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Role Profile: ACCS Recruitment Lead

Reports to: Chair of Training Standards Committee

Key working relationships: ACCS Lead, TSC Leads and Training Standards Committee, Dean, Deputy Chief Executive, Schools of EM, Lead PG Dean for EM and Lead Deanery for ACCS Recruitment, ACCS TPDs

The TSC ACCS Lead is responsible for developing and informing the recruitment process for the Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) for Emergency Medicine, working in collaboration with colleagues at the College and Health Education England.

Responsibilities:

  • To lead on ACCS (EM) National Recruitment, supporting the TSC ACCS Lead, Chair of TSC and the Recruitment Sub-Committee in the development and delivery of ACCS recruitment and training.
  • To lead on the development of selection materials including interview questions and question writing for the MSRA, in collaboration and with support from HEE and the Work Psychology Group.
  • To provide advice to trainees on recruitment and enrolment and CCT/CESR-CP calculations until entry to HST
  • To provide advice on flexible training until entry to HST
  • To actively contribute to TSC, chairing relevant meetings and preparing supporting documentation
  • To provide information as required for College reports to Council, the Trustee Board or the GMC.
  • To attend meetings of the Training Standards Committee which meets up to eight times a year (four committee meetings and four TSC activities).
  • To respond to relevant correspondence in cooperation with the Head of Training, Chair of TSC and TSC ACCS Lead.
  • To represent the College on ACCS matters at meetings held by national bodies e.g.: The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), The General Medical Council (GMC), and any other appropriate national body.
  • Liaising with other Royal Colleges, Faculties and Intercollegiate groups including the Intercollegiate Committee for ACCS Training.
  • To deputise for the Chair of TSC or ACCS Lead on matters relating to ACCS, as required.
  • In conjunction with the Chair of TSC, ACCS Lead and Head of Training to ensure equal opportunities are respected in all matters concerning the ACCS training pathway and recruitment.

APPOINTMENT

  • Eligibility: Heads of School/Head of Training for EM or ACCS TPDs in a school structure or devolved Nation. Current or Previous members of TSC are eligible for appointment.
  • Appointment is through self-nomination. Applicants are required to outline, in no more than 500 words, their suitability for the role. Selection will be made by the Chair of TSC, the ACCS Lead and the Head of Training (or nominated deputies) and will be based on the strength of application and, if necessary, interview. Appointments are subject to the ratification of TSC.

PLACE OF WORK

Duties will be primarily conducted in London and normal place of work. It is anticipated that much of the work will be conducted by video conference, telephone and email.

HOURS OF WORK

It is estimated that this post will require 1 PA per week in addition to:

  • Four TSC meetings (1 day each) per year.
  • Up to four meetings of TSC Leads (0.5 days) per year.
  • Up to 6 days a year attending meetings re national recruitment, as required

Anyone wishing to stand for the post will need to discuss this issue with their clinical colleagues and employers. NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts are reminded that the NHS allows such special leave as it is in the interests of the NHS.

REMUNERATION AND EXPENSES

The post is honorary. Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable on production of receipts and vouchers. As with all travel on College business, sub-committee members will be expected to travel in accordance with the College policy.

Person Specification

REQUIREMENT

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Fellow of the College in good standing

 

On the GMC Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine, with a licence to practice and no limitations on practice

 

Consultant Emergency Physician in a current substantive post in UK or Republic of Ireland for at least five years

 

Experience in an educational leadership role such as Training Programme Director or Head of School

 

Understanding of GMC regulatory requirements

 

Up to date Equality and Diversity training

 

IT skills (proficient in Word and Excel)

 

Experience of chairing committees

 

Experience in examining in College exams

 

 

Closing date: 06 October 2021. Decisions: Week commencing 18 October 2021.

21/09/21


Role Profile: TSC DRE-EM Lead

Reports to: Chair of Training Standards Committee

Key working relationships: TSC Leads and Training Standards Committee, Dean, Deputy Chief Executive, Schools of EM, Lead PG Dean for EM and Lead Deanery for DRE-EM Recruitment, DRE-EM TPDs, HST Lead

The TSC DRE-EM Lead is responsible for the delivery and recruitment for the Direct Route of Entry to Emergency Medicine.

