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WinS Forum vacancies

Women in Surgery’s mission is to encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfil their surgical ambitions. We work to promote surgery as a career for women and to enable those who have chosen this career to realise their professional goals. Led by the Chair, the Forum works with the wider College to implement the recommendations of the Kennedy Review and bring WinS into the heart of our College strategy.

The role of the Women in Surgery Forum is to:

  • raise the profile of women in surgery;
  • work towards an understanding of the changing issues facing women in surgery;
  • encourage attitudinal change;
  • provide advice, guidance and pastoral support;
  • support flexible working initiatives for both women and men.

We are recruiting for three roles:

  • one medical student
  • one specialty trainee or equivalent level SAS surgeon
  • one consultant or equivalent level SAS surgeon

Applicants must be fellows, members or affiliates of the Royal College of Surgeons of England or Faculty of Dental Surgery, based in the UK. If you are not currently a member, find out how to join us.

Key dates

  1. Application deadline – Midnight on Monday 15 April 2024.
  2. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on 10 May 2024.

Successful candidates will be expected to attend the next WinS Forum meeting on Monday 17 June.

Job Description

We are seeking Forum members with new ideas for WinS and the ability to carry these to completion. The main functions of the Forum are to:

  • consider policy and make recommendations in the areas covered by Women in Surgery;
  • actively promote and support the Women in Surgery initiative both within the Forum and at a local level.

Duties and responsibilities

There is a requirement to support the work of the Forum outside the formal meetings with work to develop projects or attend events. Please ensure that you have the time available for this before applying.

  • Attend two to three Forum meetings per year.
  • Support at least one event in the UK per year as a representative of the Forum and College. These could include meetings, conferences, careers events and workshops.
  • Provide support and guidance as necessary to members of the Women in Surgery network as required (appropriate support and guidance from the College provided).
  • Respond to requests from the media as required (appropriate support and guidance from the College provided).
  • With other Forum members, devise and support new project areas for WinS.
  • Promote and adhere to the equality and diversity policy at all times.
  • Actively demonstrate the College values of collaboration, respect and excellence.

Forum tenure

Medical students and foundation trainees: two years, extendable by one year.

Core trainees – consultants: three years, extendable by a further two years.

Dental members: three years, extendable by a further two years.

Person specification

Each Forum member must have:

  • membership of the Women in Surgery network;
  • membership or affiliate membership of RCS England; training or working in the UK;
  • proven experience as part of an effective group, committee or project; e.g. local surgical society, charity, hospital or trust, or other area unrelated to surgery;
  • proven ability to devise and carry through projects, individually and as part of a team;
  • proven interest in and knowledge of diversity, inclusion and the key issues faced by women and other minority groups in surgery.

Application form

Fill in this application form to apply for a place on the Women in Surgery Forum by midnight on the 15 April.


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