Vacancy for member of the Geriatric Medicine Specialty Certificate Examining Board

The British Geriatrics Society and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a member of the Geriatric Medicine Specialty Certificate Examining (SCE) Board.

The role

The successful applicant will assist the chair and medical secretary in the running of the SCE:

  • ensuring that all academic objectives and standards set by the GMC are met
  • attending annual meetings of the board, convened to set examination papers
  • reviewing candidate performance in the most recent diet
  • assisting with the development of the SCE
  • acting on the advice of the MRCP(UK) Management and Policy Board and examining boards on policy and academic matters relating to the examinations
  • supporting MRCP(UK) central office on the delivery of the examinations.

This is a non-salaried position though all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be met by MRCP(UK) central office in line with the federation expenses policy. 

The tenure of board appointments is 5 years. This is subject to regular attendance at meetings and remaining in good standing with the GMC.


Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • hold the MRCP(UK) or an equivalent postgraduate diploma
  • be practising as a specialist in geriatric medicine, and a member or fellow of one of the three colleges
  • be registered with a licence to practise and in good standing on the GMC specialist register
  • be actively engaged in the training of junior doctors in the UK (or within the last 2 years), or a current trainee in geriatric medicine who has already passed the SCE
  • be up-to-date as appropriate with relevant national guidelines, CPD requirements, employer’s equality and diversity training and appraisal process
  • experience of the exam process (question writing group or standard setting group) would be an advantage.

How to apply

Applications for the post should be submitted to by Friday 19 October 2018. Please send the following documents:

  • CV (including contact details, current position, GMC number and college membership)
  • covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and demonstrating how you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above.

All applications will be considered by the chair of the Geriatric Medicine Examining Board.

The next Geriatric Medicine Examining Board takes place on 6-7 June 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians of London and the successful applicant will be required to attend.