Work for us

We currently have the following vacancies at the RCVS;

Research Fellow (Veterinary Medical Education)

PSS Assessors

Ethics Review Panel member


Research Fellow vacancy

We have an exciting opportunity for a research fellow to join our Education team, to support the RCVS and VSCEC in developing a new statutory membership examination for membership of the RCVS.

Key responsibilities include;

1. The development and testing of a bank of practical assessment stations appropriate to entry level clinical practice.
2. Coordination of the VSCEC shared MCQ assessment bank, blueprinting and facilitating development of additional questions where appropriate.
3. Liaising with RCVS Statutory Exam Project Manager over planning and deliverables

Candidates will need;
1. Detailed knowledge of veterinary education and the veterinary profession
2. Strong report writing and presentation skills
3. Good organisational skills

1. A veterinary degree is essential
2. A PhD in education or another social science discipline would be advantageous

The role is part-time, 3 days a week and can be based anywhere in the UK with travel to London as required. Salary c. £40K full-time equivalent.

To access more details, please download the full job description at the bottom of this page.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to by midnight Friday 6 October.


PSS Assessor vacancies

We are looking to recruit up to four experienced veterinary surgeons motivated to encourage continuous improvement in veterinary practice.  We are seeking assessors to work with practices to comply with our Practice Standards Scheme which has been established in its current form since November 2015. The Scheme also makes awards which focus on behaviours and outcomes, and provide practices with a clear pathway to improvement. Assessing these awards will require good communication and observation skills. 

Please view the full candidate brief (including instructions on applying), along with the application form, available to download at the end of this page. All applications should be accompanied by a recent CV. Deadline for applications is midnight Thursday 28 September 2017.


RCVS Ethics Review Panel vacancies

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) launched a one-year trial of an Ethics Review Panel (ERP) which commenced in July 2016. The ERP is intended to provide a mechanism of ethical approval for practice-based veterinary surgeons and registered veterinary nurses who wish to undertake research projects outside the scope of a university and/or industry context.

Following the successes of the trial’s first year, the ERP trial has been extended for a further year and its remit expanded to include consideration of canine, feline, equine and farm animal research projects.

We are seeking to appoint two veterinary surgeon members (to include one equine veterinary surgeon and one farm animal veterinary surgeon) as well as one lay member to sit on the ERP and review applications. 

These roles will complement the seven current panel members including the Chair (who is an ethicist) and an existing lay member.

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.