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Education roles 2021

Vacancies for Education committee and honorary roles

Education activities include specialty training, curriculum, and workplace issues.

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How to apply

Please read the role description and committee terms of reference (if applicable), then complete the application form (Word document 58kb) and return by the deadline to:

The RCOG values the diversity of its members, and we recognise the importance of the RCOG committees representing both the diverse specialty and the diverse population our members serve. As an inclusive and accessible organisation, the willingness of our members to participate is essential for the RCOG's work to remain relevant to our members and the women we serve, and to move forward our strategy and organisational goals.

We carefully consider all applications. Please contact us if you have any queries about the roles, or your eligibility to apply.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please email committee.vacancies@rcog.org.uk

Please refer to our Equal opportunities policy, Diversity policy, and our Code of Conduct.

 

Advanced Training Committee (ATC)

Committee remit, membership and meeting dates

Chair

The role of the Chair is to ensure that the Committee carries out its responsibility for content and development of the ATSMs which fulfil the needs of pre-CCT and post-CCT doctors, including overseas doctors. It is the responsibility of the Chair to ensure that decisions reached by the Committee are implemented.

The successful candidate needs to have experience in delivering current ATSMs and understanding of curriculum developments regarding ATSMs. Ideally the successful candidate should be a current ATSM Preceptor or ATSM Director, have knowledge and experience of postgraduate medical education, including the new GMC Standards for Curricula and Assessment Systems ‘Excellence by Design’ and the Generic Professional Capabilities Framework and good understanding of the principles of quality assurance and governance.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

ATSM Officer – Vice Chair

The role of the ATSM Officer – Vice Chair is to contribute to the Advanced Training Review, advise on issues relating to ATSM programmes, delivery of ATSM, APM and ASM training and ATSM, APM and ASM curricula and monitor the learning and assessment support specific to ATSM, APM and ASM training to the Education Support Groups (e.g. eLearning)

The successful candidate needs to have experience in ATSM training and delivery and experience as an ATSM trainer. Ideally the successful candidate should have experience as a current ATSM Director, knowledge and experience of postgraduate medical education, including the new GMC Standards for Curricula and Assessment Systems ‘Excellence by Design’ and the Generic Professional Capabilities Framework and good understanding of the principles of quality assurance and governance.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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Curriculum Committee

Committee remit, membership and meeting dates

Vice Chair

The role of the Vice Chair is to support the Chair and liaise over work, deputise for the Chair as necessary, to take on a dedicated piece of work, represent the Curriculum Committee on the Education Quality Assurance Committee and be the strategic lead for simulation training.

The successful candidate needs to have experience in curriculum development and in-depth knowledge of the RCOG Obstetrics and Gynaecology curriculum. Ideally the successful candidate should have knowledge and experience of postgraduate medical education, including the new GMC Standards for Curricula and Assessment Systems ‘Excellence by Design’ and the Generic Professional Capabilities Framework and good understanding of the principles of quality assurance and governance.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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Equivalence Advisory Group

Committee remit, membership and meeting dates

Senior Equivalence Adviser

The role of the Senior Equivalence Adviser to chair meetings of the Equivalence Group, which assesses Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) applications against the current obstetrics and gynaecology core curriculum.  As Senior Adviser, the role requires a much more complex approach than that of an Adviser, with a higher level of responsibility and management to effectively understand and approach the complexities of the full range of different applications; which Advisers do not participate in.

The successful candidate needs to have excellent attention to detail, be familiar with the obstetrics and gynaecology core curriculum and a high level of expertise of the CESR process and how to complete an assessment in a robust and consistent way, regardless of the evidence and quality of evidence submitted.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Deputy Senior Equivalence Adviser

The role of the Deputy Senior Equivalence Adviser is to support the Chair and liaise over work, deputise chair Equivalence Group meetings when the Senior Equivalence Adviser is absent, may be required to deputise for the Senior Adviser in his/her absence which may include assessing reviews, re-applications, CESR applications in non-CCT specialties and appeals outside meetings, read and finalise evaluations and recommendations, contribute to the assessment of CESR applications at each meeting.

