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Quality Manager

Circa £42,000 pa plus excellent benefits
Holborn, London
35 hours per week, full-time

The Quality Manager is responsible for the implementation, delivery, evaluation and planning of the College’s work in relation to clinical quality and service delivery.

The Quality Manager is a crucial role for the College as you will design, lead, and evaluate the delivery of the College’s National Clinical Audit Programme/QIP programme, with the support of the Head of Quality and Policy.  Ideally you should have strong experience in this area and will have ideas to improve the programme.

Accountable to the Head of Quality and Policy, you will develop, publish, and maintain clinical service and delivery guidance and standards.  You will manage the College’s Invited Service Review Programme, providing bespoke support. You will also provide management and administrative support to a number of key College Committees including Quality in Emergency Care and Service Delivery, which cover a range of key quality areas.

Taking the lead on the College’s engagement with management colleagues of medical colleges, health organisations, government bodies and other organisations, you will identify best practice and support and promote the aims and objectives of the College in relation to clinical quality, service delivery and workforce, invited service reviews, AACs and revalidation.

Degree educated or with equivalent experience, ideally with a Quality Improvement qualification, you will have a demonstrable background in clinical audit and healthcare quality improvement, and experience of delivering projects and managing multiple workstreams. 

With the ability to develop and oversee the content of the website in relation to the work of relevant Committees, you should also have strong report writing and statistical data analysis skills.

A knowledge of Emergency Medicine and an awareness of the work of Royal Medical Colleges would be desirable.

Travel in the UK and abroad may be required for the development and pursuit of College objectives. 

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.

You can find the job description and person specification here

For further information and to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@rcem.ac.uk.

Closing date: 14th August 2020.
Interviews: 1st September 2020

Senior Communications Officer

Circa £36,000 pa plus excellent benefits
Holborn, London
35 hours per week, full-time


As Senior Communications Officer, you will develop the media profile of the College and support the delivery of external campaigns such as social media content and website management. The Senior Communications Officer is an exciting and vital role for the College as we undertake a new approach to media relations in alignment with the College’s priorities for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will research, draft and issue press releases or quotes and act as first port of call for media enquiries – owning relationships with journalists on behalf of the College.

You will identify communications and media opportunities, including the use of data analysis to form news stories, whilst assisting with the editorial creation and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of social media accounts.

Degree educated or with equivalent experience, you should have a significant background in communications and knowledge of media relations and of researching or handling requests for information. With the ability to determine what makes a good news story you will be adept at writing content for different channels – utilising your digital and social media skills.

With demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining strong media relationships you should have excellent communication, organisational and planning skills. You should be a team player who can work with a variety of colleagues and departments, whilst also having the ability to work autonomously when needed.

A knowledge of the NHS and health sector across a range of policy areas is essential and an awareness of the work of Royal Medical Colleges and the political and legislative process would be desirable.

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.

You can find the job description and person specification here

For further information and to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@rcem.ac.uk.

Closing date: 14th August 2020.
Interviews: 3rd September 2020

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

This role is vacant and nominations are therefore sought from Fellows in the South Central Region.  

The nomination form is available here and the job description/person specification is available here.  The closing date for receipt of completed forms is 1st August 2020.

RCEM Sustainable Working Practices Committee Member – Northern Ireland representative - Honorary post 

RCEM is looking for a Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) member to represent Northern Ireland.  You will be involved in committee meetings, creating guidance documents, writing supplements, attend events pertaining to the wellbeing of clinicians, and working with other SWPC members. 

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 Sustainable Working Practice Committee is part of the Service Delivery Committee, led by a Council member of RCEM, which also undertakes work relating to service design and configuration, paediatric emergency medicine, informatics, pre-hospital emergency medicine, remote and rural emergency medicine, and ambulatory care.  The role will also work closely with staff in the RCEM Quality Team. 

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.   You will also be involved in helping to design and report on SWPC guidance documents and events. This role will be for three years, potentially renewable for a further three years. 

Role description and person specification

To apply for the position please send your single A4 page, personal statement to sam.mcintyre@rcem.ac.uk by Friday, 14 August 2020.  Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification

 

Vice Chair, Scottish Board

Dave Chung ends his term of office as Vice President, Scotland, this autumn and he will be succeeded by the current vice chair, John Thomson.  A vacancy is therefore created to replace Dr Thomson as Vice Chair of the Scottish Board.  If you would like to stand for this role, the nomination form is available here.  the job description for the Vice President is also available.  Please send the completed form to rcem@rcem.ac.uk by Friday 21st August, 5.00pm.  


