Symposium 2023 Working Group

Posted on: Monday 17 October 2022

Closing: Monday 28 November 2022 17:00

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Seeking members for the Symposium 2023 working group

This is a call for volunteers to join our Working Group which will oversee the selection of the topic, the programme and speakers for the annual Symposium event to be held on 9 November 2023 at the British Library in London.

The Symposium is FPM’s flagship event, consistently achieving very high user satisfaction, attracting big-name speakers and has won numerous industry awards. Therefore, getting the right topics and speakers for this event is important. We need our members’ input to ensure this event is relevant and attractive to our membership and wider stakeholders.

Principal responsibilities and outputs

The principal responsibilities of the Working Group will be to:

  • Agree overall topic(s), themes and title for the Symposium
  • Work with the Events and Membership Manager to agree the event format, the programme and to secure speakers
  • Support the Events and Membership Manager in writing promotional content for the website and advertisement

This vacancy has expired.

Main responsibilities of a working group member

  • Attend online meetings and actively contribute to the work of the group
  • Participate promptly in communications via OneDrive, email or 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 Policy and Communications Group, with volunteers sought from other committees and the broader membership.

The method of appointment is open advertisement with members of FPM (Affiliate, Associate, Member, Fellow, Honorary) eligible to apply. 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 terms of reference.

Time Commitment

The Working Group will meet at monthly beginning in late Nov/early Dec 2022, with meetings held online unless otherwise agreed by Working Group members. Working Group members will also provide additional input on specific matters between meetings as required, such as contacting potential speakers. The duration of the working group is 4-5 months.


Information relating to group business must be kept confidential unless otherwise agreed by FPM.

How to apply

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in the role to If you have any questions, please contact Ben Cottam, Head of Policy and Communications, on or call +44 (0)20 3696 9034.

Deadline for applications: 17:00, 15 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.