This vacancy has now closed

  • Advertised from 16th October 2020
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the surgical care of patients. Founded in 1505, the College currently has a total membership approaching 30,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.

About the Role

The Senior Faculty Administrator will occupy an important and prominent position within a small, collaborative team of faculty administrators. In general, the duties of the post will include providing high quality administrative, project and secretariat support to several of the College’s faculties, covering surgery, dentistry and the extended surgical team.

This will be a varied and rewarding role, providing an opportunity to support the College’s faculties in delivering their operational and strategic objectives across a wide range of areas. The post holder will be required to engage with staff from across the College and with faculty members on a regular basis. Reporting to a Faculty Development Manager, the Senior Faculty Administrator will be expected to lead by example and set a high standard for the wider administrative team to follow.

There may be requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours and travel for work occasionally.

The successful appointee will be working remotely, from home, until at least February 2021.

Experience/Qualifications/Key Skills

Applicants should be able to demonstrate significant previous experience of providing excellent project and administrative support to boards, 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, sometimes to challenging deadlines.

A key part of the role will involve working with a significant number of standing committees, boards and working groups across the different faculties and delivering an effective and efficient secretariat support function. Therefore, experience in this area is essential.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website:

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

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Monday 2nd November 2020

Contact Information


Address: Human Resources

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW

Interview Details

Interviews will be held remotely on Monday 23 November 2020.

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