Vacancies for staff and associate specialist (SAS) regional representatives

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is looking for enthusiastic SAS doctors to fill positions on the RCP Staff and Associate Specialist Regional Representative Network. 

The role

The SAS Regional Representative Network has been created to ensure that SAS doctors’ needs, views and interests are represented within the regional teams and to increase their active involvement with the RCP.

There will be one SAS representative in each of the 19 RCP regions.

Current vacancies

  • East Midlands North
  • East Midlands South
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • Mersey
  • North Western
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern
  • Peninsula
  • Severn
  • South Yorkshire
  • Wessex
  • West Midlands

Eligibility

Applications will be considered from SAS doctors who are subscribing members of RCP London and in good standing.

If you are not a member, find out how to join the RCP.

Tenure

SAS regional representatives will initially serve for a 3-year term. The SAS representative must stand down once they cease to be an SAS doctor or a subscribing member of RCP London.  

Closest managerial relationship  

1.    RCP regional manager 
2.    SAS lead

Responsibilities

The SAS representative will be required to:

  • report to the lead SAS doctor, and through them to the registrar of the RCP, on issues that affect SAS doctors such as development, recognition, autonomy, implementation of the SAS charter and the GMC regulations for CESR
  • maintain regular contact with SAS colleagues in their region so that views can be shared and reported, and with the RCP regional manager and RCP regional advisers
  • attend the relevant RCP regional meetings
  • contribute as appropriate to SAS doctors’ projects of interest to the RCP. These may include areas related to:
    • CPD activities for SAS doctors
    • SAS doctor job plans
    • SAS doctor appraisal and revalidation
    • SAS doctor survey.
  • improve SAS doctors' engagement with the RCP
  • play an active role in recruiting new RCP members.

Financial aspects

The SAS regional representative post is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the RCP policy.

How to apply

The SAS representative in each region will be appointed by open application. Applications should be in the form of a current CV and a short written statement (maximum one page of A4) mentioning the region applied for and why the candidate will make a good representative.

Applications should be submitted by email to waleed.arshad@rcplondon.ac.uk and will be assessed by the RCP Nominations Committee.

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.