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College Roles

The College is a membership organisation and relies on member participation. Below are the roles we actively recruit for and which help to shape the work of the College and the ophthalmic sector.

Current vacancies

Role Summary Closing date
RCOphth Learning Management System
Programme Editors: Trainee & Practitioner Co-Editors
The RCOphth Learning Management System (LMS) will make high quality training and educational materials accessible, anytime and anywhere for all ophthalmologists, eye care professionals such as orthoptists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and others in the multidisciplinary team.

We are now recruiting for Programme Editors who will be responsible for one of the 25 programmes on the LMS and Co-Editors (Ophthalmology Trainee) for most programmes, or an Ophthalmic Practitioner for the two programmes relating to Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT). They will work with a team of reviewers and contributors.

Find out more about this new and exciting role.

Monday 2 August 2021 – 9:00
Regional Education Advisors Regional Education Advisors (REA) are The College’s senior representatives promoting excellence in education for:

  • Ophthalmologists at all stages in their careers and across all their roles
  • Non-medical Ophthalmic Professionals
  • Students, trainees and specialists from other specialties learning about Eye Care

They lead the College’s Regional Team responsible for facilitating and overseeing the cascade and delivery of education in the Region, and supporting the profession.

REAs serve for a term of 3 years (with the opportunity to stand for a second term).

Find out more about this role.

Monday 9 August 2021 – 9:00
International Medical Graduates (IMG) Sub-committee Chair The International Medical Graduates’ Training Sub-committee of the College is responsible for administering the Dual Sponsorship Scheme on behalf of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and sits under the Training Committee.

The position of Chair will be available from the 1 October 2021 and we now invite applications for this role. This post is open to consultants, so please check the job description and person specification carefully.

More information about the role here. 

Monday 23 August 2021-  9.00
CESR Assessors We are recruiting more consultants to assess applicants who wish to have their name entered on to the Specialist Register through the equivalence route.

This involves reviewing applications from doctors both from the UK and abroad to determine whether their training and subsequent experience is equivalent to that of a recently successful CCT candidate. The RCOphth panel then make a recommendation to the GMC regarding the suitability of an applicant being placed on the Specialist Register.

This important role has a number of benefits for the assessors and also for the profession.

You may read the full advert here. For any questions please contact Alex Tytko – Head of Education and Training.

Read the Job description and person specification, guidance document and complete the application form, attaching an abridged CV to [email protected]Successful applicants will be expected to attend a training day. Due to the current COVID-19 situation it is hoped that a training day will be organised in the Autumn of 2020.

Applications accepted throughout the year
Surgical Skills Faculty The College is seeking Fellows, Members or Affiliate Members to join the Surgical Skills Faculty.Applicants must either hold a UK substantive consultant post, be a SAS Doctor or be an ophthalmic trainee at ST6 or ST7 level.

Faculty Members who are appointed for the advanced courses shall, in addition, indicate their areas of subspecialty interest and expertise. Members may be invited to help and advise with regard to writing course material and designing course programmes.

You may download the Consultant and SAS application form, or the Trainee application form.These must be returned to [email protected]

Applications accepted throughout the year
SAS Committee Members I am a member of this committee for a few years now and I am happy to say that it has been an amazing experience, especially the involvement in College work on behalf of SAS members.  I have insight into how decisions are made across the College, how to arrange seminars like the SAS national day and the SAS forum during Congress. Joining the SAS committee is an opportunity to make a difference, it is a great experience!’ Dipen Boghani, South West Thames, Chair SAS Group

The College Staff and Associate Specialist committee is seeking members of the College who work in the SAS grade to represent SAS doctors. Committee members may also be asked to represent the SAS doctors on the RCOphth’s other committees. For full responsibilities of the role please refer to the group’s Terms of Reference.

If you are able to commit your time and energy to promoting the role of SAS doctors in ophthalmology we are looking for new group members. To apply please fill in an application form and return it to [email protected].

If you would like to have a chat about the role, please contact Dipen Boghani, Chair SAS Committee [email protected].

Applications accepted throughout the year