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College Roles

The College is a membership organisation and relies on member participation. A survey undertaken in February 2010 revealed that 44% of Consultant members are involved in College activities. Below are the roles we actively recruit for and which help to shape the work of the College and the ophthalmic sector.

Council Regional Representatives Mar2015
CPD Co-ordinators
Regional Advisers
College Tutors


Current vacancies

Role Summary Closing date for application
Simulation Lead The importance of surgical simulation is now widely recognised for surgeons at all levels of experience and access to a broad range of low and high technology is increasing all the time. The benefits of surgical simulation to experienced surgeons also is well recognised, in particular for those returning from periods of absence or those wishing to learn or refine new surgical techniques.

The College would like to appoint a Simulation Lead to further develop and deliver a Strategy for Simulation. We are seeking an enthusiastic consultant who has been in practice for at least a year to provide leadership for and promote strategic and operational development of the application of simulation to education, training and safe practice in Ophthalmology.

Download the job description and application form to apply.  Please return your application by 17.00hrs Friday 7 April 2017 to Alex Tytko, Head of Education and Training alex.tytko@rcophth.ac.uk.

NB Interviews to take place at 16.00hrs on the afternoon of Thursday 11 May 2017 at the College.

17.00hrs, Friday 7 April 2017
SAS Committee Members The College Staff and Associate Specialist committee is seeking members of the College who work in the SAS grade, to be regional representatives to represent all the SAS doctors in their region. The roles have become vacant due to retirement or SAS doctors being successful in becoming consultants.

The role involves three meetings per year of the SAS group at Stephenson Way premises, usually on a Friday afternoon, involves representing the SAS grade on one of the RCOphth sub-committees eg. Scientific, cpd, training, education, professional standards, examinations and helping in the planning of the SAS forum at the College Congress and the annual College National SAS day.

If you are able to commit your time and energy to promoting the role of SAS doctors in ophthalmology, please contact Bronwen Attrup, Chair SAS Committee bronwen.attrup@ulh.nhs.uk

Quality and Safety Group Members The Quality and Safety Group is a virtual group consisting mainly of consultant ophthalmologists, an ophthalmic pharmacist and an MHRA representative and will shortly also include allied health professionals and ophthalmic trainees. The group has been set up to coordinate quality concerns raised by members and to advise the College on quality issues and generally undertake activities to improve ophthalmic care quality.  All discussions are through email.

This established group is recruiting for enthusiastic consultant and SAS members to actively participate in discussions; you need to have an interest or some experience in ophthalmic quality and safety. Please note that the group sometimes discusses sensitive matters and members must abide by the accepted terms of confidentiality.

The group reports to the Professional Standard Committee and the terms of reference can be found on the College website.

If you or a member of your ophthalmic team is interested, please contact Melanie Hingorani, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Chair of the College Quality and Safety Group at melanie.hingorani@moorfields.nhs.uk to discuss or find out more.