RCGP Tamar Faculty, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Champion

RCGP Tamar faculty are recruiting for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion to join their faculty board.

Accountable to:
Faculty Chair

Term of office:
The term of office for this post is one year

Appointment Criteria:
A member or fellow of the faculty in good standing, by self-nomination or nomination by Faculty Board member(s). Applicants must be GPs/RCGP members and should be locally based. 

Election Arrangements:
By appointment (if one candidate) or election by local ballot of a quorate Faculty Board (if more than one candidate). Annual confirmation of appointment at Faculty`s AGM.

Overall Purpose:
As a member of the Faculty board, to uphold the aims, objectives and values of the Faculty and RCGP acting in its best interests to enhance its reputation as a respected professional and academic body for GPs locally.

Responsibilities of all Faculty Officers and Faculty Board members:

  • To uphold the aims, objectives and values of RCGP, acting in its best interests and enhancing its reputation as a respected professional and academic body for GPs.
  • To represent the interests of members and fellows within the Faculty attending all meetings of the Faculty Board. Non-attendance of >2 Faculty board meetings in any one year, should trigger a faculty review on the capacity of the person to fulfil its role as Faculty Board member.
  • To contribute proactively to the Faculty’s annual strategic planning and proposed activity delivery through the Faculty Honorary Treasurer and Faculty Executive Team, supported and guided by the Faculty support team.
  • To abide by relevant codes of conduct, the declaration of interests policy and other RCGP protocols, including health and safety, safeguarding, equality and diversity, information security and GDPR. According to the RCGP`s declaration of interests policy, all faculty members are encouraged to declare their interests publicly at Who pays this doctor.

Main responsibilities of Faculty EDI champion:

  • To represent the interests of members and fellows within the Faculty attending all meetings of the Faculty Board.
  • Be an advisory voice in the RCGP faculty board on issues with Equality, Diversity and inclusion.
  • Be involved in actively promoting engagement and involvement of BAME college members with their local RCGP Faculty.
  • To actively promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion awareness within the RCGP Faculty.
  • To raise awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues experienced by members of the Royal College of GPs.
  • To participate in other Faculty activities according to own interests and skills and the Faculty`s needs.
  • Engage and work closely with the RCGP EDI Committee.
  • Willingness to uphold the aims, objectives and values of the RCGP. acting in its best interests and enhancing its reputation as a respected professional and academic body for GPs.

Skills required for the Faculty EDI champion:

RCGP is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all members with the following attributes:

  • Demonstrate understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and be willing to embed it proactively.
  • To contribute proactively to the Faculty’s annual strategic planning and proposed activity delivery
  • Be able to maintain objectivity in advising the RCGP faculty, RCGP members and peers
  • Willing to collaborate and engage others within the RCGP Faculty and nationally across the Faculty and RCGP network
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to contribute to positive changes within the RCGP Faculty
  • Reliable and willing to commit time to attend local and national meetings

To register your interest, please fill out the expression of interest form, and a member of the RCGP faculties team will get back to you.

Please only apply if you are based in South West England, are a local GP and a member of the RCGP.


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