Current vacancies: Lay representatives for Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs)

Role context

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, based in the UK and works internationally, is a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians.

Purpose and scope

Lay involvement in the management and organisation of our work is essential.  Lay representatives act as a ‘critical friend’, contribute experience from outside the professional group, and provide an external, non-medical perspective to the decision making process. They provide input into the external quality assurance of the examinations delivery, support the officers of their board or committee in delivering examinations and meeting the requirements set by the General Medical Council (GMC). Successful applicants will become full members of the respective boards and committees and will actively participate in their work and projects.

Federation lay representatives are non-salaried positions although applicants should note all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be reimbursed in line with the expenses policy.

The Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) improves patient care by setting and maintaining standards for the highest quality of physician training in the UK.

JRCPTB is responsible for:

  • The production of specialty curricula, including workplace based assessments, for 32 medical specialties and 2 subspecialties, as well as Internal Medicine Training (IMT)
  • Providing external advice to Deaneries on quality management of training in different locations as part of the General Medical Council’s Quality Framework
  • Recording and monitoring trainees’ progress and making recommendations for the award of specialty certification
  • External stakeholder management through the work of Speciality Advisory Committees
  • International Development activities.

Lay representatives for JRCPTB can be non-health care professionals with an interest in medical training who have the ability to represent the interests of the lay public to consultant physicians.

How to apply

If you are interested in any of these roles, please provide a current CV and a brief covering letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability to the role to Estella Hayward at Recruitment will close on the 22 July 2022, and applicants will be invited to an informal meeting with representatives from the Federation to confirm suitability for the role before appointments are confirmed.

June 2022