Work for us

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Lead Examiner (RCVS Statutory Membership Examination)

NB This role description combines responsibilities for both the written (MCQ) and practical (OSCE) components of the Exam. However, we also welcome applications from appropriate experts wishing to be lead examiner for either component individually

The key responsibilities of this role are to review and approve the RCVS Statutory Membership Examination papers / content, to ensure it is valid and represents the standard required of veterinary surgeons wishing to practise in the UK. The role will also entail supporting the ongoing development of the exam content, through standard setting and question / OSCE station review with other members of the RCVS Statutory Examination Board.

Time commitment

The Lead Examiner role is expected to take a maximum of 16 days per annum, however, flexibility will be required and additional time may be required if the number of candidates increases.

Remuneration

A daily rate of £372 inc. VAT is available for this role (review pending), in addition to expenses.

How to apply

To view the full job description please see the 'Related Documents' box, at the end of this page.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Dr Linda Prescott-Clements, RCVS Director of Education, at L.Prescott-Clements@rcvs.org.uk 

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday, 7 January 2019.

 

12 x Examiners (RCVS Statutory Membership Examination)

Applications are invited for examiners for the RCVS Statutory Membership Examination, representing the following areas:

  • Equine
  • Companion Animal
  • Production Animal
  • Veterinary Public Health

The purpose of the examiner role is to observe and assess the performance of candidates taking the practical component (Objective Structured Clinical Examination – OSCE) of the Statutory Membership Examination. However, there will be the opportunity for some examiners to contribute more widely to the RCVS examination, through membership of the Statutory Examination Board, reviewing MCQ questions for the written papers and standard setting.

Requirements

Examiners will be appropriately experienced in their area of practice, and have been registered and in good standing with the RCVS for a minimum of 5 years. Examiners should be familiar with the standard expected upon graduation in UK veterinary schools, and able to demonstrate the consistent application of performance judgements against pre-determined assessment criteria across multiple candidates. Examiners should have an understanding of the importance and mechanism of avoiding unconscious bias (training will also be provided), and possess good communication skills and team-working.

Time commitment

The estimated time commitment for examiners is described below. However, this is dependent on the number of candidates and therefore a degree of flexibility may be required.

Examiners will be required to attend a 1-day training course in advance of being an examiner, and annually thereafter.

The OSCE will take place on the week commencing 15 July at Glasgow Vet School, across 1-2 days.

If the examiner is also a member of the Statutory Exam Board, this will meet 2-3 times a year.

Further information

Further information on the RCVS Statutory Membership Examination is available on our website as follows;

Press release regarding the new exam format for 2019 

General information about the Statutory Membership Exam 

Remuneration

Examiners will be paid a daily rate of £372 inc. VAT (under review), in addition to travel and subsistence expenses.

How to apply

If you have any questions about the role, or to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr Linda Prescott-Clements, RCVS Director of Education, at L.Prescott-Clements@rcvs.org.uk

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday, 7 January 2019.

 

Qualifications Officer (Further Education)

We are seeking highly organised, motivated and dynamic registered veterinary nurse to be responsible for the accreditation and quality monitoring of Awarding Organisations, their centres and training practices.

This is a full-time, permanent role. With combined office and home working. It is envisaged that for the first 6 months attendance at Belgravia House will be 2-3 times per week and thereafter 1-2 days per week depending on audit activities. (Some travel and overnight stays will be required)

To view the full job description please see the 'Related Documents' box, at the end of this page.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to j.dugmore@rcvs.org.uk. No application form is required.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 23 December 2018.

  

Qualifications Officer (Higher Education)

We are seeking highly organised, motivated and dynamic registered veterinary nurse to facilitate and support accreditation of Higher Education institutions delivering licence to practise and post-registration veterinary nursing qualifications.

This is a full-time, permanent role. With combined office and home working. It is envisaged that for the first 6 months attendance at Belgravia House will be 2-3 times per week and thereafter 1-2 days per week depending on audit activities. (Some travel and overnight stays will be required)

To view the full job description please see the 'Related Documents' box, at the end of this page.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to j.dugmore@rcvs.org.uk. No application form is required.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 23 December 2018.

 

Media Officer

We are looking for a highly organised professional to support the Communications team in all aspects of media relations.

This is a full-time, permanent role. 

To view the full job description please see the 'Related Documents' box, at the end of this page.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@rcvs.org.uk. No application form is required.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 23 December 2018.

 

RCVS Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) and RCVS Disciplinary Committees (DC)

Thewlis Graham Associates are currently recruiting on behalf of the RCVS for the following vacancies:

RCVS Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) 

  • 2 veterinary surgeons – one for 2019 and one for 2020
  • 1 lay member for 2019

RCVS Disciplinary Committees (DC)

  • 3 veterinary surgeons for 2019
  • 2 lay members for 2020

Plus 3 veterinary surgeon reserves and 3 lay member reserves for either committee.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit Thewlis Graham Associates' website. For a confidential discussion please contact Thewlis Graham Associates on +44 (0)20 7850 4781.

Please note this is an independent recruitment process and as such, all enquiries must be made through the above channels.

 

 

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.