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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 Advisors
College Tutors

Current vacancies

Role Summary
RCOphth rep on the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) The RCOphth seeks a representative to attend the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) meetings and report back to its Professional Standards Committee. The UKOA is a membership group of UK ophthalmology providers and stakeholders set up in 2017. It provides a forum for regular liaison and discussion on efficiency, quality and other mutual areas of interest between key stakeholders for ophthalmic services. Its key benefit is national standardisation to deliver best practice in clinical outcomes, patient co-developed standards and cost efficiency  The RCOphth is a key stakeholder of the UKOA, along with the College of Optometrists, the British and Irish Orthoptists Society and eye charities. The UKOA is informed by Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) results, which allows the benchmarking of processes and outcomes to drive up standards. From April 2020, it now works closely supporting the work of the National Outpatient Transformation (NOTP) Eye Care Restoration and Transformation Programme.

You can download the application form here

You can read the full job description here.

17:00, 2nd October 2020
Academic Sub-committee: Clinical Scientist The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is recruiting for the role of Clinical Scientist who is able to represent the perspectives and needs of academic ophthalmologists in the UK.

You can read the full job description here

You can download the application form here

You can read our Academic Sub-committee terms of reference form here

You can download our equality, monitoring and diversity form here

You can also read our conflict of interest policy form here

17:00, 9th October 2020
Academic Sub-committee: Clinical Researcher The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is recruiting for the role of Clinical Researcher. The successful applicant will be a research interested or active ophthalmologist able to represent the perspectives and needs of NHS ophthalmologists who are supporting, participating in or leading ophthalmic research within their substantive NHS posts.

You can read the full job description here

You can download the application form here

You can read our Academic Sub-committee terms of reference form here

You can download our equality, monitoring and diversity form here

You can also read our conflict of interest policy form here

17:00, 9th October 2020
Honorary Treasurer The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is recruiting for the role of Honorary Treasurer, the appointment will be for four years. Applicants should be Fellows or Members in good standing and in a substantive consultant post for three or more years.

The Honorary Treasurer is a college officer and Trustee of the College, a registered charity. Trustees have, and must accept, ultimate responsibility for governing a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent and well-run. The Honorary Treasurer will focus on the current and future financial governance of the College and works with the Chief Executive, Head of Finance and Operations and other stakeholders to fulfil this.

The Honorary Treasurer sits on the College’s Trustee Board which meets four times a year and chairs the Finance Committee, one of the College’s standing committees. As an integral part of the RCOphth, the Finance Committee advises the Trustees and meets twice a year.

An interest in, or expertise of, finance, HR and education would be welcome.

Interviews will be held on Friday 6 November 2020.

You can read the full job advert here

You can download the application form here

You can download the full job description here

You also download the Conflicts of Interest form here

17:00, Friday 23rd October 2020
Member of the Scientific Committee (Oculoplastics) Use your expertise to influence the scientific standards and practice of ophthalmology. Join the College’s Scientific Committee to promote and advise on scientific research and innovation, support educational and academic meetings and promote the use of evidence-based guidelines in ophthalmology.

Please find the job description here.

Please find the application form here.

Please send your completed application form to Beth Barnes at [email protected].

17:00, Friday 26 June 2020
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. 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 [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