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  • Advertised from 24th December 2018
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term for 12 months (with the possibility of extension, subject to funding)


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the oldest and largest of the UK surgical Royal Colleges, and one of the largest of all the UK medical Royal Colleges. First incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, the College has been at the vanguard of surgical innovation and developments for over 500 years.

The College’s primary role is to ensure the safety of patients and support the provision of the best possible care. it fulfils this role by championing the highest standards of surgical and dental practice; through provision of courses and educational programmes, training, examinations and Continuous Professional Development; liaising with external medical bodies; and by influencing healthcare policy across the UK.

Today, the College is a modern, thriving, global membership network of over 25,000 medical professionals who live and work in more than 100 countries around the world. The membership includes people at every stage of their career, from medical students through to trainees, consultants and those who have retired from practice.

About the Role

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Faculty Development Assistant to provide professional administrative, project and secretariat support to new and emerging faculties of the College. The post holder will play a critical role within a newly formed team, reporting to the Faculty Development Manager.

This will be a varied and highly-rewarding role, with the opportunity for the right applicant to be involved in activities beyond the purely administrative (e.g. events planning and organisation, marketing and communications) and to engage with staff from across the College as well external stakeholders and partners on a regular basis.

Occasionally, the requirement may arise for the post holder to undertake work outside of normal business hours or travel for business purposes.

Experience/Qualifications/Key Skills

Applicants should be able to demonstrate previous experience of providing excellent project and administrative support to committees and executive groups. Applicants will also require highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills, experience in effectively prioritising and managing competing demands, and a demonstrable ability to produce high-quality, clear and concise written work.

As a minimum, applicants should have a Higher Grade English qualification (or equivalent). Education to Degree level is a desirable factor.

Application notes

For further information and to apply go to:

Contact Information


Address: Human Resources

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW

Interview Details

The date of interview will be confirmed in due course.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s and agencies need not apply.

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