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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.
There are no vacancies for National Board Opportunities at present.
+ Applications Open for Regional Boards
We are now recruiting members to join our new Regional Boards. We currently have regional Boards in the East of England, South Central, South East Coast, South West, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and Humber regions.
A Regional Board Member is an Associate Member, Member or Fellow* of the College who is appointed on behalf of the Council to the role.
The role includes these additional responsibilities.
To be eligible to become a Regional Board Member you need to meet these requirements:
If you work in a region where there is no Board, contact the Policy and Public Affairs team to discuss other ways to get involved.
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 new to the College.
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.
For applications or further enquiries, please get in touch with our Policy team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Research Committee Members x 2 - Closing Date 03 May 2024
Two vacancies have arisen on the Research Committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Further details about the post can be found at https://rcem.ac.uk/board-committees-structure/ under ‘Research Committee’ in the ‘Academic Cluster’, or by contacting either Professor Matt Reed (Chair; email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are invited using the nomination form below along with a CV. Please email enquiries and applications to: email@example.com
Closing date: Friday 03 May 2024
A vacancy has arisen on the Research Committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for a nursing representative. Further details about the post can be provided by Matt Reed, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Marr and Tom Burgess (PAs) via the RCEM head office.
Applications are invited using the nomination form below along with a CV.
Please submit a supporting statement as follows:
Check for your enclosures for your application:
Please email enquiries and applications to: email@example.com
Closing date: 29th March 2024.
Download a pdf of the Nomination Form.
Download a pdf of the Person Specification.
Are you passionate about shaping the future of emergency medicine and contributing to the improvement of healthcare systems? The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) invites applications for volunteer positions on the Clinical Leadership and Service Design Committee. This committee takes on topics that are relevant to clinical leaders, but which are applicable across the Emergency Care system.
Lead strategic discussions and decision-making processes related to Clinical Leadership, Emergency Department Service Design, and Delivery. Provide visionary leadership, collaborate with committee members, and contribute to the development of College guidance.
Contribute expertise and insights to discussions on Emergency Department Workforce Planning, Emergency Department Design, Service Design and Delivery, and Emergency Medicine System Design. Collaborate with committee members and stakeholders to formulate College guidance.
Interested Fellows and members of the Royal College are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter and detailed CV to Emily Lesnik (Quality Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 11 March 2024. The cover letter should be a maximum of 250 words, describing why you are interested, and what you will bring to the role in terms of expertise or experience.
View the Personal Specifications and Terms of Reference.
Committee members are expected to attend three of the four main meetings per year, conducted primarily through video conference calls. They are also expected to actively contribute to the work of the committee
5pm on 11 March 2024
Join us in making a positive impact on emergency medicine and healthcare systems. Your expertise and commitment can help shape the future of our profession.
Interested in discussing more about this role? If you would like to speak to one of the Quality Team at RCEM to discuss the committee roles please contact Emily Lesnik (Quality Manager) email@example.com or Ian Higginson (Vice President) firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no vacancies for Quality Improvement at present.
There are no vacancies for Examinations Opportunities at present.
Opportunities to join the Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA) There are no vacancies with EMTA at present.
There are no other voluntary roles available at present.
+ Are committee roles only for those who have been closely involved with the College before?
No, certainly not. Our committee roles are open to all members not just those who have worked in Emergency Medicine for years! This includes trainees. We are always keen to help those who have not previously had a role with us to get involved.
Absolutely! We are very keen to encourage those who have not been involved in the College to apply; if you have the skills and the passion, please do apply.
We can provide induction into College processes to support those who are not familiar with committees in the medical Royal College sector.
Yes! You might think that you do not have the experience, but if you are working in the field of Emergency Medicine, you probably do!
Aside from clinical skills, Emergency Medicine requires a depth of interpersonal skills: management, communication, influencing skills for example. Emphasise the skills you have, and think about soft skills such as communication, leadership, and team working.
To apply we ask you to write a one-page personal statement. This statement is an opportunity for you to explain why you are suitable for and interested in the role and detail your objectives for your time as a committee member.
Before you write your application, you should study the role profile in detail. Pay particular attention to the member specification aspect of the profile and ensure your application addresses the points outlined.
College staff are currently working remotely, and we will utilise video conferencing and other media to reduce the need for travel. We expect that duties will be primarily conducted from your normal place of work or from the comfort of your own home. Committee meetings take place 4 times per year on average.
It is highly unlikely that there will be regular face-to-face committee meetings in 2021, however if RCEM decides to meet once it is safe to do so then travel expenses will be covered as per our Expenses Policy. RCEM staff member responsible for Regional Chair recruitment can provide more information.
For the committee member roles, we welcome applications from College Fellows working in the region advertised. We encourage all fellows to apply, regardless of how experienced you are or how long you have been a fellow for. For this SIG, we are encouraging SAS, Nurse, trainee and ACP grade EM staff to apply. You do not need to be a Fellow to join this SIG.
Given the pressures the system is experiencing, we do understand that our Members and Fellows are needed for frontline services. However, there is often support provided to allow some recognition for College work, particularly as it can be developmental. In the past, the Chief Medical Officers have written to Trusts about this (see attached letter) and if you need help in how to approach your Trust for help please let us know.
Absolutely! The College is always here to support you in the role and with all responsibilities and duties you may have. We can send out email communications on your behalf to all members in the region and those in the College more generally. We take responsibility for organising any meetings as well as setting up and providing guidance with regional press coverage. We want to ensure that you can carry out the role to the best of your abilities and are therefore happy to provide as much support as you need to fulfil the role effectively.
Get in touch with us! We would be very happy to talk to you.