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eLearning Support Officer – Grade H – £24,200 per annum

The RCEM is unique amongst medical royal colleges because it has its own elearning site, RCEMLearning. The most recent platform was launched in March 2015; in March 2017 a new version was launched which integrated the RCEM FOAMed Network with a Virtual Learning Environment. It also hosts the College’s CPD Diary. Key analytics demonstrate a significant year on year increase in usage across the site. This increase in demand has created an exciting opportunity to join a busy and dynamic team to help ensure RCEMLearing remains at the forefront of technological and pedagogical developments.

The eLearning Support Officer is a new role within the RCEMLearning Team, led by the Head of eLearning. The successful applicant will be someone seeking new challenges whilst utilising their existing knowledge and experience to help develop and deliver the College’s strategic aims.

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

Candidate pack available here. To apply please send your CV and covering letter setting out why you feel you are suitable for the role to The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 12 November with interviews on 20 November.

Voluntary Positions

Chair of the Research and Publications Committee 

A vacancy has arisen for the Chair of the Research and Publications Committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Further details about the post can be provided by Alasdair Gray (Chair) or Simon Howes (Secretary) via the RCEM head office.

Person Specification

  • Must be a Fellow in good standing of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
  • A track record of recent academic publications in peer review journals.
  • Involved in and contributing to research and training in research within their Region.
  • Must possess an enthusiasm and commitment to develop research opportunities for the Fellows and Members of the College of Emergency Medicine.
  • Must be able to committee to four Committee meetings per year. Two of these are in person and two are via Teleconference.
Desirable characteristics:

  • Has obtained or is studying for a higher degree.
  • Experience as a Regional College Academic Lead.
Applications are invited using the application form along with a CV. Please email enquiries and applications to: 

Closing date: 18 November 2018


RCEM Best Practice Sub-Committee Member (Nurse) – Honorary post

The College is looking for a nurse to join the Best Practice Sub-Committee. The Committee developed guidance in areas of emergency medicine for which no robust evidence yet exists, and ensure the college is appropriately represented on national bodies that relate to best practice. 

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

The Best Practice Sub-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, quality assurance and improvement, mental health, invited service reviews, and a number of special interest groups. The role will also work closely with the RCEM Quality Team. 

Committee remit

  • To develop consensus based best practice statements and guidance for the speciality of Emergency Medicine 
  • To advise the NHS, DOH, CQC, the Royal Colleges and other national bodies who have an interest in best clinical practice in Emergency Departments. 
  • To develop and maintain the RCEM Guidance section of the Royal College website 
Role requirements
In this role you will be expected to attend two London based committee meetings a year, and at times attend other meetings to represent the College. This role will be for three years, potentially renewable for a further three years.
Practical experience and skills
The role would suit a current nurse working in an Emergency Department, who has a demonstrable interest in developing best practice guidance. 

To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement to by 7 December 2018.

Vice Chair of the Welsh National Board

Vacancies have arisen for a Vice Chair for our National Boards in Wales. The role includes deputising for the Vice President 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.

In Wales, Robin Roop ends is terms of office as Vice President, Wales at the AGM in September and will be succeeded by Jo Mower.  She will therefore require support from a Vice Chair who can assist as described above.

The nomination form for Vice Chair of the Welsh National Board is available here.
Closing date: 30 November 2018