Finance Committee Member

Posted on: Friday 14 October 2022

Closing: Monday 28 November 2022 12:00

Home » Vacancies » Finance Committee Member

This vacancy has expired.

Seeking a new member for FPM’s Finance Committee

The Finance Committee supports the Treasurer in ensuring the good financial governance of FPM. The Finance Committee includes the Treasurer who chairs the meeting, FPM’s accountants, an FPM member (this is the role we are recruiting for) and the FPM staff whose responsibility includes the management of FPM’s finances.

Dr Kamlesh Sheth, our current Finance Committee member, is taking on the role of Treasurer from November and we are seeking a new committee member to replace him and to join our team.

This Committee is responsible for ensuring:

  • Good financial governance including adherence to financial policy and procedures
  • The preparation of an annual budget for consideration by the Board of Trustees
  • The audited accounts and a financial report are submitted to the Board of Trustees and FPM’s AGM
  • Compliance with the obligations in relation to accounts specified in the Companies’ Act and Charities’ Act

The committee description above may sound a little ‘dry’ but this is a well organised group who work really well together and this is your opportunity to join us and to shape the future of FPM.

We are seeking one new member for this committee and all Affiliates, Associates, Members and Fellows are eligible to apply.

This vacancy has expired.

Main responsibilities of a Committee 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 committee.


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

Time Commitment

The Committee has four 1.5 hour meetings a year normally held by video conferencing unless the Committee requests to meet in person. There may be some time commitment to support the committee between meetings but it is difficult to be prescriptive about the extent of this.

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 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 committee to

Deadline for applications: 12:00, Mon 21 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 email or contact our Head of Membership at or +44 (0) 20 3696 9030.