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Venue Support Officer – Grade H - £24,200 per annum

This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to provide excellent facilities support and venue management for Octavia House, the College’s Education Centre, to ensure high standards of service are maintained throughout the building.  The role of Venue Support Officer is central to activity at Octavia House and will support colleagues in the delivery of internal and external events, examinations and meetings by effective client liaison and venue management

Emergency Medicine is often described as a ‘team sport’ and we look forward to welcoming a new member to the RCEM team.

A full job description, including a person specification is available here.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on 14th March 2018.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March for a start date on 23rd April.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to rcem@rcem.ac.uk  

 

Policy & Communications Adviser - £35,000 – £39,375 (appointments will usually be made at the bottom of the salary scale)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Policy and Communications Adviser to join the RCEM Policy Team. 

The Policy and Communications Adviser will work to influence government policy in the devolved nations of the UK in the best interests of patients in hospital Emergency Departments (often referred to as A&E). 

The successful candidate will support the RCEM Vice Presidents and National Boards for each of the UK devolved nations and be an advocate for the College policy agenda to key government departments, Ministers and Parliamentarians. The successful candidate will also be required to develop the strategic relationships needed to influence health policy more broadly in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience within a Parliamentary or a Public Affairs facing role and will be looking to develop their career. They will also have a good working knowledge of the politics of the devolved administrations.  

They must be comfortable analysing information, grasping complex policy issues and communicating these in an accessible and persuasive way to diverse audiences. They should also be educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline. Some previous experience of health policy, and of membership organisations is desirable.

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine offers flexible working, training opportunities when required and a competitive pension scheme.

To apply for this role, please send both a curriculum vitae and a covering letter to simon.howes@rcem.ac.uk by 5pm 21 March 2019

Interviews dates are flexible. Please do not wait until the closing date to apply for the role as interviews will be held during this period.

Chair of the Ultrasound Short Life Working Group
The role of Ultrasound SLWG Chair is an exciting opportunity to inform the development of the new EM curriculum. Tight deadlines must be met and applicants must appreciate that a level of high accuracy and attention to detail is necessary. The applicant must also be prepared to respond quickly to email correspondence from the Curriculum sub-committee (CSC) Chair and the Training Department.  Good communication skills are also needed for this position as it involves contact with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The Term of Office: the SLWG will be disbanded by the Chair of CSC once the new curriculum project is completed.

Further details are available in the Ultrasound SLWG Chair role profile.

Appointment is through self-nomination. Applicants are required to outline, in no more than 500 words, their suitability for the role including relevant experience and how they meet the person specification.  Applications should be sent to curriculum2020@rcem.ac.uk before 5pm on Friday, 19 April 2019.

Chair of the Simulation Short Life Working Group
The role of Simulation SLWG Chair is an exciting opportunity to inform the development of the new EM curriculum. Tight deadlines must be met and applicants must appreciate that a level of high accuracy and attention to detail is necessary. The applicant must also be prepared to respond quickly to email correspondence from the Curriculum sub-committee (CSC) Chair and the Training Department.  Good communication skills are also needed for this position as it involves contact with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The Term of Office: the SLWG will be disbanded by the Chair of CSC once the new curriculum project is completed.

Further details are available in the Simulation SLWG Chair role profile.

Appointment is through self-nomination. Applicants are required to outline, in no more than 500 words, their suitability for the role including relevant experience and how they meet the person specification. Applications should be sent to curriculum2020@rcem.ac.uk before 5pm on Friday, 19 April 2019.

CPD Director and Chair of the Conference Committee

Dr Carole Gavin comes to the end of her term of office (of 3 years) as CPD Director and her replacement is therefore sought. 

The CPD Director has various duties detailed in the job description available here

Amongst those duties (reporting to the Dean) is to chair the Conference Committee, attend the Education Committee and Council meetings to report and advise generally on CPD matters. 

For further information and a nomination form, please email rcem@rcem.ac.uk 

Vice Chair of the Welsh National Board - Six Month Trial
There is an exciting vacancy for a Vice Chair for our National Board in Wales. The role includes deputising for the Vice President, Jo Mower, at meetings of RCEM Council and Executive, assisting in policy discussions with the government and liaising with the College office with regard to media enquiries.

We would like to offer this role to Fellows in Wales on a six month trial basis so that you can experience the role and workload before deciding whether you would like to continue. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Zoe Moulton on: zoe.moulton@rcem.ac.uk 

Call for nominations – Regional Chair, South Central Region

Dr Saurav Bhardwaj, the current chair of the South Central Region has moved out of the region and therefore a Fellow is sought to replace him as the representative for South Central on College Council.

