Advisory Appointments Committees and Job Description Approvals

Please note: The AAC desk will be closed for the Christmas break from the afternoon of the 24th December until the morning of the 6th January. Applications for AAC representatives or job description approval sent during this time period will be processed the week commencing 6th January. Thank you for your patience.

The College is responsible for reviewing job descriptions and nominating assessors to attend Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC) panels for all non-training posts in the NHS in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man/Channel Islands.

Job Description (JD) Approvals

The College manages the approval of job descriptions and person specifications for consultant and SAS grade posts in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine.

To submit a job description/person specification for approval, please email it to

Attendance at AAC panels

The College nominates assessors to attend AAC panels where requested. It is expected that eight weeks’ notice is given to maximise the chances of finding an appropriate assessor to attend.

Once a panel date has been agreed internally, medical HR are requested to email with the date, time and location of the panel, attaching a copy of the approved JD and the approval form to request an assessor to attend.