Would you like to work for the BOA? 

Around 10 million adults and 12,000 children, have a musculoskeletal condition in the UK today. We are a professional membership organisation and registered charity with the mission of ‘Caring for Patients, Supporting Surgeons’ working with our members to deliver excellence in surgical care and restore pain free mobility.

Our activities include influencing and engagement, professional practice, research and training and education. We have over 5,000 members worldwide, the majority based in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Membership is made up of consultants (active or retired), surgeons in training and staff and associate specialist grades (SAS).

See our current vacancies below:

BOA Education Lead

The BOA is committed to a culture of life-long learning to equip our members to better serve their patients. Our educational offering is therefore a crucial part of our mission of 'supporting surgeons, caring for patients'.

This role will take the lead in delivering and developing BOA educational courses for surgeons at all stages of their career, which will continue to improve the standard of teaching for those in trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) training and practice.


The post is open to applications from clinical practitioners with a strong interest in education, including those who have recently retired from clinical practice, or education professionals with experience in medical education.

The post carries remuneration for sessional reimbursement to the employer at the rate of c2 PA per week, or equivalent for non-clinicians (subject to negotiation). It is expected that at least one half-day per week will be during core BOA office hours.

The role is responsible to the BOA Executive and the Chief Operating Officer and will be for a five-year term in the first instance, with reviews at six and twelve months. Following the initial term, the appointment is renewable for a further three years.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Education and Careers Committee (EdCar).

Applicants will need to be able to commit to leading the development and delivery of educational courses, attending EdCar meetings, running sessions at the BOA Congress, and supporting or participating in ad hoc meetings and initiatives. Course delivery can take place during the working week, evenings or weekends, so the post holder will need to be flexible in their approach.

Description of duties:
  • Lead on the delivery of the BOA’s successful educational courses, including Training Orthopaedic Trainers and Ortho Update.
  • Recruit and develop course faculty to assist in the delivery of courses and programmes.
  • Identify areas for development of new education offerings & lead in doing so.
  • Evaluate course delivery and review existing course structures and material to ensure relevance and fitness for purpose.
  • Take an active role in promoting and disseminating course opportunities to ensure good uptake and broaden engagement.
  • Attend the Education and Careers Committee meetings to report back on progress.
Administrative Support

Administrative support will be provided by BOA Events and Policy and Programmes teams as appropriate.

Travel and other out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the policies of the Association in force at the time in accordance with the functions of the Association.

Person Specification:

Candidates should be strong advocates and ambassadors for the BOA, and show through their dedication and innovation that they are committed to the vision of the organisation.




Commitment to the BOA

Engaging with issues affecting the orthopaedic profession and working for the benefit of all members.


Subject matter expertise

Up to date knowledge of current affairs in surgical training and education.



Masters in Medical Education or equivalent experience.



Previous or present experience of curriculum delivery and development.



Relevant professional membership e.g. Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers.



Knowledge and experience of, and interest in, engaging with professional issues relevant to education and training.


Leading development of education & training

Experience in developing & delivering education courses.



The ability to take over current courses Training Orthopaedic Trainers & Training Orthopaedic Educational Supervisors and time to devote 15 hours to each TOTS/TOES programme (3-4 per annum).



Able to attend EdCar Committee meetings (3 per annum).



Able to take difficult decisions, balancing priorities or competing demands.



Being proactive and taking the initiative, being creative and innovative.


Strong team worker

Working with others successfully by building trust, through personal credibility and a collaborative style of working.



Able to use network to recruit select and on-board new faculty.


Corporate responsibility

Able to be accountable and take corporate responsibility for decisions made by the Education & Careers Committee and the BOA.


Application process

Appointment will be by competitive interview. 

Candidates are asked to explain how they meet the skills and experience in the person specification. They should submit a CV and a covering letter that explains their reasons for applying and suitability for the role. The selection panel will include one member of the BOA Executive, the Chair of the EdCar Committee, and one other Council or Executive member.

Applications should be submitted by email to: [email protected]. Applicants are also welcome to contact the President to discuss: [email protected]. Deadline for applications is: 29th March 2023.

To stand for appointment to a committee position, there is a requirement that current clinicians are in 'current good standing' with the GMC. For our purposes, 'not in good standing' refers to either an interim order being issued and/or conditions or restrictions having been placed on your practice by the GMC or employer and/or suspension from the workplace.

We are very keen to ensure that the BOA Committees and appointments are as diverse as the population they represent, and that a wide range of viewpoints and perspectives are involved. If you have any questions about the roles, and your suitability for them, feel free to contact the BOA’s policy team at [email protected] or get in touch with any member of the Education & Careers Committee.