Elected members of the Faculty Boards

Shape policy and access leading thinking which can influence how you work in your clinical life.   

If you are interested in the work of the Faculty from a broad policy perspective, this could be the role for you.

What’s involved?

The Faculty Board determines policy for the Faculty and specialty across the whole range of RCR activities. The Board approves an Annual Plan setting out the priorities required to fulfil the College’s Strategy and commissions work programmes and projects through other boards and committees of the Faculty.

The terms of reference of the Clinical Oncology Faculty Board and Clinical Radiology Faculty Board set this out in more detail.

Who’s eligible to stand?

This is an elected position lasting three years. To put your name forward, you need to be:

  • a Fellow of the RCR (no minimum period as a Fellow is required)
  • resident in the United Kingdom
  • on the roll of the Faculty
  • in active clinical practice, with a current licence to practise with the GMC
  • able to free the time needed from your clinical practice to undertake the work.

You will need to have the support of two other Fellows in your Faculty as your nominators. Find out more about standing for election

What’s the commitment?

This is a three-year role and the main responsibilities are to participate in three Faculty Board meetings each year, each lasting between two and three hours. The RCR has adapted to remote meetings this year, and these are likely to continue going forward. We intend to hold one face-to-face meeting, per year, where possible.

You will need to allow time to read papers in advance and potentially resolve issues between meetings.  There may also be the opportunity to get involved in short-term working parties or other committees looking at specific issues that arise from the work of the Board.

The term of office for 2021–24 starts on 1 September 2021.


All board and committee members are bound by the Code of Conduct and are expected to demonstrate adherence to the College values. All board and committee members will be required to declare any conflicts at the beginning of every meeting in accordance with the conflicts of interest policy.

If you have any questions about the process for the Faculty elections 2021, please contact