Vacancy for a lay chair of trustees

The RCP is looking to appoint a lay chair of trustees.

About the RCP

Founded by royal charter in 1518 the RCP is a registered charity that seeks to:

  • Provide the highest standards of patient care at all times.
  • Train, develop and support doctors and other healthcare professionals at all career stages.
  • Lead by developing, influencing, and sustaining high-quality healthcare.
  • Promote good health and prevent ill-health across society.

About the role

In a programme of continuous modernisation and recognising best practice, the RCP now seeks to appoint a lay chair to its Board of Trustees. Having experience as a senior trustee and strategic leader the post-holder will be required to:

  • Support the RCP’s strategic ambitions to make a positive difference for its membership and in turn patient care, acting as a critical friend to the president and chief executive.
  • Steward the RCP’s resources wisely and carefully, and understand the risks and opportunities that present themselves.
  • Be an exceptional influencer, able to coach and support executives to continually build the RCP’s profile.
  • Be a guardian of the RCP’s organisational values, demonstrating high standards of behaviour and attitude.


For a full role description, information pack and application process please contact Louise Sadler by email on or phone at +44 (0) 20 3075 1260. 

  • Closing date for applications: Monday 13 May 2019
  • Interview date: Thursday 23 May 2019

The RCP welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all backgrounds.