Trainees Committee vacancies

Vacancies for four CMT/IMT/ACCS-AM representatives have arisen on the RCP's Trainees Committee (TC).

Expressions of interest in taking on this role from 1 January 2020 are now being sought.

The role

The TC aims to meet the interests and needs of doctors at an important stage in their career. It also gives trainees an opportunity to feed into the development of RCP policy and to contribute to its work. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop management and leadership skills, and to shape physician education and policy at a national level.

The TC's remit is to:

  • Represent the views of medical trainees on all major RCP committees and working groups
  • Provide a channel of two-way communication between local trainees and the RCP
  • Send delegates to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainees Group and the BMA Junior Doctors Committee
  • Represent the RCP TC at other national health related bodies as the need arises
  • Disseminate information to trainees and other trainee representatives (e.g. specialist society, regional trainee bodies, Associate College Tutors) following important discussions and meetings
  • Respond to documents published by other stakeholders in training e.g. Department of Health, the JRCPTB, and the Deans
  • Identify and act on any other areas that may affect the high standard of medical education and training set by the RCP.

The TC meets three times a year at the RCP offices in either London or Liverpool.


To be eligible all nominated trainees must be in a postgraduate UK training programme.

The maximum duration of the term of office is 3 years. It is desirable that those trainees appointed will be able to complete at least 18 months on the committee before completion of this stage of training.

Candidates need not be collegiate or associate members of the RCP, but must become one if elected and before taking up office.

How to apply

If you are interested in the role of CMT/IMT/ACCS-AM representative, please send a one page CV and a short statement (200 words max) explaining why you want to be on the Trainees Committee and what relevant skills you have to the Deputy Head of Committee Services, Howard Ellison via by 5pm on Friday 18 October 2019. If a large number of nominations are received, the RCP TC executive will shortlist candidates by reviewing both their CV and short statements against both the eligibility criteria and the terms of reference of the committee. The resulting election will be held using the single transferrable vote method.

The Trainees Committee's terms of reference are available to download below. Please ensure that you are able to take the requisite time away from your Trust, and download the information below on RCP's principles and process for nominations.

The RCP welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. The RCP aims to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.