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.


Surgical Specialty Boards Vacancies

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. 

The College is currently seeking to fill a number of vacancies. Please see the list below for further details:

  • SSB Member in Vascular Surgery (Closing Date: Tuesday 31 August 2021)
  • SSB Member vacancy in Ophthalmology (Closing Date: Monday 30 August 2021)
  • SSB Chair vacancy in Ophthalmology (Closing Date: Monday 30 August 2021)

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. 

We are currently recruiting new ISA's, if you are interested please download the advert and job description for further information.

The deadline for receiving applications is 9 July 2021.

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


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.

Read more.


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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