Role and Responsibilities

Our College prides itself on being a UK and internationally focussed organisation with over 40% of our membership located beyond the boundaries of the UK, including a growing number in developing nations.  To ensure we continue to address the needs of all Fellows and Members we now propose to elect a third VP with a remit to take a particular interest in international affairs. This post will be one of 3 elected VPs for England/Wales, Scotland/Northern Ireland and International.

To support our global aspirations, the College is now seeking to recruit a Vice President (International).

Person Specification:

Ideally, the Vice President should be:

  • A visionary, and able to contribute to the strategic development of the College.
  • An able communicator.
  • Demonstrably interested in medical education and standards.
  • Committed to the development of the profession of medicine.
  • A practising or recently retired physician.
  • Experienced in managing the work of a committee or a decision making/influencing group
  • Experienced in representing an organisation at a senior level
  • IT literate or willing to undertake training (College business is conducted largely electronically).
  • Available to travel to Edinburgh and other UK and International locations on a regular basis.

Roles and responsibilities specific to the VP (International):

  • To take a special interest in the needs of Fellows and Members internationally. This requires significant experience of working in healthcare within a global context and a clear understanding of the challenges facing physicians at all levels.
  • Deputising or attending with the President at College International events
  • Working closely with the International Director over the development of international strategy and emerging opportunities
  • Accompanying or Deputising for the President in meetings with officials in international health systems and governments.
  • Advising on high profile consultations specific to global health issues
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the College on media enquiries particular to global issues
  • Liaising with Overseas Regional Advisers (OSRA’s) over nominations for the fellowship from International destinations and representing their interests at the Fellowship Committee

This term of office is for 3 years effective from the College Annual Meeting at the end of November 2019 until the meeting held at the end of November 2022.

Eligibility Criteria and Nomination Process:

Any UK or International Fellow who is in good standing may be nominated for the role, noting the special responsibilities. Nominees should seek approval from their employer to seek election to this post. The time commitment is estimated at 4-8 hours per week.

For easy access to the election information, please log-in to the Fellows' and Members' area of the website by clicking here.

Please contact Lesley Lockhart: tel: +44 (0)131 247 3608 or if you would like to have any of the papers sent to you by e-mail.

Application Closing Date: 
Sunday, 30 June, 2019

This vacancy is now closed.