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Senior Skills Centre Technician

Job Type:
Professional Activities
£25,000.00 per annum
Closing Date:
12.00 noon on Wednesday 19th June 2019

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients.  Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership approaching 27,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.


About the Role

The role of the Senior Skills Centre Technician has several dimensions, all of which relate to the design and delivery of current and future surgical skills activity for the College, including setting up and directly supporting courses.

The post holder will work closely with the Skills Centre Manager to ensure efficient and effective co-ordination and delivery of activity from the Centre. They will work with a range of different stakeholders (internal and external) to deliver courses, exams and other lab-based activity. They also advise on legislative, procedural and logistical elements of surgical skills course delivery and development. They will have responsibility for directing the day-to-day work of the Skills Centre Technician, under the guidance of the Skills Centre Manager.

It is expected that once in post, the post holder will obtain a personal licence under the Anatomy Act 1984 as amended by the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006.

In order to accommodate Skills Centre activities, the post-holder will be required to work out-with the standard 9am-5pm working pattern on a regular basis. Working arrangements will be agreed with the Skills Centre Manager on a rolling basis, dependent on Skills Centre requirements. The Senior Skills Centre Technician may on occasion be required to travel and work away from Edinburgh, this may involve overnight stays away from their normal place of residence. These commitments are an integral part of the job’s activities.

Experience/Qualifications/Key Skills

This is a superb opportunity for an individual who has a methodical and conscientious approach to work, with excellent attention to detail. Strong organisational and communication skills are essential, and the post holder must demonstrate a reliable and professional approach to the role. You will be a confident user of the MS Office suite and have the ability to prioritise your workload with minimum supervision.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent), you will have substantial experience in a laboratory or healthcare setting, and ideally will also have experience of working in an environment regulated by the Anatomy Act 1984 as amended by the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s and agencies need not apply.

Please note that we do not accept CVs and agencies need not apply.

Contact Information

E-mail: recruitment@rcsed.ac.uk

Interview Details

Interviews will be held on Monday 1st July 2019.


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