About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation dedicated to the education,
training and advancement of surgeons, dental surgeons, doctors, and various individuals throughout healthcare
who are involved in the surgical care of patients. The College has a current membership approaching 29,000 and
growing, with members spanning over 100 countries around the world.
From our founding in 1505, the College has been committed to the advancement of surgery and driving patient safety
standards worldwide. In our 515-year history, there has never been a better time to join the College than
Working with us
At the College we aim to embrace views from across the organisation, sharing common goals and values for the
betterment of healthcare through the advancement of surgical and dental professionals. We aim to develop teams
that are reflective of the needs of our members and maximise the potential of every employee.
To reflect the varying needs across the organisation, we offer a range of policies and benefits for our workforce
including a generous 42 days annual leave, flexible working practices, enhanced employer pensions contribution
and various discounts throughout the College including the Ten Hill Place Hotel, 1505 Café and free entry to
Surgeons’ Hall Museums.
About the Role
Working within the Skills Centre team, the post holder will assist with the running of a wide range of course and
events associated with surgical education. This will include skills courses aimed at the full spectrum of
medical personnel, from junior trainees to experienced consultants, as well as examinations and outreach events.
The Skills Centre Technician will contribute to the smooth-running of the Skills Centre, providing practical
support with course set-up and delivery, assisting with stock control, and ensuring that animal tissue models
and cadaveric material are prepared appropriately.
In order to accommodate Skills Centre activities, the post-holder will be required to work out-with the standard
9am-5pm working pattern on a regular basis. Working arrangements will be agreed with the Skills Centre Manager
on a rolling basis, dependent on Skills Centre requirements. The Skills Centre Technician may on occasion be
required to travel and work away from Edinburgh, this may involve overnight stays away from their normal place
of residence. These commitments are an integral part of the job’s activities.
This is a superb opportunity for an individual who has a methodical and conscientious approach to work, with
excellent attention to detail. This role would suit a confident and organised individual with practical
experience in a laboratory or healthcare setting. However, significant training and support will be given to the
You will ideally have experience in a customer-facing role and be able to communicate at all levels. A high level of
professionalism is required for the role as is flexibility and a willingness to take on new challenges.