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The Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders Fellowship

We are pleased to be recruiting for our fourth cohort of Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders Fellowships. The scheme has been generously supported by Lady Estelle Wolfson (Chair of The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation). 


These fellowships aim to encourage women to apply for senior and leadership roles in the College and in surgery. The year-long fellowship programme provides women with opportunities to be involved in College activities, become familiar with how the College operates and encourages them to apply for Council and other leadership roles. 

Miss Helen Fernandes was appointed as Council lead, and a steering group was established to design and implement the programme. The programme comprises six days’ of College activity, spread across the year covering a range of meetings. The programme will be tailored to each participant’s interests. 

Become an emerging leader in 2018/19

Recruitment has now begun for this year’s Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders Fellowship Programme starting in September 2018.

Applicants can apply by sending the completed application form via email to or via mail to:

Membership Engagement
The Royal College of Surgeons England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Applications will close at 12pm on 14 May 2018 with interviews via video conference in June 2018. 

More information about the background of the programme can be found in the application pack.

Please email our careers team with any further queries.

Who is eligible?

  • Female surgical or dental consultants, or SAS doctors. 
  • Applications from exceptional senior trainees will also be considered. 
  • Applicants must have confirmation of Trust support to participate in this activity if selected
  • Applicants must be a member or fellow of the RCS.
  • We would particularly like to see applications from more senior members of the profession who may not previously have had opportunity to be involved in these types of leadership activities. 

Nicola Fearnhead, one of the 2015/16 fellows said of the programme: 

“Having concentrated on delivering excellence in clinical care and training as a consultant surgeon for the past decade, the Lady Estelle Wolfson Fellowship programme has now offered unique insight into how the Royal College of Surgeons functions, and provided an opportunity to explore how one might usefully contribute to our profession in the future.”

You can also read a blog from 2015/16 fellow, Jenny Smith about her own experience, what she gained and the future.

An article about the 2015/16 Lady Estelle Wolfson fellows was published in Medical Woman Magazine

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