Regional Specialty Professional Advisor vacancies

The BOA and RCS England are seeking Regional Specialty Professional Advisors for 13 regions across England and Wales, as a large number of the postholders have reached the end of their term.

Vacancies have arisen in the following regions:

  • London (North East)
  • London (North West)
  • South East Coast
  • South Central (South)
  • South Central (North)
  • South West
  • Wales (North)
  • Wales (South)
  • Yorkshire and The Humber (South)
  • East Midlands (South)
  • East of England
  • North West (Mersey)
  • North East

The RSPA is a Specialty Association appointment endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  It is a key role to create a unified voice for surgery locally and to provide advice and support on professional matters to surgeons in the workplace.  Appointments are made for 3 years in the first instance, and it is recommended that the RSPA is provided with 0.5 of a PA in order to undertake the work related to the role.

A Job Description is available to download here.

Interested applicants must be:

  • A surgical consultant with demonstrable experience of delivering high quality services and a track record in leadership and medical management roles such as clinical directorship
  • A member of the BOA
  • A Fellow of any of the surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain or Ireland (not necessarily RCS England)

Rob Gregory is a knee surgeon in North East England, a BOA Trustee and one of the RSPAs currently demitting from office after completing a full term of 7 years. He has provided his reflections on life as an RSPA, which provides an insight for potential applicants on what the role entails.

Applicants should submit their CV and a brief covering letter addressed to BOA President Prof Phil Turner, outlining their interest in and suitability for the role. Applications must be received by email by Celia Jones before 10am on Wednesday 3rd July at c.jones@boa.ac.uk. Short online interviews (via Skype or Zoom) will take place on Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July.