Membership Committee Members

Posted on: Monday 10 May 2021

Closing: Monday 7 June 2021 17:00

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Seeking members for FPM’s new Membership Committee

FPM’s Board of Trustees have approved the formation of a new committee focusing exclusively on our membership.  This committee has a challenging remit and will focus on growing our membership, extending and improving the benefits and services we provide, and reviewing the types of membership we offer along with their associated entitlements and privileges.

Committee terms of reference

  • Consider and approve applications for Membership, Associateship and Affiliateship of the FPM on behalf of the Board of Trustees
  • Support the professional welfare of FPM members
  • Oversee the development of member networks and member networking events
  • Oversee the guidance and support provided to doctors considering a career in pharmaceutical medicine
  • Consider potential strategies and opportunities for increasing membership
  • Consider the need for new membership categories as well as re-evaluating the entitlements and privileges of current membership categories, and when required, make proposals to the Board regarding the rules governing membership
  • Report annually to the Board of Trustees on the activities of the Committee and bring to the Board’s attention matters requiring the Board’s approval

This committee is chaired by the Registrar and will work closely with FPM’s Head of Membership and Operations and the Membership and Events Manager.

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 the future of membership at FPM.

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 which will be chaired by the Registrar.


Committee members normally serve for a period of three years. This can be extended to a maximum of six years if re-appointed. Committee 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 four two-hour meetings per year, two in-person and two by video conferencing.  There will be additional time commitments involved in supporting the work of the Committee in between committee meetings but it is difficult to be prescriptive about the extent of this.


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: 17:00, 7 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 or contact our Head of Membership at or +44 (0) 20 3696 9030.