Chairperson of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The College has decided to constitute an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee to devise a strategy and work programme focussed on addressing inequalities and discrimination in the speciality of emergency medicine.

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 specialty of emergency medicine is inclusive, fair, and equal, where all social groups can develop to their full potential

Applications are sought from interested Members or Fellows to lead this Committee. The Chairperson will oversee the recruitment of members of the EDI Committee, establish a strategy programme and work programme.

Please see the role profile for further details including the person specification. Application is by written statement of not more than 500 words and interview.  Please send completed applications to rcem@rcem.ac.uk by Monday 24 August, 5.00pm.

Chairperson of the Women in Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group (WEMSIG)

The College has decided to constitute 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. 

Applications are sought from interested Members or Fellows to lead this Group. The Chairperson will oversee the recruitment of new members of the WEMSIG, establish a strategy programme and work programme. The Chairperson will also be a sitting member of the new formed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Please see the role profile for further details including the person specification. Application is by written statement of not more than 500 words and interview.  Please send completed applications to rcem@rcem.ac.uk by Monday 24 August, 5.00pm.

Lecture Notes Editorial Board Members

The Lecture Notes Editorial Board is a short life working group (SLWG) reporting to the Education Committee via the Chair of the Editorial Board, Dr Catherine Williams.  The Board is responsible for revising the 5th Edition of Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine which will be the College’s own textbook, as agreed by Council in 2015. Vacancies exist for up to three additional members to join the Editorial Board. Applications are particularly sought from colleagues with a trauma interest, an acute medical interest or a mental health interest.

Please see the role profile for further details including the person specification. Application is by written statement of not more than 500 words.  Please send completed applications to rcem@rcem.ac.uk by Monday 24 August, 5.00pm.

EMTA - Representative to the NCEPOD Death in Epilepsy Study Advisory Group

We are looking for a motivated ≥ST3 EM Trainee to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association as Trainee Rep to the NCEPOD Death in Epilepsy Study Advisory Group.

Application is by written personal statement not exceeding 300 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 and expected CCT date and, if known, their career plans over the next 24 months.

You can find more information about the role here

Email to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Application Closes: 28 August 2020

EMTA - Representative to Paediatric Emergency Medicine Intercollegiate Speciality Advisory Committee (PEMISAC)

We are looking for a motivated Higher Specialty trainee in Emergency Medicine either within, or appointed and due to commence, Subspecialty Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association as RCEM PEM Trainee Rep to the PEMISAC.

You would join a trainee rep from the RCPCH to represent trainees across both Colleges. The Committee meets 3 times per year, likely to be a continuation of virtual meetings for the foreseeable future.

You can find more information about the role here

Email to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Application Closes: 28 August 2020.

Chairperson of the Curriculum Sub-Committee

Will Townend ends his term of office as Chair this autumn when he takes office as the new College Dean. A vacancy is therefore created to replace Dr Townend as Chair of the Curriculum Sub-Committee. This is a pivotal College role that will be instrumental in the implementation of the new EM curriculum in 2021. 

Please see the role profile for further details including the person specification. Application is by written statement of not more than 500 words and interview.  Appointment is subject to the ratification of Council. 

Email to: emily.beet@rcem.ac.uk
Application Closes: Friday 4th September, 5:00pm (BST)


Chairperson of the Physician Associates Short Life Working Group

The Physician Associates Short Life Working Group has been convened to:

  • To develop, monitor and advise on the role of Physician Associates in Emergency Departments ensuring engagement with relevant stakeholders
  • To consider the educational needs of Physician Associates through professional development, ensuring sustainable careers
  • To consider workforce requirements and future needs

A Chairperson is sought to lead the group’s work and to submit recommendations to Council.  The Chairperson will oversee the recruitment of members to the SLWG and establish a work programme. The SLWG will be dissolved following the acceptance of agreed recommendations to Council when it anticipated that a sub-committee will be formed reporting to an established College standing committee. Please see the role profile  for further details including the person specification. Application is by written statement of not more than 500 words. 

Email to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Application Closes: Friday 4th September, 5:00pm (BST)



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

Dr Julian Webb is ending his term of office in this role and a replacement is therefore sought from amongst the Fellowship in the South East Coast Region. 

A nomination form is available here and a job description is available here.

Email to: rcem@rcem.ac.uk
Application Closes: 1st October 2020

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.