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Be the voice of our Fellows on our Corporate Governance Committee

We are looking for a Fellow to help us on our Corporate Governance Committee. This is a great way to help hold us to account and at the same time learn more about how the College works.  This role is deliberately designed to appeal to those Fellows who are not or have not already been closely involved in College work, so experience of College business is not a pre-requisite. We are looking for those with an enquiring mind, ability to constructively question and help us provide the governance conscience of the College from the perspective of an interested Fellow of the College.

To apply for the position please send a single A4 page personal statement, ideally no more than 500 words, to Gordon.miles@rcem.ac.uk by 5pm, Monday 2nd July 2018.  Please ensure your personal statement covers your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification. Appointment is subject to a telephone interview with the Chair of the Committee and CEO.

Royal College of Emergency Medicine Associate Professor Scheme

The RCEM Associate Professor scheme is aimed at recognising and supporting NHS clinicians who are delivering and supporting high quality research at a level which is broadly comparable with an academic clinical senior lecturer.  Key elements of the scheme led by the College include:

  • The scheme is advertised nationally and RCEM Associate Professor (or similar) title awarded by the College for an initial period of three years, to NHS clinicians or clinical academics by a panel comprising College representatives.
  • Successful applicants will be provided with mentorship and support through the College, including access to academic methodological support in trials and applied health, and dedicated development workshops.
  • The scheme will be launched as a pilot, with a review at the end of the first three-year period. A second round may be considered, subject to the outcome of the review of the pilot.
Person specification

  • Candidates who apply for the RCEM College Professorship award will be considered automatically for the Associate Professor scheme
  • Clinicians from throughout the UK who are fellows of RCEM are eligible to apply. Formal confirmation of support for the application from the applicant’s employer and any supporting institution (e.g. NIHR Local Clinical Research Network or university) is required
  • Applicants are required to be consultant grade and demonstrate excellence in research and leadership. The academic level required is broadly similar to that for a University senior lectureship/associate professorship. The research element should be evidenced by papers, links to grants, and involvement in strategically important research programmes including delivery of clinical research studies and involvement with other elements of research infrastructure or equivalent in the devolved nations. Leadership should be evidenced by, for example, developing emergency medicine research teams locally, involvement with the College, NIHR, NICE, and/or specialty society.
  • Demonstrating funding for protected research time is required at the time of application. We note that potential applicants may already have time funded via a variety of NIHR research infrastructure and other programmes, including, for example, NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care and the Clinical Research Network and NRS Fellowships, local Charitable Trust funds or industry income. The minimum time required is 1PA of protected time for a minimum period of three years.
  • Applicants must set out how they plan to use their 3-year tenure to contribute to the work of RCEM, through (a) delivery of clinical research and (b) building research activity and capacity in Emergency Medicine.
Role description

  • The award holder is expected to act as an ambassador for RCEM.
  • The award holder must contribute to the goals of RCEM to increase research capacity and activity within the specialty of Emergency Medicine
  • Specific objectives for award holders will be set out upon appointment after agreement with representatives of RCEM.
  • A set of performance metrics, tailored to the agreed objectives for each post holder, will be developed to ensure progress is monitored and supported. These metrics will form part of a review process.
To apply please send a completed application form to simon.howes@rcem.ac.uk by 5pm 31 August 2018. Interviews will be held in late September.