Vacancy: SAS Grade representative on the Education and Training Committee

The Society is seeking to appoint a SAS grade doctor representative for its Education and Training Committee. The Education and Training Committee leads the work of the Society in its learning offer for healthcare professionals specialising in the care of older people.

This is an opportunity to become involved in one of the Society’s leading academic committees that helps to shape the future of education and training in the specialty. The post holder would work as a member of the committee alongside senior office holders within the BGS, such as the Vice President for Education and Training, and key staff such as the BGS CEO, and the Director of Learning and Professional Development.

The term of office is two years. This is a voluntary, unpaid role, though travel costs and other expenses will be covered.

Those wanting to discuss the role in more detail are invited to contact (in confidence) the BGS Vice President for Education and Training, Professor Mike Vassallo: Michael [dot] Vassallo [at] rbch [dot] nhs [dot] uk

Those interested in applying for the post are asked to contact Mark Stewart, BGS Business and Office Manager on 0207 608 8575, M [dot] Stewart [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31 January 2021. Applications should take the form of a brief expression of interest and a covering CV.

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  • To attend the Education and Training Committee (three meetings per year, currently held via MS Teams). The post holder will be expected to participate in all three meetings.
  • To work collaboratively and proactively with other members of the committee to deliver the Committee’s strategy and workplan.
  • To contribute to specific projects identified by the Committee.
  • To promote the interests of SAS grade doctors working in the specialty of geriatric medicine.
  • To take a lead on initiatives to address the education and training needs of SAS grade doctors.

Qualifications and experience

  • Member of the BGS (essential).
  • Ability to incorporate time for BGS activity into job plan so that requests for information and assistance can be responded to in a timely manner.
  • Up to date knowledge of developments within the NHS in order to assist with appropriate internal communications to members.
  • Knowledge of the CESR training route.
  • Interest in improving the quality of education and training available to SAS doctors.

Desired characteristics

  • Accessible, accountable and responsible.
  • Able to work collaboratively.
  • Reliable and well-organised.