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:

Regional Surgical Ambassadors Vacancies

As the Regional Surgical Ambassadors' (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.

For more information, email Una Curran in the Marketing and Communications Team at

To view the list of current RSAs read more.

Dental Ambassadors' 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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RCSEd Vacancies

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

SASLED Committee

We are looking to fill vacancies on the SASLED Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh with effect from October 2024. 

The committee members will be responsible for assisting the Chair, RCSEd SASLED Committee with educational development initiatives and promoting career development for SAS, LED, and Locally Employed Surgeons. They will support the core aspiration of the RCSEd College to allow each individual to achieve their full potential, delivering a safe and high standard of surgical care.

The closing date for receipt of appplications is 1600 hours on Friday 9 August 2024.

Please send a copy of your CV and Vision Document by email to

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Research Committee Membership

RCSEd’s Research Committee, chaired by Professor Angus Watson, is currently seeking new members.

The Research Committee meet three times a year to review the research strategy, offer guidance on research funding allocations, assess the portfolio of fellowships and grants and create long-term plans to support areas of potential research through partnerships, specialist knowledge and medical expertise. The Committee aims to assist in research developments and support the next generation of surgeons and clinicians at key stages in their career with the overarching aim of benefiting patients and improving care.

Applications close on Saturday 31 August 2024.

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