RCGP Northern Ireland - LCARM Committee Lead

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The RCGP would not exist without its members, each of which has their own needs, interests and aspirations.

The RCGP supports and empowers its members to shape the College’s activity aimed at growing an engaged and fulfilled membership. Each year the RCGP seeks to appoint new representatives from the following community groups:

  • Associates in Training (AiT) - GP trainees
  • First5 - New and recently qualified GPs
  • Later Career and Retired Members (LCARM) – Later staged career GPs

These roles are designed to ensure that the voice of AiT, First5 and LCARM members are heard in relation to matters that affect their experience as a member of the RCGP.

NB. As part of any future governance review, this role description will be evaluated. This role purpose, duties and responsibilities may be subject to change as we are currently in the middle of amending the terms the way these Committees are managed.

Purpose of the role

This role aims to:

  • Represent the views and experiences LCARM members
  • Continuously improve the RCGP’s understanding of the needs of LCARM members
  • Enhance the membership experience for LCARM members
  • Provide a proactive feedback mechanism for LCARM members
  • Act as a communication channel between LCARM members, RCGP Officers and staff.

Main duties and responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Proactively represent the views and experiences of their peers
  • Share insight, ideas and experience in relation to LCARM members
  • Be accessible for the LCARM members they represent
  • Host events and meetings for LCARM members
  • Opportunity to attend RCGP Council as an observer when invited.
  • Act as a champion for the RCGP and its activity to engage their respective community group as members of the College
  • Adhere to the relevant policies and procedures of RCGP, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Information Security and Data Protection.

Skills and attributes required

The RCGP is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes nominations from all members eligible to stand for election. The following skills and attributes are required:

  • Be a current member of the RCGP and their local faculty and be part of the community they represent
  • Reliable and willing to commit to requirements of the role, as outlined above
  • To represent the views of their peers in a cooperative and respectful manner
  • Enthusiastic to enhance the membership experience of their community group
  • Confident in speaking to people from a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise
  • Motivated to make positive change on behalf of the members they represent
  • Willingness to uphold the values of the RCGP.

Support and benefits available

In recognition of your voluntary support, we will provide you with:

  • A full induction and appropriate training for the role
  • On-going support and guidance from peers and RCGP staff
  • The opportunity to network with RCGP officers, members and key stakeholders
  • The opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills
  • The opportunity to contribute to the work and the future direction of the RCGP
  • Recognition for your time and contribution
  • Access to discounted courses and events
  • Reimbursement of pre-approved and reasonable expenses.

Term of office

The post-holder will carry out the following roles for the length of time stated:

  • 1 Year | LCARM

How to apply

Please submit an expression of interest, of no more than 500 words to tim.montgomery@rcgp.org.uk by Friday 27 May 2022


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