About the role
Job Title: Lay Member for Assembly of RPS
Remuneration: The lay member will be entitled to claim a day rate for attendance at Assembly and other governance Committee meetings and the Society will reimburse travel expenses submitted in accordance with its Travel and Expenses Policy.
The Society is governed by an Assembly of 14 members. The Assembly is responsible for setting our strategic direction - including the kind of organisation we want to be, and how we can better support our members. The Assembly is also responsible for the financial management and organisational governance of the Society.
Lay Member Role
The Lay member of the Assembly cannot be a pharmacist or member of the RPS but should be committed to the role of Pharmacists and Pharmacy in improving the health of the nation. They should view issues brought to the Assembly from a patient’s and member of the public’s perspective and should hold members of the Assembly to account for their decisions/actions from this perspective.
Appointments are made for two years with the second year to be served by confirmation of the Assembly at the July meeting in the year after appointment.
There are normally three formal Assembly meetings (March, July and November) with a working day preceding each meeting., three Audit & Risk Committee meetings (March, June, October) and two Remuneration Committee meetings (April, September) per year which the Lay member is required to attend. The Lay member may also be asked to sit on ad-hoc working groups of the Assembly.
The Lay member will be entitled to claim a day rate for attendance at Assembly and other governance Committee meetings and the Society will reimburse travel expenses submitted in accordance with its Travel and Expenses Policy.
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How to apply
For more information and an application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Friday 19 April, with interviews being held during May/June if necessary. The appointment will then be made by the Assembly and the new member will take up office at the Assembly working day held on 16th July.