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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.

Advisory Appointments Committees
Regional Representatives
CPD Co-ordinators
Examiners
Regional Education Advisers
College Tutors

 

Current vacancies

Role Summary Closing date for application
CESR Faculty Lead The College is looking to recruit a CESR Faculty Lead to take forward the work on behalf of the College from January 2019. This is also an opportunity to be involved with the work of the Training Committee and to contribute to work streams on flexibility and transferability of skills and future changes to the CESR route developed by the GMC and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

The Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) is a route onto the Specialist Register for those doctors who have not followed an approved training programme.

The College’s role is to evaluate individual applications and send recommendations to the GMC. The College works closely with the GMC to ensure that a robust system of assessment is established. 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.

This stimulating and rewarding work is open to substantive NHS Consultants in the UK of at least 3 years’ standing who have recently been involved in the training process. They must also be current members of the College, registered for CPD and the appointment will be for 3 years (renewable once).

The job description / person specification and guidance document is available.

Please send completed application form alongside an equal opportunities monitoring form and short CV to alex.tytko@rcophth.ac.ukby Monday 15 October 2018.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7 November 2018 in the morning.

If you wish to have further details of the post then please contact Alex Tytko on 0203 770 5338.

17.00, Monday 15 Oct 2018
Training the trainers Course Leads and Sub Committee members (x2) The Training the Trainers Sub-committee is responsible to the Education Committee of the College.

The role of the Sub-committee is to help ensure that the principal educational purposes of the College are fulfilled by running courses for specific groups of trainers – Advanced, College Tutors, Supervisor, Trainees, SAS and overseas.

This post is open to consultants, so please check the job description and person specification carefully.

You can download the job description and person specification as well as the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Interview date Monday 19 November a.m. Please note that we can also organise a Skype interview.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, then please contact alex.tytko@rcophth.ac.uk, or Rajni Jain at rajnijain@mac.com.

17.00, Friday 19 October 2018
Surgical Skills Faculty Lead Applicants are invited for the post of Surgical skills co-ordinator at the College. This exciting post involves running the existing College skills courses (basic and advanced) in conjunction with the numerous faculty members from around the country. Development of new courses is also part of the role and an interest in teaching and training using innovative teaching practises is an advantage..

Basic surgical skills courses are run 10 times a year at the Colleges state of the art skills centre which has a twelve station wet-lab and a separate training room. Advanced courses cover every surgical sub-specialty in Ophthalmology and recently, the faculty has been expanded to allow senior trainees to participate in the basic courses as trainers.

The successful applicant will work with the Education and Training Co-ordinator (Skills) and will sit on the Education Committee. They will work closely with the Lead for simulation training who is also part of the faculty.

The job description / person specification and application form is available alongside our equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please send completed application form with short CV to alex.tytko@rcophth.ac.uk Head of Education and Training by 17.00 Monday 29 October 2018.  Interviews will be held on Friday 23 November 2018 in the morning.

If you wish to have further details of the post then please contact Alex Tytko on 0203 770 5338.

17.00, Monday 29 Oct 2018
Keeler Scholarship Trustee The College has a vacancy for a Member to sit on the Keeler Scholarship Board of Trustees

The Keeler Scholarship is awarded to assist successful Scholars to study, research, or acquire special skills, knowledge or experience at a suitable location in the United Kingdom or elsewhere for a minimum of six months.

The College is looking to recruit a new Trustee to take part in the evaluation of applications on behalf of the College from 2018 onwards

This position is open to substantive NHS Consultants in the UK of at least 10 years’ standing who have experience in evaluation of training opportunities and scientific research projects. They must also be current members of the College and registered for CPD. The appointment will be for 10 years.

For the full job description please click here.

Please send your CV and a personal statement detailing your suitability for this role (limited to 400 words) to education@rcophth.ac.uk by 17.00 Friday 2 November 2018.

17.00 Friday 2 November 2018
Awards and Scholarships Sub-committee, Chair We are seeking a suitability experienced volunteer with an academic or technical background to bring a more focused input to the annual selection process for the awards.

We seek an active consultant in the UK who can represent the views of a typical consultant and has been in a substantive consultant post for a minimum of three years.

The successful applicant will work with the Education and Training Administrator and will sit on the Education Committee.

The job description and person specification and application form is available here.

Please send completed application form alongside an equal opportunities monitoring form and short CV to alex.tytko@rcophth.ac.uk Head of Education and Training by 17.00 Monday 5 November 2018.  Interviews will be held on Friday 14 December 2018 in the morning.   Please note that we can also organise a Skype interview.

If you wish to have further details of the post then please contact Alex Tytko on 0203 770 5338.

17.00, Monday 5 November 2018
Vice President – Policy & Communications The VP Policy & Communications works directly with the President and the Policy & Communications team to ensure that the overall RCOphth strategy and goals are sustainable and coherent. He/she acts as an advocate for College-wide communications and policy at Trustee and Council level to support a joined-up approach and to identify cross-departmental opportunities, goals and priorities, both internally within the College and externally with all stakeholders.

To apply for this role please read the job description and person specification, complete the application form and return to jo.longden@rcophth.ac.uk

17.00, Thursday 6 December 2018
Regional Education Advisers Regional Education Advisers (REA) are appointed by Council to represent the College in education and training within their LETB/Deanery regions. They will work closely with Postgraduate Deans, Training Programme Directors, College Tutors and The School of Ophthalmology to promote high standards of training, delivery of curriculum and excellence in education for consultants and career-grade posts. They are responsible for the development of College Tutors and other Trainers in their region. They also have a specific role in advising and assessing those in alternative training pathways and applying for CESR.

One REA is appointed for each of the regions. The initial term of office is three years and REAs are eligible for re-appointment for a further three-year term.

We currently have vacancies for the following regions:

  1. North West Thames
  2. South Western (Peninsula)
  3. Northern
  4. East of England (East Anglia)
  5. Scotland North (Aberdeen)
  6. Scotland East (Dundee)
  7. Severn
  8. Wales
  9. North Western

If there is a vacancy you are interested in applying for, please call Gareth Brennan on 020 3770 5341 or email education@rcophth.ac.uk

Download the REA job description and person specification, and the REA application form.

Applications accepted throughout the year
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.

Read the Job description and person specification, guidance document and complete the application form, attaching an abridged CV to equiavalence@rcophth.ac.uk

Training Days for 2018 are 25 April 2018 and 10 September 2018 and successful applicants will be expected to attend one of these dates.

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 skills.centre@rcophth.ac.uk.

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. Upon reflection I would say most  important point would be the experience of involvement with college!

Since I joined this committee I got insight into how decisions are made in various committees and how to arrange seminars like SAS national eye day and SAS forum during college congress. I think it will be a great experience!” (Dipen Boghani, South West Thames)

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 sas@rcophth.ac.uk.

If you would like to have a chat about the role, please contact Bronwen Attrup, Chair SAS Committee bronwen.attrup@ulh.nhs.uk

Applications accepted throughout the year