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  • Advertised from 15th November 2022
  • Department: Professional Activities. Contract Type: Fixed Term 1 Year. Hours: 35 hours per week


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients. Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership

approaching 30,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.

About the Role

In this role you will support and assist with all aspects of examination administration. You will update candidate and examiner records on database systems and manage the examination filing system for all applications and general correspondence. Carrying out any appropriate tasks as delegated by the Dental/Surgical Leads and Head of Examinations and assisting in other sections of the Department as required will also form part of this role.

The role will offer the candidate a varied and rewarding experience that utilises not only your administrative and organisational skills, but also offers event planning and travel opportunities – both UK and internationally. The role holder will liaise with key internal teams, clinicians, and members from across the College and associated bodies. The right candidate will take pride in their work and excel at delivering a professional level of customer service in a fast-paced environment.

Experience/Qualifications/Key Skills

Educated to at least Standard Grade Credit Level (SCQF level 5) or equivalent, including English and maths, you will have proven secretarial/administrative ability with good keyboard skills and the ability to use IT systems efficiently and effectively (MS Word, Excel).

You will have the ability to work as part of a team and be able to prioritise day-to-day workloads under minimal supervision. Good organisational, verbal, numerical and written skills are essential, as is a confident, conscientious and flexible approach to work.

Relevant work experience in a similar organisation or background is desirable.

Working with us

At the College we aim to embrace views from across the organisation, sharing common goals and values for the betterment of healthcare through the advancement of surgical and dental professionals. We aim to develop teams that are reflective of the needs of our members and maximise the potential of every employee.

To reflect the varying needs across the organisation, we offer a range of policies and benefits for our workforce including a generous 42 days annual leave, flexible working practices, enhanced employer pensions contribution and various discounts throughout the College including the Ten Hill Place Hotel, 1505 Café and free entry to Surgeons’ Hall Museums.

Please note that we do not accept CVs and agencies need not apply.

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website:

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 29th November 2022


The date of interview will be confirmed in due course.

Hill Square Educational Trust No. SC28302