Responsibilities:

  • To work with the RCEM secretariat to support the management of DRE-EM training in the UK
  • To provide advice on enrolment and CCT/CESR-CP calculations until entry to HST
  • To provide advice on flexible training and CCT/CESR-CP calculations until entry to HST
  • To provide advice to trainees on out of programme experience.
  • To lead on DRE-EM National Recruitment
  • To actively contribute to TSC, chairing relevant meetings and preparing supporting documentation
  • To provide information as required for Specialty Reports to the GMC
  • To attend meetings of the Training Standards Committee which meets up to eight times a year
  • To respond to relevant correspondence in cooperation with the Head of Training, Chair of TSC, Deputy Chief Executive and the Dean
  • To represent the College on DRE-EM matters at meetings held by national bodies e.g.: The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), The General Medical Council (GMC), and any other appropriate national body
  • Liaising with other Royal Colleges, Faculties and Intercollegiate groups as necessary.
  • To deputise for the Chair of TSC on matters relating to DRE-EM, as required
  • In conjunction with the Chair of TSC and Head of Training to ensure equal opportunities are respected in all matters concerning the DRE-EM training pathway and recruitment.

APPOINTMENT

  • Eligibility: Heads of School/Head of Training for EM/ DREEM TPD in a school structure or devolved Nation. Current or Previous members of TSC are eligible for appointment.
  • Appointment is through self-nomination. Applicants are required to outline, in no more than 500 words, their suitability for the role. Selection will be made by the Chair of TSC, a College Officer and the Head of Training (or nominated deputies) and will be based on the strength of application and, if necessary, interview. Appointments are subject to the ratification of TSC.

PLACE OF WORK

Duties will be primarily conducted in London and normal place of work. It is anticipated that much of the work will be conducted by video conference, telephone and email.

HOURS OF WORK

It is estimated that this post will require 1 PA per week in addition to:

  • Four TSC meetings (1 day each) per year.
  • Up to four meetings of TSC Leads (0.5 days) per year.
  • Up to 6 days a year attending meetings re national recruitment, as required

Anyone wishing to stand for the post will need to discuss this issue with their clinical colleagues and employers. NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts are reminded that the NHS allows such special leave as it is in the interests of the NHS.

REMUNERATION AND EXPENSES

The post is honorary. Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable on production of receipts and vouchers. As with all travel on College business, sub-committee members will be expected to travel in accordance with the College policy.

Person Specification

REQUIREMENT

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Fellow of the College in good standing

 

On the GMC Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine, with a licence to practice and no limitations on practice

 

Consultant Emergency Physician in a current substantive post in UK or Republic of Ireland for at least five years

 

Current of previous Head of School or equivalent in devolved nations or DRE-EM TPD

 

Understanding of GMC regulatory requirements

 

Up to date Equality and Diversity training

 

IT skills (proficient in Word and Excel)

 

Experience of chairing committees

 

Experience in examining in College exams

 

 

Closing date: 06 October 2021. Decisions: Week commencing 18 October 2021.

20/09/21


Role Profile: TSC PEM Lead

Reports to: Chair of TSC

Key working relationships: RCEM PEM Intercollegiate Sub-Specialty Advisory Committee (PEMISAC) Co-chair, other TSC Leads, Training Standards Committee, Dean, Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Training, Schools of EM and Lead PG Dean for EM.

The TSC PEM Lead is responsible for developing and reviewing the EM curriculum for Paediatric Emergency Medicine competences for DRE-EM, Intermediate (ST3) and Higher Specialist Training (ST4-6). They will also support the College PEMISAC Co-chair, who is their de-facto deputy, in developing and reviewing the PEM Sub-Specialty Syllabus, as required.

Responsibilities:

  • To report to TSC on the delivery and quality assurance of PEM training for all EM trainees
  • To support PEM training days and trainees’ event
  • To provide ad hoc advice within a reasonable time frame (e.g. 1 week) to trainees and trainers for the College, as directed by the Head of Training and Training Manager
  • To attend the College PEM Specialty Interest Group (PAG) to represent the views of TSC and provide PEM expertise on education and training matters
  • To work closely with other RCEM paediatric leads/TPDs
  • To support the College PEMISAC Co-chair on PEM Sub-specialty Syllabus and Recruitment matters, as required
  • To provide information as required for Specialty Reports to the GMC
  • To organise and attend training workshops and CPD events as necessary
  • To respond to relevant correspondence in cooperation with the Head of Training, Deputy Chief Executive, Chair of TSC and the Dean
  • To represent the College on PEM matters at meetings held by national bodies e.g.: The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), The General Medical Council (GMC), and any other appropriate national body

APPOINTMENT

  • Eligibility: Heads of School/Head of Training for EM or PEM TPDs in a school structure or devolved Nation.
  • Appointment is through self-nomination. Applicants are required to outline, in no more than 500 words, their suitability for the role. Selection will be made by the Chair of TSC, a College Officer and the Head of Training (or nominated deputies) and will be based on the strength of application and, if necessary, interview. Appointments are subject to the ratification of TSC.

