Director of Continuous Professional Development

Posted on: Tuesday 7 February 2023

Closing: Friday 3 March 2023 12:00 (UK Time)

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FPM is seeking a new Director of Continuous Professional Development

Role Context
The role of Director of CPD is a voluntary role and the appointment is for a fixed term of office. FPM’s Director of CPD is a member of FPM’s Education and Standards Committee and also represents FPM at external meetings. The role provides an opportunity to contribute to the strategic development of professional standards within pharmaceutical medicine.

This vacancy has expired.

Responsibilities of Director of CPD

  • To develop and oversee FPM’s CPD scheme which includes the accreditation system of events for provider organisations
  • To ensure that FPM’s CPD policy guidance is kept up to date and is consistent with national and other FPM policies including those relating to medical revalidation
  • To advise FPM through the Education and Standards Committee on matters relating to CPD
  • To represent FPM at external meetings
  • To advise individual participants within FPM’s CPD scheme when required

Please note that the role of CPD Director is not responsible for code of practice review, which remains the responsibility of the applicant provider.  The role is covered by FPM’s insurance policy for indemnity protection.

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


Appointed chairpersons normally serve for a period of three years.  This can be extended to a maximum of six years if re-appointed. Chairpersons 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

The time commitment for this role is approximately two days per month.

Code of Conduct

FPM wants volunteers to have a positive experience and this volunteer code of conduct is intended provide clear guidance on the standards of conduct and practice of our volunteers | Code of Conduct for Volunteers


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


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

Person specification

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


  • In good standing with the relevant medical registration body (e.g. GMC)
  • Fellow (FFPM) or Member (MFPM) of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in good standing
  • Evidence of current participation in a continuing professional development scheme


  • Evidence of achievement and contributions to the specialty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

How to apply

Please send your CV (please put ‘Appointments – Director of CPD’ in the subject line), with a covering note of approximately 500 words outlining your relevant experience and ideas for developing the work of the committee, to

Deadline for applications: 12 noon (UK Time), 3 March 2023

The candidate will be selected by interview which will be arranged after the closing date.

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.