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST)

The current Chairs demit office during 2017. The process will be by application, selection and interview by the Presidents. The selection
process is led by the Chair of the Joint Surgical Colleges Meeting (JSCM), Mr Mike Lavelle-Jones.

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SAC Vacancies 2017

The JCST is looking for practising NHS Consultants who are committed to surgical training and would
like to make a contribution for a number of surgical specialties.

The work undertaken by SAC members includes, amongst other areas, setting quality indicators for the training of surgeons, on behalf of the certifying authority, the General Medical Council and recommending trainees for the award of the CCT/ CESR (CP) (Combined Programme)/ CCST (Irish trainees) and supporting other ad-hoc trainee applications such as OOPT/OOPRs.

For more information, visit the JCST website.


Examiner Vacancies

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


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 the locations across the UK and we also welcome interest from Fellows in the specialties of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery and Urology.

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ESSQ 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.

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RCSEd Vacancies

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


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