PLACE OF WORK

Duties will be primarily conducted in London and normal place of work. It is anticipated that much of the work will be conducted by video conference, telephone and email.

HOURS OF WORK

  • It is estimated that this post will require 1 PA per week in addition to:
  • Up to four meetings of TSC (1 day each) per year.
  • Up to 6 days a year attending meetings re recruitment and curriculum, as required.

Anyone wishing to stand for the post will need to discuss this issue with their clinical colleagues and employers. NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts are reminded that the NHS allows such special leave as it is in the interests of the NHS.

REMUNERATION AND EXPENSES

The post is honorary. Reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be payable on production of receipts and vouchers. As with all travel on College business, sub-committee members will be expected to travel in accordance with the College policy.

Person Specification

REQUIREMENT

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Fellow of RCEM in good standing

 

On the GMC Specialist Register for Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, with a licence to practice and no limitations on practice

 

Consultant Emergency Physician in a current substantive post in UK or Republic of Ireland for at least three years

 

Experience in an educational leadership role such as Training Programme Director or Head of School

 

Understanding of GMC regulatory requirements

 

Up to date Equality and Diversity training

 

IT skills (proficient in Word and Excel)

 

Experience of chairing committees

 

Experience in examining in College exams

 

 

Closing date: 06 October 2021. Decisions: Week commencing 18 October 2021.

21/09/21


Examinations Registrations Manager
£43,500 pa plus excellent benefits
London Bridge, London
35 hours per week, full-time

As Examinations Registrations Manager, you will lead, manage and motivate a small team to ensure that all candidates are correctly registered for examinations on behalf of the College.

The Examinations Registration Manager is a crucial role within the Examinations Team, as you will be responsible for planning and managing the online registration process for all examination entries, along with publishing examination dates and ensuring examination centres and online test centres are appropriately organised and securely maintained.

Reporting to the Head of Examinations, you will work collaboratively with the College’s online examination partner and Membership Service Centre colleagues to ensure a high quality and accurate service is provided for examination candidates. You will also design, test, set, report on and continuously improve the KPIs for the Registration Team as well as developing and implementing process improvements to streamline and automate the candidate registration process.

Educated to a good standard, perhaps with an administrative background in a higher education institution, you will have previous experience of administering written or clinical examinations.

With excellent communication and organisational skills and experience of collaborative working, you should have experience of administering complex processes and the ability to collate and analyse complex data to produce reports.

Experience of conducting appraisals and developing others, along with an understanding of budget management would be desirable.

Although based in London, travel throughout the UK and overseas might be required, including overnight stays, to facilitate the development and delivery of the College’s examinations programme. This may include out of core hours work. The College is working to a hybrid working model and offers flexibility in working patterns dependant on operational needs.

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 which can be found on our website.

It is essential that a comprehensive cover letter is provided in order to be considered for shortlisting.

Closing date: 13 September 2021.


Application for RCEM Northern Ireland National Board

We have some fantastic opportunities for our membership to get involved with College work and sit on our Northern Ireland (NI) National Board. This is a great chance to have your say and make a difference.

We currently have vacancies for:

  • A representative from the Southern Trust
  • An Academic Lead
  • A Trainee representative
What will being part of the Board involve?
Members of the NI National Board will meet on a quarterly basis to raise awareness of important issues facing their Emergency Departments as well as:
  • provide a point of contact for Members and Fellows on College matters and all aspects of Emergency Medicine
  • communicate information from Northern Ireland to the College, and disseminate information from the College to its Members and Fellows
  • actively work to improve urgent and emergency care services across Northern Ireland by working closely with senior health officials, the Minister for Health of Northern Ireland and other key health and social care stakeholders.

Who can get involved? We are looking for members of all categories who work in NI to support the work of the College. We want to ensure that the Board is truly representative of the different staff groups that make up the Emergency Medicine workforce and of the different Trusts in the nation.

What experience is needed?
No previous College experience is necessary - just an interest in representing your region and a passion for Emergency Medicine. We are particularly keen to engage with those who are new to the College.

