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Senior Membership Engagement Officer 

Circa £35,600 pa plus excellent benefits
Holborn, London
35 hours per week, full-time


As Senior Membership Engagement Officer, you will support in the delivery of excellent member engagement by developing and managing relevant and dynamic multimedia content and communication, to both enhance the College’s reputation and improve the recruitment and retention of our members.
The Senior Membership Engagement Officer is a crucial role within the Membership Team, in which you will create and develop compelling, effective and accessible engagement activities which account for the current and future needs of members and relevant stakeholders.

Reporting to the Membership Manager, but working closely with the CEO, Vice President of Membership, Members and Fellows, you will create and implement a membership communications strategy on behalf of the College, whilst supervising the team of Membership Services Officers and Membership Services Assistants.

With a good standard of education, you will have demonstrable experience of updating and managing online content with the ability to write engaging copy, ideally for digital platforms. . A background in analysing data and reporting on trends and a knowledge of College systems such as Imis CRM would be desirable.

Your excellent communication skills along with proven experience of delivering high calibre customer service will ensure that you can confidently communicate with individuals at all levels of seniority, and be able to resolve any membership issues that arise on behalf of the College. 

A committed team player with a demonstrable background of collaborative working, you should have strong organisational skills and the ability to multitask, whilst able to build and maintain good relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Experience of implementing process improvement within a membership environment would be an advantage. 

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine was established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine. The College is responsible for setting standards of training and administering examinations in Emergency Medicine for the award of Fellowship and Membership of the College as well as recommending trainees for CCT in Emergency Medicine. The College works to ensure high quality care by setting and monitoring standards of care and providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.

At RCEM diversity, equality and inclusion is an integral part of our culture so it is important to us that this is reflected in everything that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, marital status or parental responsibilities to ensure we actively embrace an inclusive and representative culture that encourages, supports and celebrates our differences.

For further information and to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@rcem.ac.uk. Please draw upon your experiences in your life, education, work, or voluntary roles to address to the points outlined in the Person Specification.  It is essential that a comprehensive cover letter is provided in order to be considered for shortlisting.

Closing date: 30 November 2020

Successful candidates will be contacted by 9 December, to progress to interview, which will be held on 11 and 14 December.

Voluntary Positions

RCEM Northern Ireland Board - Academic Lead

A vacancy has emerged for an Academic Lead on the RCEM Northern Ireland Board.

Nominations are therefore sought for a Fellow to serve as the Academic Lead. This nomination paper, containing the candidate’s signed agreement to stand for election, must be received at the College office by Friday 11th December 2020.  A ballot of Fellows in Northern Ireland will take place if more than one nomination is received.  Please send the completed nomination form to Gerardine.beckett@rcem.ac.uk 

Applications to: gerardine.beckett@rcem.ac.uk
Closing Date: Friday 11th December 2020

RCEM Scottish Board - Fellows from the West of Scotland region

Nominations are sought from Fellows in the West of Scotland region to serve on the RCEM Scottish Board.  This nomination paper, containing the candidate’s signed agreement to stand for election, must be received at the College office by Friday 11th December 2020.  A ballot of members on the group will take place if more than one nomination is received.  Please send the completed nomination form to Tamara.Pinedo@rcem.ac.uk.

Applications to: tamara.pinedo@rcem.ac.uk
Closing Date: Friday 11th December 2020


Vice Chair - Wales

Dr Jo Mower is stepping down as Vice President, Wales and Dr Suresh Pillai, the current Vice Chair will take over this role at the end of the month.  

Nominations are therefore  sought for a Fellow to serve as Vice Chair of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s Welsh Board, replacing Dr Pillai.  This nomination paper, containing the candidate’s signed agreement to stand for election, must be received at the College office by Friday 11th December 2020.  A ballot of Fellows in Wales will take place if more than one nomination is received. A job description can be found here. Please send the completed nomination form to Gerardine.beckett@rcem.ac.uk 

Applications to: gerardine.beckett@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: Friday 11th December 2020

Corporate Governance Committee – Ordinary Fellow

The College is looking for an ordinary fellow to join its Corporate Governance committee following the end of Dr Jimmy Stuart’s time in office.

Reporting directly to Council, Corporate Governance Committee plays a pivotal role in developing, monitoring and advising on the corporate governance arrangements of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, ensuring they are compliant with Charity Law and the recommendations of the Charity Commission. If you have not been involved in any College Committees this is a good opportunity to start with. The Corporate Governance Committee has a scrutiny role on a wide range of College decisions from budget allocations, to decision making. To help us make sure we are not open to “Group Thinking” we are seeking a Fellow who can bring an independent view to this Committee. The Committee meets 4-5 times a year and you can join the meetings by video conference, with Zoom being the College’s preferred platform.