The successful candidate needs to have excellent attention to detail, be familiar with the obstetrics and gynaecology core curriculum and have a strong interest in building their expertise across more complex areas of the CESR process. This may include finalising evaluations and recommendations, assessing reviews, re-applications, CESR applications in non-CCT specialties and appeals outside meetings.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Equivalence Adviser (2 vacancies)

The role of the Equivalence Adviser is to assess CESR applications against the current obstetrics and gynaecology core curriculum, attend a minimum of 6 meetings per annum and when acting as presenter of an application, complete an evaluation form for the application and attend the relevant meeting in person

The successful candidate needs to have an active involvement in training and education (for example, Educational Supervisor, a member of a School, College Tutor, Foundation Programme Director, Unit Training Director, Director of Medical Education etc.), excellent attention to detail, familiarity with the obstetrics and gynaecology core curriculum and an interest in and understanding of the CESR process

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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Education Quality Assurance Committee (EQAC)

Committee remit, membership and meeting dates

Chair

The role of the Chair is to chair meetings of the Education Quality Assurance Committee and to ensure that the formal responsibility for the approval of new and the maintenance of existing educational resources, along with the Service and Product Review and Innovation Group (SPRIG) is undertaken. The Chair needs to ensure that the product proposal process is smoothly implemented by taking Chair’s action to approve proposals, with the benefit of EQAC members’ input, and simultaneous consideration by SPRIG and report to the next EQAC meeting

The successful candidate needs experience of taking part in quality assurance processes in education or experience of undergraduate quality assurance and experience of and understanding of GMC Regulatory System. Ideally the successful candidate should be an experienced external visitor for quality assurance processes (visits, ARCPs) and a GMC Partner or equivalent.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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Subspecialty Committee

Committee remit, membership and meeting dates

Chair

The role of the Chair is to chair committee meetings, ensure the regular and systematic review of the subspecialty curricula is undertaken, all subspecialty programmes through a process of approval against centre criteria and review of information from trainee assessments and feedback is carried out in a timely manner and that the centralised subspecialty assessments are undertaken bi-annually and final confirmation of completion of subspecialty training is granted.

The successful candidate needs to have experience in subspecialty training, experience as a subspecialty programme trainer and an understanding of curriculum developments. Ideally the successful candidate should have experience as a current member of the Subspecialty Committee, knowledge and experience of postgraduate medical education and a good understanding of the principles of quality assurance and governance.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Member – Maternal and Fetal Medicine (MFM) Representative

The role of the MFM Representative is to take part in all decision-making related to the work of the Committee, to bring specific expertise and insight from the relevant subspecialty field, to take on a dedicated piece of work for the relevant subspecialty when the need arises as requested by the Chair, review Chair’s actions for registration in the relevant subspecialty and be involved in any reviews of subspecialty training centres for the relevant subspecialty.

The successful candidate needs to have experience as a subspecialty trainer. Ideally the successful candidate should have an understanding of curriculum developments, knowledge and experience of postgraduate medical education and a good understanding of the principles of quality assurance and governance.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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Professional Development Committee

Committee remit, membership and meeting dates

Academic Representative

The role of the Committee is to oversee the management of the RCOG CPD programme for UK and overseas Fellows, Members and Associates. This includes championing the new 2019 CPD programme and educational philosophy underpinning it and to ensure that it remains within national standards, including those of the GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

The post holder will provide an expert view, particularly from an academic perspective, to enable the Chair to respond to all enquiries, consultations and correspondence from College Officers, Fellows and Members, and outside bodies, as and when they arise.

The appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Fellow and Member Representatives (2 vacancies)

The role of the Committee is to oversee the management of the RCOG CPD programme for UK and overseas Fellows, Members and Associates. This includes championing the new 2019 CPD programme and educational philosophy underpinning it and to ensure that it remains within national standards, including those of the GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

The appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Revalidation Lead

The Revalidation Lead is responsible for overseeing the College’s activities in relation to revalidation and remediation.

The role of the Professional DevelopmentCommittee is to oversee the management of the RCOG CPD programme for UK and overseas Fellows, Members and Associates. This includes championing the new 2019 CPD programme and educational philosophy underpinning it and to ensure that it remains within national standards, including those of the GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

The appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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eLearning Editorial Board

Committee remit, membership and meeting dates

Editor in Chief (Obstetrics)

The Editor in Chief (Obstetrics) will oversee all obstetrics modules in addition to the normal duties of an Editorial Board member, e.g. oversee updates / peer reviews / production of assessment questions for a Core Knowledge module (approx. 10 tutorials). They will be assisted in their work in the Core Knowledge module by a Trainee member of the Board.

The successful candidate needs to have understanding of the purpose and principles of the eLearning Core Knowledge eTutorials, knowledge of the structure and content of the old and new (2019) Core Curriculum, knowledge of the Part 2 MRCOG, especially the types of exam questions and their format.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Consultant Members (8 vacancies)

We are seeking applicants for new members of the Core Knowledge eLearning Editorial Board with an interest in:

  • Antenatal care
  • Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Problems
  • Management Labour and Delivery
  • Gynaecological Problems and Early Pregnancy Loss
  • Surgical procedures and postoperative care
  • Maternal Medicine
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist as a Teacher, Researcher and Professional

The Editorial Board for eLearning Core Knowledge is responsible for the content and quality assurance of the 97 Core eTutorials. The role of the eLearning Editorial Board member is to be responsible for the content of eLearning Core Knowledge tutorials and to act in an advisory role in the development of new eLearning content.

The successful candidate needs to have understanding of the purpose and operating principles of eLearning, knowledge of the structure and content of the old and new (2019) Core Curriculum, knowledge of the Part 2 MRCOG, especially the types of exam questions and their format and an understanding of publishing procedures and copyright.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Please indicate on your application form your top 2-3 preferences for the module that you would like to be responsible for.

Trainee Members (8 vacancies)

We are seeking applicants for new trainee members of the Core Knowledge eLearning Editorial Board with an interest in:

  • Antenatal care
  • Management of Labour and Delivery
  • Postpartum and neonatal problems
  • Gynaecological Problems and Early Pregnancy Loss
  • Maternal Medicine
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist as a Teacher, Researcher and Professional
  • SBA Lead (obstetrics)
  • SBA Lead (gynae)

The Editorial Board for eLearning Core Knowledge is responsible for the content and quality assurance of the 97 Core eTutorials. The role of the trainee eLearning Editorial Board member is to assist the consultant Editorial Board Member in obstetrics or gynaecology, in their role overseeing the update and review of the Core Knowledge eTutorials and in an advisory role in the development of new eLearning content.

The successful candidate needs to hold an NTN number, have an understanding of the purpose and operating principles of eLearning, knowledge of the structure and content of the old and new (2019) Core Curriculum, knowledge of the Part 2 MRCOG, especially the types of exam questions and their format and an understanding of publishing procedures and copyright.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Please indicate on your application form your top 2-3 preferences for the module that you would like to be responsible for.

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Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training Adviser

The role of the Less Than Full Time Training Adviser is to liaise with the Chair of the Specialty Education Advisory Committee and Committee members to ensure that they are informed on issues relating to Less than Full Time Training (LTFT) and to be a point of contact (via the Secretary) for deaneries, trainees and the GMC.

The successful candidate needs to have an interest and an understanding of the issues relating to working at less than full time and an involvement in the Deanery structure. Ideally the successful candidate should be involved in management of education at regional level.

This appointment is for a 3-year term starting on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

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You can also see vacancies for Clinical Quality roles and Examination roles.