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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.


Chair of the Surgical Specialty Boards


The Surgical Specialty Boards (SSBs) are constituted within the internal governance structure of the College 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.   

We are currently not recruiting for Chairs at this time.

Surgical Director for Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme

The Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) are seeking to appoint a new Surgical Director for appointment in November 2020. The Surgical Director will provide clinical leadership for the ISCP, act as a champion in increasing familiarity among both trainees and trainers, and work to foster and promote excellence in surgical education and training

Click here to apply

QA Lead for Joint Committee on Surgical Training

The Joint Committee on Surgical TrainingJCST) is committed to developing, promoting and ensuring the highest possible standards of surgical training for the benefit of patients. Quality improvement, management and assurance are at the heart of all that we do. The QA Lead official term of office will begin during the spring of 2021

Click here for more information

Convener of Education 

We are seeking to appoint a Convener of Education from October 2020, for a period of three years, to work with Council, Surgical Specialty Boards, Specialty Associations and other key stakeholders to shape the future direction of education within the College.  Central to this will be the development and implementation of the College’s education strategy.

For more, click here.

Convener of Examinations

We are seeking to appoint a Convener of Examinations from October 2020, for a period of three years, to lead the College’s work in this area, including advising Council on all matters relating to the conduct of College examinations in the UK and internationally, representing the College on Intercollegiate Committees, and overseeing the appointment of examiners.

For more information, click here.

Honorary Secretary Vacancy

The post of Honorary Secretary becomes vacant when Dr Judy Evans comes to the end of her term of appointment in November 2020. Applications for the post of Honorary Secretary are invited. Prospective applicants should be Fellows of the College in good standing.  The appointee will become an ex officio member of the College Council, if they are not already a sitting Council member.

For full details, please click 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.

International Surgical Adviser Vacancies

The International Surgical Advisers are RCSEd Fellows dedicated to training and development, and are committed to promoting and sharing RCSEd initiatives in their local areas. International Surgical Advisers form a vital link between the College and our current and prospective international membership. 

For more information, email Catherine Thwaites, International Activities Manager at c.thwaites@rcsed.ac.uk.

To view the list of current ISAs 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.

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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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