Please see the role profile for more information including the person specification.

Applications to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: 7th December 2020

Member of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee

Applications sought for up to four members to join the new Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee

The Council of the College is setting up an EDI Committee to devise a strategy and work programme focussed on addressing inequalities and discrimination in the speciality of Emergency Medicine. The Committee will focus on racial inequalities to begin with but will also have a wider remit in examining inequalities and discrimination against other social groups. 

Equality is a core value of the College and we take our commitment to addressing all forms of inequality very seriously. Our vision is to be a catalyst and provide support to ensure the speciality of emergency medicine is inclusive, fair, and equal, where all social groups can develop to their full potential.

We have just appointed Dr Hodon Abdi, Specialist Trainee at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and Dr David Chung, a Consultant at Crosshouse University Hospital as co-chairs of this new committee. 

Applications are now sought from interested Members or Fellows to join this committee. We are hoping we can find four members who are interested in making a difference to the specialty when it comes to equality and diversity.  

As a College that has pledged to tackle racism and is engaging in critical debates about racial and structural inequalities, we value the creativity and variety of experiences that a diverse EDI Committee can provide. We are particularly keen to appoint individuals with lived experience of discrimination and inequality.

Please see the role profile or FAQ document for further details

If you wish to apply, please set out a brief statement of no more than 500 words as to why you have the knowledge, skills, and experience to be a member of this committee.

Email to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: Tuesday 24th November 2020

Member of Women in Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group

Applications sought for up to four appointed members to join the new Women in Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group 

The College is setting up a Women in EM Special Interest Group (WEMSIG) to devise a strategy and work programme focussed on addressing gender disparities in Emergency Medicine. 

Equality is a core value of the College and we take our commitment to addressing all forms of inequality very seriously. The Women in EM Special Interest Group will play a key role in raising awareness of gender disparities in the specialty and playing an active role in mitigating the negative consequences this.  

We have just appointed Dr Kirsty Challen, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Preston Hospital, as the Chair of WEMSIG.  

Applications are sought from interested Members or Fellows to join this Group. We are hoping to find four members who are passionate about making a difference and addressing gender inequality in the specialty.

Please see the role profile or FAQ document for further details

If you wish to apply please set out a brief statement of no more than 500 words as to why you have the credentials, experience and drive to be a member of this Group.

Email to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing Date: 20th November 2020

Ordinary ACP Committee Representatives - Post-Credentialing SLWG

The College is forming a Short Life Working Group to develop recommendations to Council regarding the professional development of ACPs post credentialing and seeks two representatives who are ACP Associate Members. Please see the role profile  and terms of reference  for further details.

Email to rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: Monday 23 November


Chair of the Global Emergency Medicine Committee

Dr Giles Cattermole is ending his term of office as the Chair of the GEM Committee creating a vacancy to develop and lead the College's international strategy, develop global networks, promote the specialty of Emergency Medicine internationally and develop global health knowledge and expertise within the College. Please see the role profile  for further details including the person specification.

Email to: GlobalEM@rcem.ac.uk 
Closing Date: 9th November 2020

Call for nominations – South East Coast Regional Chair/seat on Council

We're recruiting our next South East Coast Regional Chair. We are looking for a Fellow who will represent the region and in time work with us to establish a regional board, influence local policymakers and the media, and support our members working in the South East Coast.

This role would be suited for someone who has good communication and interpersonal skills and is looking to develop their career and influencing skills. In return, we will provide you with support in carrying out your duties as the South East Coast Regional Chair, give you a full induction into the College and provide you with media training if required.

You can also find the job description here.

If you're interested in applying, please contact Pooja Kumari, Policy Manager, pooja.kumari@rcem.ac.uk

Call for nominations – South Central Regional Chair/seat on Council

We're recruiting our next South Central Regional Chair. We are looking for a Fellow who will represent the region and in time work with us to establish a regional board, influence local policymakers and the media, and support our members working in the South Central region.

This role would be suited for someone who has good communication and interpersonal skills and is looking to develop their career and influencing skills. In return, we will provide you with support in carrying out your duties as the South Central Regional Chair, give you a full induction into the College and provide you with media training if required.

You can also find the job description here.

If you're interested in applying, please contact Pooja Kumari, Policy Manager, pooja.kumari@rcem.ac.uk 

 

EMTA - Trainee rep for the Editorial Executive for RCEMLearning

If you have a passion for delivering innovative and high-quality educational resources, then we’d love to hear from you.

As RCEMLearning continues to grow, new members are needed to join the Editorial Executive (EE). The EE oversees the strategic and educational development of the platform, and its members play a key role in embedding RCEMLearning into the educational practice of RCEM members and the wider EM community.

