Clinical Director of Examinations

Why should I apply?

This role offers the opportunity to get involved with a number of exciting projects. Applications are invited from Fellows of the College.

Full information can be found in the job description


What does the role entail?

The Clinical Director of Examinations provides the College’s strategic direction on all examination matters and those pertaining to published works.  The Director should also advise on the development of a coherent and integrated framework for a complex system of specialty examinations and provide a strategy for implementation that will also ensure compliance with the relevant regulators (e.g. the General Medical Council).  He/she chairs the Examinations Committee and works closely with the committee to develop the College examinations in line with examinations framework and the respective specialty curricula. 

The Clinical Director of Examinations is bound by the Examiner Code of Practice during the tenure of their appointment.  The Clinical Director of Examinations will need to have a broad overview of the needs of all pathology disciplines.

To discuss the role informally, please contact Joanne Brinklow, Director of Learning: or 020 7451 6739, or Professor Shelley Heard, Vice President for Learning:


What’s the commitment?

The Director will be expected to devote the equivalent of, on average, one day per week to this work and will be expected to undertake some travel overseas. Their employer will be reimbursed for this time. If the post-holder is not employed by another organisation, they will be paid directly for the work. This time will need to be worked flexibly as some periods, will be busier than others.

The appointment is for a term of three years


How do I apply?

Please submit an abridged curriculum vitae and a completed application form including the supporting statement of no more than 800 words stating how your skills and experience are relevant for the role you are applying for, how you meet the person specification and how you would approach the role.

Applications must reach Richard Sams, Business Administration Officer, by 9:00am on Friday 28th June 2019. Either by post to The Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London, E1 8QT or by email to


Richard Sams
020 7451 6710