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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. 

ISCP Surgical Director

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.

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JCST QA Lead

The JCST 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 will provide clinical leadership for this activity, chairing our QA Group and overseeing initiatives such as our trainee and trainer surveys, our quality indicators (QIs) for training posts and our certification and benchmarking guidelines, as well as ensuring that we provide high quality support for local quality management activity.

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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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