The Association of Anaesthetists represent the life-changing, life-saving profession of anaesthesia – by supporting, informing and inspiring a worldwide community of over 10,000 members. They are now looking to recruit a non-executive independent specialist member of the Environment & Sustainability Committee

About the role

Independent Specialist at the Association of Anaesthetists

The Association recognises the contribution of independent specialists to its governance and across our different workstreams, and has recruited lay members with specialist skills and knowledge onto its committees and Board in recent years.

This is a voluntary role (unremunerated except for expenses) and offers an opportunity to contribute to the strategic development and environmental and sustainability strategy of a leading medical organisation dedicated to promoting patient safety and quality of care in this country and worldwide.

Purpose of the role

Independent specialists bring professional expertise, judgment and balance which may not be available among the elected Directors and Trustees. Their principal assets will be their independence, different perspectives, detachment and the provision of an external view. It is envisaged that the new independent specialist will add value not only to the Environment and Sustainability Committee’s work but in the organisation as a whole e.g. by providing a sounding board for senior managers. There may be opportunities to become involved more widely, depending on the lay member’s individual preferences and time.

Responsible to: Chair of the Environment & Sustainability Committee

Key relationships:

  • Chair of the Environment & Sustainability Committee
  • All Officers and committee members
  • Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management
  • Other staff as required

In addition, independent specialists may, from time to time, interact with external organisations as a representative of the Association.

Person specification

Independent specialists bring professional expertise, judgment and balance which may not be available among the elected Directors and Trustees. Their principal assets will be their independence, different perspectives, detachment and the provision of an external view. It is envisaged that the new independent specialist will add value not only to the Environment and Sustainability Committee’s work but in the organisation as a whole e.g. by providing a sounding board for senior managers. There may be opportunities to become involved more widely, depending on the lay member’s individual preferences and time.

This is a voluntary role (unremunerated except for expenses) and offers an opportunity to contribute to the strategic development, funding decisions and governance of the research and grant aims of a leading medical organisation dedicated to promoting patient safety and quality of care in this country and worldwide. The independent specialist will be a co-opted member of the Environment and Sustainability Committee. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be paid in line with the Association’s expenses policy.

Please click here to download a complete candidate information pack

How to apply

Expressions of interest are invited via a letter and CV to Ms Karin Pappenheim, Chief Executive Officer at secretariat@anaesthetists.org

For more information and informal discussion

Contact Karin Pappenheim, Chief Executive Officer for informal discussions and more information by email: secretariat@anaesthetists.org

Deadline for applications: 9:00 on 31 January 2020

Interviews: 5 March 2020

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