For further information please click for a job description and a nomination form.  If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Gerardine Beckett via rcem@rcem.ac.uk

RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Member Honorary post (x3)

Role profile: Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Member

Accountable to: Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Chair.

Role purpose: RCEM is looking for members to join the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee. Members will be involved in committee meetings, designing the 3 annual national clinical audit/quality improvement programmes with support from the RCEM Quality Team, and ensure the College is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to quality improvement.

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).

Key working relationships: The Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee is part of the Quality in Emergency Care Committee, led by a Council member of RCEM, which also undertakes work relating to safer care, developing best practice guidance, mental health, invited service reviews, and a number of special interest groups. The role will also work closely with staff in the RCEM Quality Team.

Committee remit:

  1. To develop clinical standards and audit tools for measuring and improving the quality of care delivered by the speciality of Emergency Medicine
  2. To run the national audit/QI programme of the Royal College and send out reports of the individual and comparative results to participating departments
  3. Develop the national quality improvement programme of the Royal College
  4. To advise the NHS, NICE, DOH, CQC, the Royal Colleges and other national bodies who have an interest in the quality of care in Emergency Departments.
  5. To develop and maintain the RCEM Standards, Clinical Audit, and Quality Improvement sections of the Royal College website

Role requirements: In this role you will be expected to attend two London based committee meetings a year (10 April & 11 Oct 2019), and at times attend other meetings to represent the College. You will also be involved in helping to design and report up to three clinical audits/national QIPs each year.

This role will be for three years, potentially renewable for a further three years.

Person Specification

Practical experience and skills: The role would suit a current consultant in EM who has a demonstrable interest in quality assurance and improvement.

How to apply: To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement to sam.mcintyre@rcem.ac.uk by 20 March 2019.

Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification below, as your application will be scored against meeting each point.

 Essential  Desirable
 Practical experience and skills  
  •  Fellow of the College
  • Current substantive consultant in emergency medicine
  • Demonstrable interest in quality assurance and improvement
  • Experience of participating in the RCEM clinical audits and national QIPs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Excellent knowledge of developments in the emergency medicine field
  • Computer literate: MS Excel, Word
 Personal Qualities  
  • Ability to motivate others to perform to deadlines by using influencing skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Experience leading a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • A commitment to upholding the organisation’s values
  • Self-motivated and innovative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Currently working in Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland or Scotland.

 

Royal College of Emergency Medicine Professor

We are seeking to recruit a Royal College of Emergency Medicine Professor in the summer of 2019. This post is for four years and is awarded in recognition of sustained and continued excellence in academic emergency medicine. This appointment is intended to promote the profile of the recipient, their work and their academic profile along with that of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, the two College Professors are expected to coordinate the Emergency Medicine Research Engagement Day.

Applications in writing are to be submitted to Professor Jason Smith, Chair, Research Committee, c/o Royal College of Emergency Medicine or via email to simon.howes@rcem.ac.uk. Please include a CV and covering letter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Headquarters in Bream’s Buildings. Applications should be submitted by Friday 29 March 2019 with interviews planned for April.

 

RCEM Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QECC) Chair (Honorary post, includes membership of Executive Committee and Council) 

RCEM is looking for an outstanding chairperson to lead the Quality in Emergency Care Committee.  The Quality in Emergency Care Committee is a key strategic part of RCEM.  The Chair will chair committee meetings, coordinate the work of 10 Sub-Committees and Special Interest Groups, and ensure the College is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to quality of care.    

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).  

You have oversight responsibility for 10 Sub-Committees and Special Interest Groups: 
  • Quality Assurance & Improvement Committee
  • Safer Care Committee
  • Best Practice Committee
  • Mental Health Committee
  • Invited Service Reviews Committee
  • Public Health SIG
  • Ambulatory Emergency Care SIG
  • Elderly Care & Frailty SIG
  • Toxicology SIG
  • Major Trauma Sub-Committee

Job description and person specification

To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement to sam.mcintyre@rcem.ac.uk by 10 March 2019.  Applicants will be elected by QEC members on 10 April 2019.

RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Chair – Honorary post 

RCEM is looking for a chairperson to lead the Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee.  The Chair will chair committee meetings, coordinate the 3 annual national clinical audit/quality improvement programmes with support from the RCEM Quality Team, and ensure the College is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to quality improvement. 

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).  

Job description and person specification

To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement to sam.mcintyre@rcem.ac.uk by 10 March 2019