The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is committed to promoting and improving the quality of health and patient care worldwide by enhancing accessibility to the profession, developing collaborative partnerships, encouraging innovation and delivering outstanding education, training, quality improvement, and assessment opportunities.

To underpin the delivery of outstanding training, we are now seeking our next Director of Training to lead the RCPE training function, represent RCPE externally, and to work in partnership with our sister colleges in the UK to deliver postgraduate training of physicians through the Joint Royal Colleges Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB), to set and maintain the standards of high quality UK medical training. 

The Director of Training will work closely with the Medical Director of JRCPTB, RCPE Training Strategy Group colleagues, including the Director of Education, and the Trainees and Members Committee, with support from the Head of Education and Training.  There is the potential to create new roles to deliver the strategy, and to establish short life working groups to support RCPE and joint training activities.

How to apply

To view the full job description, please refer to the document at the end of this page. Informal enquiries should be directed to the former Director of Training, Dr Mike Jones, should they wish to discuss the role in more detail at 07977 142 279 or

Formal expressions of interest, stating why you are interested in the role and what you would bring to it, accompanied by a short CV should be emailed to Jeanette Stevenson at by 9am on Monday 31 August 2020.

Any UK Fellow who is in good standing may apply for the role, noting the special responsibilities. Nominees should seek approval from their employer to seek election to this post. The time commitment is estimated at 14 – 18 hours per month.

Application Closing Date: 
Monday, 31 August, 2020