AAC Co-Lead Job Description and Person Specification

Published: 28/02/2023

Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd April 2023

Shortlisting will take place between 4th April till 10th April

Interviews will be held on Monday 17th and 19th April 2023All applicants are advised to keep these dates free for interviews

Job Title:

Lead AAC Assessor


Clinical Quality and Research Directorate

Responsible to:

Professionally responsible to the Chair of the Clinical Quality and Research Board

Managerially responsible to the Director of Clinical Quality and Research

Key relationships:

RCoA Director of Clinical Quality & Research; RCoA Clinical Quality and Research Board Chair; RCoA Regional Advisors in Anaesthesia (RAAs); Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Regional Advisors; Faculty of Pain Medicine Regional Advisors; RCoA Administrative Team, specifically Clinical Quality Administrator

Main function:

To provide senior clinical support for the RCoA’s approval process for job descriptions and Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC) representatives’ process


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

1. To provide guidance, support and updates to Assessors representing the RCoA at AAC panels

  • To provide advice, guidance and support to the Clinical Quality team in generating new AAC policies and supporting documentation.
  • To provide support and advice on clinical queries raised by assessors when attending panels or to HR departments.
  • Lead on providing assessor training days, including development of the agenda and chairing the training.
  • Lead on developing new working relationships with relevant national stakeholders such as NHS Employers to improve the specialty and national AAC process.

2. To provide clinical input, advice, guidance and support to the Clinical Quality team and other college departments as necessary

  • Liaise with appropriate RCoA committees to raise the profile of AACs.
  • Liaise with the RCoA training department to agree areas of workforce reporting that will be provided.
  • Provide guidance where appropriate on developments within the intercollegiate AAC network, and within the RCoA.
  • Provide clinical input to the guidance documents produced for AAC assessors, RAs, HR departments and other relevant national stakeholders.

Period of commencement and operation

The post-holder will commence their duties in June 2023 for a period of three years, subject to an annual performance review.

Administrative support

The AAC administrative team are based at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The Lead AAC Assessor will be expected to keep in regular contact with the administrative team, including attending meetings with the team at the RCoA.


There is no direct remuneration for this role, however all reasonable expenses will be covered by the RCoA in line with the RCoA expenses policy.

How to Apply

Email your CV and cover letter to aac@rcoa.ac.uk before the deadline.