What if I’m a Trainee?
We are looking for an Emergency Medicine Trainee who can act as the spokesperson for trainees on the RCEM NI Board and also act as a representative for NI on the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA) Committee. The representative will attend committee meetings for both groups. They will communicate with Regional Trainee Representatives throughout NI and raise any relevant issues with both the RCEM NI Board and EMTA, as well as communicating relevant information from these committees back to trainees. Through this work, they will ensure that projects and work produced by EMTA are as relevant and applicable in Scotland as the rest of the UK.

How can I get involved?
To apply, please fill out an Expression of Interest form, explaining why you would like to get involved in the Board and send it to the email below.

The Expression of Interest form can be found here.

If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please contact Tamara Pinedo at tamara.pinedo@rcem.ac.uk

Sustainable Working Practices Committee - Chairperson (Honorary Position)

The Sustainable Working Practices Committee (SWPC) is seeking a new chairperson to work closely with the RCEM Quality Team and help develop and guide sustainable practices for EM clinicians. To apply, please read this job description and email alison.ives@rcem.ac.uk with your personal statement. There is no current closing date, please feel free to email if you have any questions about the role.


Corporate Governance Members

The Corporate Governance Committee is looking for the following new independent members:

  • Two from the College Membership
  • Two Lay Members

This is a great opportunity for those who have not been involved in College Committees to get insights into how we work and the strategic challenges we are managing.

We are keen to hear from those who are interested in providing advice, scrutiny and views on the governance of the College. This includes contributing to Committee meetings which address governance topics including, but not limited to: budgets, financial performance, investment strategy, risk management, human resource policy and legal compliance.

This is a voluntary role, normal College out of pocket expenses apply, more information is available here in the Role Profile .

To apply please email over your CV along with a brief description of why the role interests you to anthea.adams@rcem.ac.uk before the closing date which is 20th August 2021 at 5pm.

We anticipate there may then be a telephone or Zoom interview with shortlisted candidates.


Applications Open for Regional Boards

We have an exciting opportunity for members to get involved in College work!

We are now recruiting members to join our new Regional Boards that are being set up in the South Central, South East Coast, East of England, and Yorkshire and Humber regions.

What will being part of a Regional Board involve?

Members of each Regional Board will meet on a quarterly basis to raise awareness of important issues facing their Emergency Departments as well as their experiences more generally, and to share learning and advice that can be disseminated back to those working in the region. These Boards will also serve as a way of supporting the Regional Chair in campaigning for better standards of healthcare for both patients and Emergency Medicine staff.

Regional activity is becoming increasingly important as all parts of England will soon be covered by Integrated Care Systems, which will bring more decision-making to a local level.

Who can get involved?

We are looking for members of all categories who work in any of these parts of England to represent their region and support the work of the College. We want to ensure that these Regional Boards are truly representative of the different staff groups that make up the Emergency Medicine workforce and of the different Trusts in each region.

What experience is needed?

No previous College experience is necessary - just an interest in representing your region and a passion for Emergency Medicine. We are particularly keen to engage with those who are new to the College.

How can I get involved?

To apply, please fill out an Expression of Interest form, explaining why you would like to get involved in a Regional Board and send it to the email below.

You can find the Terms of Reference document here which will provide more information on the purpose and scope of the Board.

The Expression of Interest form can be found here.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kelly Sarsfield at kelly.sarsfield@rcem.ac.uk or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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

We're recruiting our next South West England Regional Chair!

We are looking for a Fellow who is in good standing, and currently working in a substantive consultant role in the South West, 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 West region.

This role would be suited for someone who has strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational 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 Regional Chair and give you a full induction into the College and provide you with media training if required.

You can also find the job description and FAQS here. The nominations form can be found here.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kelly Sarsfield at Kelly.sarsfield@rcem.ac.uk


Call for Regional Vice Chair for the North West

We are recruiting a Regional Vice Chair for the North West of England!

We are looking for a Fellow who is in good standing, and currently working in a substantive consultant role in any part of the North West, who will represent the region and in time work with the Regional Chair to establish a regional board, influence local policymakers and the media, and support our members working in the region.

This role would be suited for someone who has strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational 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 Vice Chair and give you a full induction into the College.

You can find the job description and FAQS here . The nomination form can be found here .

If you are interested in applying or have any further questions, please contact Kelly Sarsfield at Kelly.sarsfield@rcem.ac.uk


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.