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Differential Attainment Advisor | Specialty Education Advisory Committee

Responsibilities of the Differential Attainment Advisor include:

  • To represent SEAC on issues relating to differential attainment in education and training
  • Contribute to the College’s Differential Attainment Action Plan, ensuring curriculum and resources are inclusive and align to the targets and recommendations set by the GMC
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in particular the Exams Advisor, College Officers and GMC representatives

The Specialty Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is responsible for the content, structure and delivery of the Specialty Training Programme and advises on the eligibility of doctors for the award of the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). SEAC meets three times a year (once in person/twice remotely).

This appointment is for a three-year term beginning in June/July 2024 and will be appointed by interview.

UK Fellows and Members are eligible to apply for this position.

Please see the role description, person specifications, and other information at the bottom of the page.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the form via the button below. Once completed, you will be asked to share a CV with us via email to specialtytrainingcct@rcog.org.uk

 

Should you have any additional enquiries please email specialtytrainingcct@rcog.org.uk. 

Application deadline: Thursday 25 April 2024

Interview date: tbc

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Role description

Differential Attainment Advisor

Specialty Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Three-year term from June/July 2024

  • Act as an advisor on issues relating to differential attainment and fair training cultures in education and training
  • Contribute to the College’s Differential Action Plan, ensuring training cultures are inclusive and fair in line with the targets and recommendations set by the GMC
  • Complete an evaluation analysis on the GMC’s data related to equality and diversity of training outcomes, reporting and presenting on findings to SEAC and other appropriate College committees
  • Contribute to the Training Evaluation Form (TEF) thematic reports and exam evaluation reports
  • Review of Council papers related to differential attainment, where appropriate
  • Raise awareness, highlighting concerns, driving forwards improvements, and best practice through to implementation
  • Support the College’s continued work to help tackle attainment gaps and inequalities in education and training
  • Support RCOG’s workforce team, addressing differential attainment in UK practice
  • Guide and advise the College on matters relating to fair training cultures and matters related to differential attainment
  • To represent SEAC on issues relating to differential attainment in education and training
  • Contribute to the College’s Differential Action Plan, ensuring curriculum and resources are inclusive and align to the targets and recommendations set by the GMC
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in particular the Exams Advisor, College Officers and GMC representatives
  • Representation at College committees or external meetings by invitation and where the agenda topic relates to differential attainment
  • RCOG SEAC
  • RCOG Education Board
  • RCOG Workforce Team
  • RCOG Examinations & Assessment Committee Differential Attainment & Reasonable Adjustments Lead
  • RCOG Officers
  • External stakeholders, including GMC and NHSE

The ability to attend all meetings of the SEAC Committee and other meetings as required. This role will involve a time commitment of approximately two hours per week.

The outgoing post holder to have a handover to the incoming post holder.

Person specification

  • FRCOG/MRCOG
  • Currently practising in the UK
  • Registered with a licence to practise with GMC or Irish Medical Council, in good standing
  • Included on the GMC specialist register 
  • Substantive consultant or SAS doctor in obstetrics and/or gynaecology in UK NHS practice for at least three years
  • Involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, training and assessment
  • Evidence of equality and diversity training within the previous three years
  • Demonstration of involvement in personal CPD
  • Evidence of annual appraisal

Essential

  • Understanding of unconscious bias and equality and diversity issues
  • Understanding of accessing fair training cultures for all

Desirable

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Collaborative working
  • Leadership experience

CPD information

The 2019 RCOG CPD Guide can be found here.

Committee Chair/Member/Course Convenors and Organisers

If within your committee role or work as course convenor or organiser you gain knowledge which enhances patient care or leadership and technical skills (including for example, giving presentations, teaching sessions or mock examining) credits can be claimed as an ‘Experiential Learning Event’.

Reflection is required to claim credits for an Experiential Learning Event. 2 CPD credits are claimable following reflection. In addition 1 or 2 credits are claimable for an action following the learning (1 credit for a simple action, 2 credits for a complex action). To claim credits for an action, the individual needs to demonstrate how they have applied their learning to their practice, the service they provide and/or the potential impact of the learning.

Why get involved with our work

Volunteering with the RCOG is a rich and rewarding experience which offers a range of professional and personal benefits:

  • Professional recognition
  • Build networks and friendships
  • Career development
  • Make meaningful change
  • Wellbeing