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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
Chair of Scientific Committee The College is seeking a Chair of the Scientific Committee.

The Scientific Committee is one of the standing Committees of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, it reports to Council and is ultimately responsible to the Trustee Board.

The Chair of the Committee shall be recruited by application and interview from UK Fellows, Members and Diplomates who pay a membership subscription.

For further information and to apply, please view the application form, terms of reference and job description.

17.00 Monday 20 February 2017
Editor in Chief of Eye The College is recruiting for the important post of Editor in Chief for our journal Eye.  As the figurehead of the journal, he/she is responsible for driving the strategic direction and promotion of the journal in collaboration with the RCOphth’s Scientific Committee, the Editorial Board and publisher Springer Nature.

We are looking for a consultant ophthalmologist with extensive experience in medicine, clinical and basic science research as well as editorial experience in a comparable international scientific journal as a reviewer or editor. The College relies on the Editor in Chief to ensure that the content of the journal is of high quality, in line with the RCOphth’s charter and relevant policies, whilst managing the editorial review process to be both timely and fair.

For further information about this role please view the Job Description & Person Specification. To apply for the role, please download the application form.

17.00 Monday 20 February 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 vacancies are in the following regions: E Anglia, Oxford, SE Thames, NE Thames, W. Midlands, South West, Wessex and Yorkshire.

The role involves three meetings per year of the SAS group at the Royal College premises, usually on a Friday afternoon.

The role also involves representing the SAS grade on one of the  RCOphth sub-committees eg. Scientific, cpd, training, education, professional standards, examinations.

The applicants would also help 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.