Vacancies

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians based in the UK and with international reach, is a collaboration between the:

  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Royal College of Physicians of London

Collectively, the colleges represent more than 50,000 physicians worldwide. For physicians in the UK and globally, the colleges provide an invaluable professional network, opportunities to share best practice and ongoing educational opportunities.

The Federation’s purpose is to support the three colleges in delivering core shared services including:

  • the MRCP(UK) Diploma Examinations, the PACES practical examination and Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs)
  • the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) which is responsible for managing the Colleges’ role in the regulation of specialist training in the UK
  • the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy and Diary for Physicians

Current vacancies:

Senior Administrator, Trainee Services

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and highly organised Senior Trainee Services Administrator. The successful candidate will manage the completion of training process, and provide support for doctors seeking to gain entry onto the GMC’s Specialist Register.

The primary duties involve compiling completion of training applications, seeking approval to recommend trainees to the Specialist Register from the Specialty Advisory Committees (SAC), operating within Service Level Agreement (SLA) deadlines, and identify problems needing resolution. The post holder will ensure the effective flow of information between the SACs, the GMC and JRCPTB.  

The post holder will have excellent communication skills, show great attention to detail and be able to present information clearly and concisely to SAC in order to gain approval.

Closing date: 30 March 2020

Interview date: w/c 6 April 2020

For more information and to apply, please click here


Senior Administrator (CESR and Certification)

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and highly organised Senior CESR Administrator. The successful candidate will work closely with clinical Assessors and the General Medical Council (GMC) to support the continued development of Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

The primary duties involve writing CESR reports across all specialities, using the domain/capabilities in practice (CiPs) framework.  Coordinating on-going support for the CESR routes of entry onto the GMC Specialist Register.  Identifying appropriate clinical Assessors, ensuring that contractual and regulatory timeframes and SLAs are met. Deliver training support to new clinical Assessors.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills, show great attention to detail and be able to present information clearly and concisely to clinical assessors and the GMC in order to progress applications.

Closing date: 30 March 2020

Interview date: w/c 6 April 2020

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Lay Representatives - Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians UK

The Federation is seeking to appoint two representatives to JRCPTB:

X 1 Lay representative – Specialty Advisory Committee - Metabolic Medicine
X 1 Lay representative – International Management and Policy Board (IMaP)

    Purpose and scope

    Lay involvement in the management and organisation of our work is essential. Lay representatives act as a ‘critical friend’, contribute experience from outside the professional group, and provide an external, non-medical perspective to the decision making process. They provide input into the external quality assurance of the examinations delivery, support the officers of their board or committee in delivering examinations and meeting the requirements set by the General Medical Council (GMC). Successful applicants will become full members of the respective boards and committees, and will actively participate in their work and projects.

    Federation lay representatives are non-salaried positions although applicants should note all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be reimbursed in line with the expenses policy.
     
    The Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) improves patient care by setting and maintaining standards for the highest quality of physician training in the UK.
     
    JRCPTB is responsible for:
    • The production of specialty curricula, including workplace based assessments, for 33 medical specialties and 2 subspecialties, as well as Internal Medicine Training (IMT);
    • Providing external advice to Deaneries on quality management of training in different locations as part of the General Medical Council’s Quality Framework;
    • Recording and monitoring trainees’ progress and making recommendations for the award of specialty certification;
    • External stakeholder management through the work of Speciality Advisory Committees;
    • International Development activities.
    Lay representatives for JRCPTB can be non- health care professionals with an interest in medical training who have the ability to represent the interests of the lay public to consultant physicians.
     
    How to apply
     
    If you are interested in any of these roles, please provide a current CV and a brief covering letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability to the role to Estella Hayward at Estella.Hayward@jrcptb.org.uk. Recruitment is ongoing until all positions are filled, and applicants will be invited to an informal meeting with representatives from the Federation to confirm suitability for the role before appointments are confirmed.