Home  »  Jobs  »  Lay Member for Assembly of RPS

 

 

 

 

The RPS is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy. Our mission is to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare. Our vision is to become the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

Since the Society was founded in 1841 we have championed the profession, and are internationally renowned as publishers of medicines information. We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines information, and support pharmacists in their education and development. People join RPS, partner with RPS, and follow our campaigns because we do everything we can to champion pharmacy.

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.

Meetings

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.

Please click here to view a full role outline

How to apply

For more information and an application form please email alison.douglas@rpharms.com

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.

 

LATEST SECTOR NEWS

/images/news images/ioh latest.jpg

IoH: Passion4Hospitality 2019

3/15/2019

/images/news images/cisi.png

CISI & CBI Welcome The FCA's New Directory Requirement

3/11/2019