International Medical Graduate (IMG) Lead

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RCGP Scotland’s Faculties are each looking to appoint an IMG Lead (supporting North, North East, East, South East and West Scotland Faculties).  If you are interested in this opportunity and are an RCGP member living and working in Scotland, we would be pleased to hear from you. Further details, a role description and how to register your interest, can be found below:

Accountable to: Faculty Chair
Term of office: The term of office for this post is three years.
Appointment criteria: A member or fellow of the faculty in good standing, by self-nomination or nomination by Faculty Board member(s). The lead is expected to be a trainee or full member of the College.
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: To represent the views and experiences of our International Medical Graduate members and trainees.

Responsibilities of all Faculty Officers and Faculty Board members

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 to declare their interests publicly at http://www.whopaysthisdoctor.org/

Main responsibilities of IMG Lead role

  • Represent the views and experiences of IMG members and trainees in your local Faculty area.
  • Improve the RCGPs understanding of issues experienced by IMGs through feeding in to local and national discussion.
  • Be involved in actively promoting engagement and involvement of IMG College members with their local RCGP Faculty.
  • To actively promote IMG awareness within the RCGP Faculty and develop an inclusive and supportive relationship between UK graduate GPs and trainees and their IMG counterparts, liaising with the Faculty Board members as needed.
  • With the assistance of your local faculty, have input into the innovative member events tailored to the needs of IMG members and trainees.
  • Through the College’s national network, inform and support the development of the College’s national offer for IMG members and trainees.
  • Act as an ambassador for the RCGP and its activity to engage the respective community group as members of the College.

Skills required for the IMG Lead role

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 email infoscotland@rcgp.org.uk with your name and preferred email contact address.  We will be in touch following the closing date of 30 August 2024.


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