Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom: trustee vacancy

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) seeks applications from a fellow to fill a vacancy for a trustee role on the board of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) from December 2018.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine is a professional membership organisation with over 1,500 members. It is a standard-setting body that is primarily concerned with raising standards in pharmaceutical medicine for the benefit of the public. Members are pharmaceutical physicians who work to develop medicines and vaccines for all diseases and illnesses, both in the UK and across the world.


Charity trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. All trustees are also directors of the faculty under the Companies Act. The faculty has three parent colleges and each college nominates an individual to serve as a trustee and company director of the faculty.

How to apply

To apply (or seek further information) please contact the RCP registrar, Professor Donal O’Donoghue, c/o the deputy head of committee services - howard.ellison@rcplondon.ac.uk - with your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role by Monday 19 November 2018.

Applications will then be considered by the Nominations Committee. Please see below for a detailed description of the role and its related responsibilities and the RCP’s principles and process for nominations.

The Royal College of Physicians welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. We aim to reflect the diversity of our members in all our committees, senior roles and staff in general.