The Secretary is a senior Office Bearer in the College with lead responsibility for promoting Fellowship and Membership, for the elections of President, Vice Presidents, Council, and UK and Overseas Regional Advisers, for the corporate database, subscriptions collections, and the formal appointment of Office Bearers. The term of office is three years. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Promotion of Fellowship and Membership
  • Chairing the Membership & Fellowship Strategy Group
  • Responding timeously to day-to-day enquiries from the Membership team
  • Participating in New Fellows’ Admission Ceremonies
  • Organisation of the annual Regional Advisers’ Meeting
  • Responsibility for arranging College elections and the appointment of Office Bearers
  • Attendance at regular meetings with the President, Vice Presidents and Regional Advisers
  • Attendance at College official functions

The Secretary works closely with members of staff in the Membership team.

Interested candidates should be of consultant level and a Fellow of the RCPE. The job can be undertaken from outside Edinburgh, as the last four former Secretaries have done, but the Secretary should be based in the UK.  It is a rewarding job without being excessively overbearing on time.  It is an excellent post for a Fellow who wishes to promote the College, participate in Council, examine in PACES, help in Fellowship selection and expand this important aspect of his/her career.  It is especially rewarding to be a small part of the running of an ancient and world-renowned institution.

This position is unremunerated, but reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Closing date:  Thursday 29 April 2021

Applicants should submit a short CV and a covering letter detailing their suitability for the post to –

Lisa Rooke
Head of Global Engagement
9 Queen Street


If you would like to learn more about this role or discuss this vacancy informally please contact Lisa Rooke by e-mail at

Application Closing Date: 
Thursday, 29 April, 2021