The application is to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association as trainee rep to the Editorial Executive of RCEM Learning and there provide a trainee voice on content. As a trainee representative you will provide insight into the trainee perspective on matters arising, maintain vigilance for policy which may have adverse outcomes to trainees generally or minority trainee sub-groups (e.g. LTFT, dual trained, protected characteristics) and advocate for changes which can improve the quality and equitability of training delivery in the UK. You should be able to give input from trainees collectively primarily, and then from your own perspective. The candidate would also be expected to summarise discussions and communicate to the EMTA Committee, regional representatives and wider cohort of trainees.

The successful applicant would hold additional responsibilities within EMTA including attendance at 3 EMTA meetings per year and offer assistance in other matters pertaining to EMTA activity, such as the annual conference, and trainee representation. In particular, candidates are requested to specify if they hold any other interests or skills pertinent to the functioning of EMTA, including in design and online communications. Successful applicants would be expected to contribute the EMJ supplement at least once per year on an issue relevant to their representative role.

Please see the role profile for more information including the person specification.

Application is by written personal statement not exceeding 800 words. We would ask candidates to pay particular attention to the requirements, expectations and desirable characteristics expressed within this advert and take effort to highlight previous or current experience relevant to these.

Applications to: james.folan@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: Sunday 18th October at 5pm


EMTA - Inclusion and Diversity Rep

This is a new EMTA role recognising the importance of having a member of the team dedicated to this area of our work.

It is vital that we remain vigilant and work proactively with all organisations involved in Emergency Medicine to address issues of inequality, discrimination and bias. The successful applicant would be expected to hold EMTA to account for its approach and contribution to these practices and to assist us in helping others do similarly. We will also be recommending the successful applicant to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for future work in this area, particularly around Recruitment and Equality & Diversity. We need a representative who not only feels passionately motivated by these issues, but ideally has experience that will help to tackle these at a national and systemic level.

As a trainee representative you will provide insight into the trainee perspective on matters arising, maintain vigilance for policy which may have adverse outcomes to trainees generally or minority trainee sub-groups (e.g. LTFT, dual trained, protected characteristics) and advocate for changes which can improve the quality and equitability of training delivery in the UK. You should be able to give input from trainees collectively primarily, and then from your own perspective. The candidate would also be expected to summarise discussions and communicate to the EMTA Committee, regional representatives and wider cohort of trainees. At present we expect the appointed applicant to represent EMTA to the RCEM Recruitment team, comprising 90 minute meetings every 2-3 months and to the RCEM Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, when its Terms of Reference are finalised.

The successful applicant would hold additional responsibilities within EMTA including attendance at 3 EMTA meetings per year and offer assistance in other matters pertaining to EMTA activity, such as the annual conference, and trainee representation. In particular, candidates are requested to specify if they hold any other interests or skills pertinent to the functioning of EMTA, including in design and online communications. Successful applicants would be expected to contribute the EMJ supplement at least once per year on an issue relevant to their representative role.

Please see the role profile for more information including the person specification.

Application is by written personal statement not exceeding 800 words. We would ask candidates to pay particular attention to the requirements, expectations and desirable characteristics expressed within this advert and take effort to highlight previous or current experience relevant to these. We would please ask candidates to clearly state their grade, date of commencement of sub-specialty training and expected CCT date and, if known, their career plans over the next 24 months.

Applications to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Closing date: Sunday 18th October at 5pm

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Professional Advisory Group member and APEM representative

RCEM are looking to appoint a Fellow with a proven interest in PEM to represent RCEM in the APEM forum. This is a replacement post, and the appointee will also represent APEM on the  RCEM PEM PAG as a standing member. 

This is an honorary post and while no financial honorarium is offered for the post holder, the College will reimburse all post-related expenses (e.g. travel to meetings).  

The APEM role will involve participation at the AGM, the annual executive meetings and ad hoc requests for input from the chair.  APEM are a small organisation and as such, views are sought from the committee for NICE guidance, thoughts on conference speakers, however, there are specific executive members for these roles.  Other requests are also made, and we are currently in the process of updating our Terms of Reference.  If you are not currently an APEM member, it is easy to join by registering via the APEM website and the cost is £20 per annum.

To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement to emily.lesnik@rcem.ac.uk by Friday 20th November 2020.  Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification.

Global EM interest

Are you interested in Global EM? Please let us know via your Member account!  

We have added a 'Global EM Interest' box that you can tick when you log in to your Member account which is found on the 'About you' tab. This way we can keep you updated on GEM issues, events and you can help us work towards creating a real network for our Members with an interest in this area.