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Currciulum and ePortolio Officer, Grade 5, £28,615 per annum

The successful candidate will be experienced in ePortfolio administration with the ability to develop functionality for users and College purposes.  Responsibilities include answering enquiries from a wide variety of users and providing help-desk support.  The role also includes supporting the College’s Curriculum sub-committee, as it develops the Emergency Medicine curriculum, and implementing corresponding changes to the ePortfolio.  Experience of working with databases is essential.  Ideally he/she will have some experience of postgraduate medical education but a background in other educational organisations would also be an advantage.   This evolving role in a busy Training team is currently that of a Grade 5 officer.


Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm, Friday 27th January.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter which sets out why you feel you are suitable for this position to rcem@rcem.ac.uk 

Interviews will be held week beginning 30 January for a start date as soon as possible.  

Voluntary Positions

Chair of RCEM Foundation Fund Advisory Board


The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is setting up a Foundation Fund and seeks a Chair to form and lead the Advisory Board of the Fund.

There has for many years been an appetite at the College to do more to raise funds for research and to enable grants and bursaries to be established to further our charitable objectives.  It is now establishing a Foundation Fund and seeks a talented individual to be the Chair of the Fund Advisory Board. The Council of the College has said that the Fund might be used for the following purposes:

  • Commissioning scientific research in Emergency Medicine
  • Helping establish emergency medicine systems abroad
  • Commissioning Policy Research
  • Creating and funding Research Fellows
  • Sponsoring PhD students
  • Creating bursaries to support those who are in need but want to train for a career in EM
  • Developing emergency medicine systems and physicians in poorer countries
  • Developing our out-reach programmes to support the MTI Scheme in relevant nations
It is envisaged that a RCEM Foundation Advisory Board be established which would work up for Council approval the proposed criteria against which funding decisions would be taken.

In establishing such a board it would be desirable to have a blend of experience of Emergency Medicine, fund raising, research, as well as grant giving.  

The Advisory Board would then consider applications for grants against criteria which would be established and report to Council on at least an annual basis. 

If the College budget were not constrained then the logical approach would be to recruit a professional fundraiser to help establish the fund.  Such an employee might reasonably be expected to raise 2-3 times their annual salary from year 1 and over time see an increase in their effectiveness as they and our fund becomes established.  We hope in due course to follow this direction of travel.  However, in the short term the College seeks to start the Fund without professional fundraising support.  That said, subject to budget it might be possible at some point to match fund up to a certain figure to encourage donations.

Other sources of funding may include:

  • Just Giving and other crowd funding websites
  • Legacies
  • Gifts
  • Corporate Sponsorship (for example to name the lecture theatre at Ayres for say 5 years)
  • Industry projects in collaboration with the RCEM that had research outputs and allowed for funding support
  • Seeking charitable donations from sports activities e.g. securing London marathon places and finding sponsored runners;
  • Matched funding with the possibility of Council allocating a sum of money which would match donations received up to a certain ceiling.
If you are interested in applying please also read the Job Description and Terms of Reference for the Board.  If you wish to discuss this further before applying please email Gordon.miles@rcem.ac.uk to fix a time for a phone call.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2017.   

Applications should be made by email to gerardine.beckett@rcem.ac.uk enclosing a CV and a covering text (of no more than 600 words) explaining why you meet the requirements of the role.

Applications will then be assessed and, if appropriate, interviews will be held with short-listed candidates.

Curriculum Sub-Committee – opportunity for additional ordinary Fellows

The College is seeking two additional Ordinary Fellows to support the work of the sub-committee. The Curriculum Sub-Committee was formed in November 2015 and is responsible for reviewing and maintaining the Curriculum for Emergency Medicine. Please review the job description for further details on the responsibilities of sub-committee members.  

Expressions of interest are requested by 20 February 2017.  

If you would like to discuss the role informally please contact Emily Beet (Emily.Beet@rcem.ac.uk).