Harmonised Recruitment - All LETBs/deaneries in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The RCOG is dedicated to the encouragement of the study and the advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. Obstetrics and gynaecology is a wide-ranging specialty, and the training programme is extensive. The RCOG was one of the first Colleges to have its curriculum for run-through training approved by PMETB (merged with GMC in 2010), and the training programme has clear milestones and opportunities for personal career development. The RCOG is committed to recruitment and retention, to supporting the clinical learning environment, and to supporting its members. Harmonised recruitment into O&G has been coordinated by the RCOG since 2007/08.
Recruitment timetables for 2013/2014
• October/November 2013 – information, number of posts, etc. put on ObsJobs website
• Tuesday 12th November 2013, 10am – application window opens
• Thursday 5th December 2013, 5pm – application window closes
• December 2013 - January 2014 – longlisting takes place
• Monday 13th January to Friday 21st February 2014 – all interviews to take place within this period
• Wednesday 5th March 2014 (approximately) – all initial offers to be made by this date
PLEASE NOTE that the offers process will not be managed by the RCOG, but by the UK Offers system, so the offers dates may be subject to amendment.
MMC Recruitment responsibilities
Coordination of the application process into obstetrics and gynaecology is delegated to the RCOG. All recruitment to ST1 posts is managed through the use of the recruitment website, which can be found at https://obsjobs.rcog.org.uk/. This system allows candidates to apply directly to one LETB/deanery. All candidates that pass longlisting for ST1 posts will be guaranteed an interview. Vacancies will be available in all LETBs/deaneries in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. For full details please see the recruitment website (which will be updated with the relevant information in October/November 2013). Person specifications for obstetrics and gynaecology are available on the Specialty Training website http://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/
Please note that in 2013/14, we will only recruit to ST1 posts via the national harmonised system. Please also note that offers from all specialties will be made via the UK Offers system.
Dr Clare McKenzie – Vice President (Education), RCOG
Mr Kim Hinshaw – RCOG Specialty Recruitment Officer
Mr Matthew Huggins – Senior Metrics Analyst (administration of the recruitment process/system).
Full details of the recruitment procedure can be found at https://obsjobs.rcog.org.uk/. This site will be updated in October/November with information pertaining to the 2013/14 recruitment round. Adverts will be published in the BMJ, NHS Jobs and on the RCOG website in early November. Any queries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2012/13 there was a fill rate of 100% for all ST posts offered via the ObsJobs system. Competition ratios for 2012/13, post numbers, interview dates and further information will be posted on the ObsJobs website.