Careers in Pharmaceutical Medicine Working Group

Posted on: Monday 29 November 2021

Closing: Monday 24 January 2022 12:00

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Seeking members for the ‘Careers in Pharmaceutical Medicine’ working group

This is a call for volunteers to join our Working Group on “Careers in Pharmaceutical Medicine”. We want career advice and support to become a key cornerstone of FPM’s membership offering, and are seeking volunteers who are able to shape, develop and inspire this aspect of our activities.

The Working Group has been established to review and update the information, promotion and support that FPM provides on careers in pharmaceutical medicine. There are several main tasks that have been identified: 

  • Review all currently available careers information, including on the FPM website and printed materials, and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Review careers information provided by similar organisations and identify key learnings for FPM. 
  • Update (where needed) FPM’s careers information. 
  • Review the scope and operation of the Careers Advice Database. 
  • Identify ways in which FPM can promote careers in pharmaceutical medicine alongside promoting FPM as a training body and membership organisation (i.e. Social media, careers fairs, articles in targeted publications, advertising, collaborations with other institutions).
  • Directly contribute to identified promotional avenues (i.e. attending careers fairs, writing articles etc.) 

The Working Group will last for around 12 months, with monthly meetings held online until May 2022, and ad-hoc meetings following this.

You can find more information on this working group in the Terms of Reference below.

If you would like to learn more, or are interested in volunteering to join us, then please email

The group will work closely with FPM’s staff, including Eleanor Kingwell-Banham and Ben Cottam.

Affiliates, Associates, Members and Fellows are eligible to apply.

This vacancy has expired.

Main responsibilities of a working group member

  • Attend monthly online meetings
  • Actively contribute to the work of the group as described in the terms of reference
  • Participate promptly in communications by email / telephone in between meetings as required
  • Undertake other activities as agreed
  • Act in compliance with the FPM’s Policies including its Code of Conduct and Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Act in compliance with FPM’s values
  • Bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making

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


This working group is comprised of several members of the FPM Membership Committee, with volunteers sought from other committees and the broader membership.

The method of appointment is open advertisement from the membership (all grades) of FPM. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an informal meeting to discuss the objectives of the working group before agreeing to take part.

Terms of Reference

Working group ToR – Careers

Time Commitment

It is anticipated that there will monthly 1.5 hour meetings from January to May 2022. Meetings after this date will be discussed following the April 2022 Membership Committee meeting.  There may be additional time commitments involved in supporting the work of the group in between meetings.

From May 2022 it is anticipated that there may be ad-hoc meetings whilst we complete and imbed any recommended projects and outputs.


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.


How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in the role to

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.