Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialist Advisory Committee Member

Posted on: Monday 20 February 2023

Closing: Wednesday 31 May 2023 23:59

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Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialist Advisory Committee Member

FPM is looking for new volunteer members to join the committee in a variety of roles, representing particular workstream areas of specialty training. The roles include:

  • Quality management
  • Curriculum
  • E-portfolio
  • Assessment and standards
  • Certification and trainees

Additionally, the role of Chair is currently vacant and we would be interested to receive expressions of interest in this role from new member applicants. A job description is available upon request.

This vacancy has expired.

Role context

Specialist Advisory Committees (SACs) are subcommittees of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board. The role of the SAC on Pharmaceutical Medicine is to contribute to the development of specialist training policy, as it affects the speciality, and to advise on the delivery of training to standards proposed by the JRCPTB (and approved by the GMC) in a number of key areas.

  • To write, monitor and update the specialty training curriculum (in line with GMC standards and with GMC sign-off) and taking account of developments in the specialty and the needs of patients, the service, trainees and trainers
  • To set the standards for medical training and assessment in the specialty
  • To participate in the CCT process by enrolling and supporting trainees, monitoring their progress, processing requests for Out of Programme Experience, including research and making recommendations to the GMC for the award of CCT/CESR
  • To contribute to the quality management of postgraduate training, liaising between Deaneries and Royal Colleges and facilitating the provision of external advice for training programmes
  • To provide an annual specialty report (ASR) to the GMC, including a summary of notable practice and key issues, based on examination results, external reports and specialty reports from Heads of School
  • To work closely with other organisations (Specialist Societies, Deaneries and Royal Colleges) in relation to training issues
  • To contribute to recruitment to the specialty (programme), using fair, transparent and consistent methods

Main Responsibilities

  • To attend SAC meetings
  • To contribute actively to the work of the SAC in the areas described above
  • To attend Annual Review of Competence Progression(ARCP)/Penultimate Year Assessments (PYA) on behalf of the SAC as when required by the Lead Postgraduate Dean
  • To undertake proactively other activities on behalf of the SAC
  • To attend induction/training days as and when required by FPM, JRCPTB or the Lead Postgraduate Dean

FPM’s values

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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


Members will be appointed in open competition from the Fellowship and Membership of FPM of Pharmaceutical Medicine. A role description and person specification is provided below. Shortlisting of applications will be by the Deanery Executive Group and invitations to join the committee will be issued by the SAC with representation from FPM, JRCPTB and the lay community.

Administrative Support

Each SAC is supported, through the central administrative office of JRCPTB, by a Committee Manager (CM) who administers the SAC and does all the day to day interaction with SAC members and deaneries. SAC Chairs should liaise closely with their CM, or other relevant JRCPTB personnel, on all aspects of the operation of the SAC. CMs are line managed by the Head of Committee Services to whom any difficulties should be addressed. The JRCPTB communicates using e-systems in the main including an extranet and also maintains a comprehensive e-portfolio database and website which SAC chairs may find helpful.


Information relating to SAC business must be kept confidential unless otherwise agreed by the SAC.


Financial Support

There is no central financial support for officers or members of SACs. Members are expected to negotiate appropriate leave of absence from their employing body. FPM will reimburse travel and subsistence costs arising from reasonable attendance at SAC events under the terms of FPM’s Expense Claim Policy.


Members normally serve for a period of three years. This can be extended if re-appointed. A maximum tenure of six years is recommended but may be exceeded in cases where demission of an individual (or individuals) might seriously impact any work of the committee that is in progress.

Time Commitment

It is anticipated that there will be three half-day meetings of the SAC each year. There will be additional time commitments involved in supporting the work of the SAC in between committee meetings but it is difficult to be prescriptive about the extent of this.

Person specification


  • Thorough knowledge of the current medical training environment, at both core and specialist levels
  • Completion of an appropriate Training the Trainers course
  • Knowledge of GMC principles and practices
  • Experience at a high level of administration/management of training, including current active involvement with the SAC
  • Current or recent experience as an Educational Supervisor or Senior Specialty Advisor

How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2023

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, or sexual orientation. FPM aspires to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committees, senior roles and staff in general.


If you have any questions about the role or application process, please email or contact Sam Baglioni, Head of Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine,