Chair, FPM Global Forum

Posted on: Friday 4 June 2021

Closing: Friday 25 June 2021 12:00

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FPM Vacancy

Seeking a Chair for FPM’s Global Forum

The FPM’s Board of Trustees have approved the formation of a new forum focusing exclusively on our global activity.  This forum has a challenging remit and will focus on increasing FPM’s global reach, guide the development of bespoke international education and training programmes, influence the harmonisation of international standards in pharmaceutical medicine, provide a global perspective on policy development and advocate for global members.

Forum terms of reference

  • To support FPM activities which aim to harmonise the professional, educational and ethical standards for pharmaceutical physicians globally.
  • To support FPM activities which aim to improve the health of patients and the public globally.
  • To provide global perspective to FPM policy development and activity planning through the Executive Committee and other committees and groups.
  • To support and encourage the participation of internationally based membership in FPM activities.
  • To promote and represent the FPM within relevant institutions and bodies.

The Chair of the Global Forum will work closely with FPM’s Chief Executive and Head of Education.

We are seeking members for this new forum and all Affiliates, Associates, Members and Fellows are eligible to apply. This is your opportunity to support the growth of FPM on the global stage.


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Main responsibilities of the Chair

  • To ensure that the Global Forum’s Terms of Reference are implemented proactively and effectively
  • To lead and coordinate the activities of the Global Forum
  • To attend and to chair meetings of the Forum, to ensure that a programme of meetings is planned and agreed in advance and to ensure that an accurate written record of the proceedings of meetings is maintained
  • To provide additional written reports on the Global Forum as required
  • To identify individual Forum members to undertake specific tasks or to be the lead member on specific topics
  • To act as spokesperson for the Global Forum and/or FPM when required to do so
  • To be aware of current issues that might affect the Global Forum/wider FPM
  • To be the arbiter in discussions and to balance the views of the Forum in reaching a position
  • To follow the guidance set out in the FPM’s committee guidance documents
  • To act in compliance with the FPM’s Policies including its Code of Conduct and Equal Opportunities Policy
  • To act in compliance with FPM’s values

FPM’s values

We areThis means
Professional Being accountable for our work and actions
Innovative Seeking solutions proactively
Caring Treating everyone with dignity
Collaborative Working positively with others
Credible Being honest and ethical in our work
Learned Investing in developing knowledge and skills

Appointment

The method of appointment is open advertisement from the membership of FPM. A person specification is provided below. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet an appointment committee which will be chaired by the Chief Executive.


Tenure

Appointed chairs normally serve for a period of three years. This can be extended to a maximum of six years if re-appointed. Chairs may be asked to step down from the group if they are not able to attend meetings or contribute to the work of the group satisfactorily.


Time Commitment

It is anticipated that there will be three two-hour meetings per year by video conferencing.  There will be additional time commitments involved in supporting the work of the Forum in between meetings but it is difficult to be prescriptive about the extent of this.


Confidentiality

Information relating to forum business must be kept confidential unless otherwise agreed by FPM.


Expenses

FPM will reimburse travel and subsistence costs arising from reasonable attendance at FPM meetings and events under the terms of the FPM’s Expense Claim Policy.


Person specification

As part of your application, please provide details and examples of how you meet these criteria:

Essential

  • In good standing with the relevant medical registration body (e.g. GMC)
  • Current Fellow, Member, Associate or Affiliate of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in good standing

Desirable

  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of achievement and contributions to the specialty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Currently undergoing revalidation

How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering note of approximately 500 words outlining your relevant experience and ideas for developing the work of the forum to fpm@fpm.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: 12:00, 25 June 2021

FPM welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. FPM aspires to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.

If you have any questions about the role or application process please email fpm@fpm.org.uk or contact Marcia Philbin at m.philbin@fpm.org.uk or +44 (0) 20 3696 9031.