EDI Forum Members

Posted on: Tuesday 18 October 2022

Closing: Monday 28 November 2022 12:00

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Seeking new members for FPM’s EDI Forum

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Forum works to ensure that FPM is diverse and inclusive at every level of the organisation. The Forum partners across our membership to create an inclusive environment that enables everyone, irrespective of ethnicity, race, ability status, age, politics, sexual orientation, gender or religion to reach their full potential. We want to enable all people to contribute as effectively as possible in the delivery of pharmaceutical medicine to the greater benefit of society. The EDI Forum is working to establish a culture of change and an environment that is respectful, welcomes open debate, learning and a genuine acceptance of people as their authentic selves.

EDI Forum terms of reference

  • Review and advise on priorities which advocate on the importance of EDI to FPM members and to the pharmaceutical medicine specialty
  • Increase participation of under-represented groups in FPM activities
  • Sponsor initiatives to showcase the diversity of FPM members
  • Promote the pharmaceutical medicine specialty as a career choice that is open to all physicians
  • Encourage and promote EDI within the industry and to share learnings across Pharma

We are seeking members for this new committee and all Affiliates, Associates, Members and Fellows are eligible to apply. This is your opportunity to shape FPM’s EDI activities.

This vacancy has expired.

Main responsibilities of an EDI Forum member

  • Attend committee meetings, either in person or by video conferencing
  • Actively contribute to the work of the committee
  • Participate in communications by email / telephone in between meetings as required
  • Undertake other activities on behalf of the committee and FPM as agreed
  • Act in compliance with the FPM’s Governing Documents and Procedures
  • Follow the guidance set out in the FPM’s committee guidance documents
    Act in compliance with the FPM’s Policies including its Code of Conduct and Equal Opportunities Policy
  • 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


The method of appointment is open advertisement from the membership of FPM of Pharmaceutical Medicine. A person specification is provided below. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet an appointment panel which will be chaired by the Chair of the EDI Forum.


Forum members normally serve for a period of three years. This can be extended to a maximum of six years if re-appointed. Forum members 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, one in-person and two 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.


Information relating to EDI Forum 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 the 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)
  • Current Fellow, Member, Associate or Affiliate of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in good standing


  • 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 EDI Forum to fpm@fpm.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: 12:00 (GMT), Monday 28 November 2022

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 contact Joe Meredith, FPM Policy and Press Coordinator: j.meredith@fpm.org.uk.