Advisory Appointments Committees and Job Plans

 

Planning for an appointment should begin as early as possible. In the case of a replacement post this should be as soon as it is known that a vacancy will arise. The Trust is responsible for drawing up the job description for a consultant post. Approval from the Regional Advisor must be given.

The NHS Trust must send the College Regional Advisor the job description for approval.

Once approval has been given by the Regional Advisor the request for a College representative must be sent to the College with a copy of:

  • The job description
  • The person specification
  • A letter from the Regional Advisor confirming approval of the post
  • It is also important to include the date, time and location of the AAC

Please note The Royal College of Ophthalmologists does not send out a list of assessors but finds an individual to attend the AAC.

The College supports the Academy of Medial Royal College's statement on SPA sessions in consultant job plans.

Please click here for further information on the Advisory Appointments Committee process.

The College will forward the name and address of the individual who has agreed to sit on the Advisory Appointments Committee. The College will also send the individual an AAC pack as well as a copy of the job description.

At least 8 weeks notice should be given for an AAC. The eight weeks corresponds to the date by which you expect to be able to announce the short list rather than the date of the interview.

For further information please consult the Department of Health's document "The National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) Regulations: Good Practical Guidance - January 2005"

The College also requests the follwoing information for staff and assciate specialist apopintments:

  • The job description
  • The person specification
  • A letter from the Regional Advisor confirming approval of the post

Job plans for consultants, associate specialists, staff grades and specialist doctors are available to view.

College advice on looking at job descriptions (revised May2010)

 

Information on Advisory Appointments Committees (AACs) for Consultants to be employed by NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts (July 2011)

 

Information on Information on Advisory Appointment Committees (AACs) for Consultants to be employed by Independent Sector Treatment Centres (July 2011)

For information from the College please contact; the Professional Standards Department on education@rcophth.ac.uk

 

 

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