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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).

Apply to be a Regional Education Advisor

You can read the full job and person description here. 

Please contact Gareth Brennan via [email protected] for further details.

 Appointment and term of office

Regional Education Advisors (REAs) are appointed by the Council to act on behalf of The College.  One REA is appointed for each of the regions, for a term of 3 years, renewable once.


  • Member of The College
  • Substantive consultant for at least 1 year
  • Independent:  not holding a connected or potentially conflicting post e.g. RCOphth Regional Representative or Deanery appointments such as Training Programme Director or Head of School

Appointment Process

You can download the application form here

Nominations will be sought through College communications.

Self-nominations are encouraged.

Applicants complete an application form and a summary CV and return it to [email protected].

The application form should be countersigned by:

  • Chair of the School Board/Specialty Training Committee or Head of School – to confirm that the nomination has LETB/Deanery endorsement

Applications will be assessed by a panel at The College, including the Regional Representative.