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Vacancies for Regional and Devolved Nation Directors

We are recruiting a new Director for Wales (Interim)

The purpose of the Director in Wales (Interim) is to lead our engagement with Welsh Government, Members of the Senedd, surgical professionals, and key stakeholder groups in Wales.

Working closely with the Policy and Public Affairs Manager (Wales), you will build relationships to gather local feedback on the issues affecting members and fellows in Wales, as well as providing leadership for the Wales Board. This role will also help identify areas for support through RCS England events/services, and promote College support mechanisms for surgeons at all stages of their career.

The Director in Wales (Interim) will be invited to our quarterly Regional Committee meetings and will chair our Wales Board; leading our network of Regional Specialty Professional Advisers and Surgical Tutors, and driving forward our strategic aims.

The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial term of six months, with the possibility of extension.

Information about applying

  • Applications for the above post are invited from surgeons working in Wales. You must complete the application form – please note that CVs will not be accepted.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 18 March 2022. Please submit your application form to Jenna Cowling, Outreach Manager (South) by email:
  • Interviews will take place in person on Thursday 31 March 2022 (location TBC). Shortlisted applicants will be asked to give a ten-minute presentation outlining how they would deliver the core functions in the job description.
  • To apply, please see the role description and guidance notes for applicants, and application form below. 
  • To discuss the role in detail, please contact Alice Jones, Policy and Public Affairs Manager (Wales):

To apply

Guidance notes for applicants

  • Employment status: Applicants must be consultants or Specialty or Associate Specialist (SAS) surgeons working in a substantive post in Wales. Retired consultants or SAS surgeons who are no longer than two years out of clinical practice and who were working in a substantive post in Wales prior to retirement may also apply.
  • Fellowship of surgical Royal Colleges: Fellows of any of the surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland are eligible to apply. However, successful applicants who are not Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England will be expected to take up the Fellowship via transfer at the time of taking up the post.
  • Supporting statement: Applicants should aim to demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes asked for in the person specification in the supporting statement. Please add any other relevant information that you feel supports your application.
  • Job share applicants: Job share applicants will be expected to submit one application form per applicant. They will also need to complete the section on the application outlining why the job share model is suitable and beneficial and how the job share arrangement will work in practice, e.g. along geographical lines, and a coherent proposal for delivering the core functions in the job description as a joint enterprise.

This information is also available in Welsh:

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