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The following positions are currently available at the RCVS:

Legal Assessors for the RCVS Disciplinary Committee and Veterinary Nurses Disciplinary Committee 

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to sit with the Disciplinary Committee (DC) and the VN DC. Legal Assessors must be qualified as a solicitor, barrister or advocate in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and have at least 10 years’ experience.

Main duties are to be present at proceedings before the DC and the VN DC, to advise on any questions of law, evidence, procedure or other matters relevant to hearings and to inform the Committee of any irregularity in the conduct of procedures. In addition, Legal Assessors are expected to keep up to date with developments in regulatory law and to participate in training sessions for members of the DC and VN DC.

We are looking to appoint three Legal Assessors, preferably with experience of sitting with or appearing before Disciplinary Committees or Tribunals in other professions. 

Time commitment is two to four weeks per year, possibly in blocks of a week or more. Legal Assessors will be reimbursed at the same rate as a Recorder sitting in the Crown or County Court. Travel and subsistence expenses are also payable.

Interviews will take place in early 2017.

Applications (curriculum vitae with a covering letter) should be sent to Gemma Kingswell, RCVS, Belgravia House, 62 - 64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF or by email to to arrive by 31 January 2017.

Working at the RCVS

To find out about the working culture at the RCVS, please read our booklet 'The Way We Work'. 


Please note: jobs within the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions are listed in the veterinary press. Further advice can be obtained from the British Veterinary Association and the British Veterinary Nursing Association.

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