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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. 


Convener of Education

We are seeking to appoint a Convener of Education from October 2017, 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.

Applicants should be RCSEd Fellows in good standing and in consultant practice, with experience of education and training.

Interested Fellows should contact the Chief Executive’s Office (i.macdonald@rcsed.ac.uk) for further particulars.

The closing date for completed applications is 1500 hours on Friday 26 May 2017. Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017.


Convener of Examinations

We are seeking to appoint a Convener of Examinations from October 2017, 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.

Applicants should be RCSEd Fellows in good standing and be current examiners for the College with a minimum of three years’ experience.  A knowledge of Quality Assurance and international examinations delivery is required. 

Interested Fellows should contact the Chief Executive’s Office (i.macdonald@rcsed.ac.uk) for further particulars.  The closing date for completed applications is 1500 hours on Friday 26 May 2017.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017.


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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Professional Clinical Adviser (General and Orthopaedic surgeons) to Scotland’s Ombudsman

The SPSO is seeking additional Professional Advisers to provide verbal and written advice to the Ombudsman and investigating staff. You will comment on cases being reviewed and ensure findings and conclusions contained in reports are consistent and based on a good and contemporary understanding of clinical issues. You may also be invited to provide support and development to our staff and to represent the Ombudsman’s office externally.

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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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