The RCR is looking for clinical radiologists with experience in and enthusiasm for professional learning and development to join the RCR Learning Clinical Radiology Committee in several roles:
- Medical Education Lead - Role Description
- Clinical Advisory Lead (one of two on the Committee) - Role Description
- Exam Preparation Lead - Role Description
- Leadership Lead - Role Description
We are seeking candidates who want to work proactively with Subject Matter Experts and staff to develop and deliver learning activities for clinical radiologists throughout their career, wherever they practice.
Committee roles are voluntary, with reasonable travel and subsistence expenses paid, in accordance with the RCR’s policy. While the RCR is based in London WC2A, and in person events take place across the UK and occasionally outside of the UK, most operational meetings are held remotely via MS Teams. We welcome applicants based outside of the UK.
Closing date for applications: Monday 19 June 2023, 09:00 BST
Successful candidates will be notified no later than: Friday 30 June 2023
- Contribute to your College and faculty’s professional development offering and help support training and retention for our specialism.
- Collaborate with and learn from members, Fellows and partners based around the globe as the RCR develops its educational offering.
- Earn CPD credits for the development and delivery of learning activities (in line with the RCR’s CPD Scheme)
- Lead and participate in certain CPD learning opportunities free of charge, with expenses paid (in line with the RCR’s policy)
“Joining the Committee means being part a group of clinicians who are passionate about education and learning in our field, and who recognise the power of collaboration in developing and growing engagement with the RCR’s high quality offer.”
Professor Rowena Johnson
What do these roles do?
Each of these roles plays a vital part in developing and delivering the RCR Learning offer of high-quality educational and learning activities (events, courses, and digital resources), delivered face to face, online and in hybrid settings, as part of a strategic annual programme. In addition to the workstream they lead or co-lead, all Committee members will be proactive in working with the Chair and staff to:
- Decide what’s included in the RCR Learning CR offer: products to iterate and replicate; new products to develop and test; products to retire.
- Identify and collaborate with subject matter experts and organisations (e.g., industry, Special Interest Groups, medical charities, other Royal Colleges, and international equivalents) with aligned goals, who will contribute to and deliver RCR Learning products.
- Collaborate within the Committee to develop and implement strategic initiatives, with support from RCR Learning staff and partners.
- Work with their corresponding lead(s) on the RCR Learning Committee for Clinical Oncology on any cross-faculty projects.
What’s the commitment?
Each role requires a time commitment of approximately 4 to 6 hours a month to attend meetings, liaise with colleagues and plan workstreams – further information can be found in the role descriptions. Workstreams are usually quieter in August and December. Each committee member is expected to attend the annual committee meeting which may be held in the RCR’s offices (London, WC2A) or virtually. This year’s meeting date is still TBC but is highly likely to take place virtually week commencing 3rd July 2023.
Appointed members will normally serve for a maximum term of three years, plus one additional year for those involved in an ongoing significant project.
The Committee share between them responsibility for driving forward dedicated workstreams, overseen by the Chair, and receive support from the RCR Learning staff team. Staff provide expertise in areas such as learning design, event operations, sponsorship, marketing, and evaluation for iterative improvements.
How to apply
- In advance of applying please read the Terms of Reference of the RCR Learning Committee for Clinical Radiology and the role description for the relevant role. Applicants should be aware that limited changes to the Committee Terms of Reference are due to be discussed at Faculty Board in summer 2023
- Appointments will be made via a ranking process, in line with the RCR’s Appointments to Boards, Committees and Lead Roles process. Scoring Group: Professor Rowena Johnson (Committee Chair), Dr Stephen Harden (RCR Vice President, Clinical Radiology), Charlotte Bayley (Head of Business Development: RCR Learning)
- If you wish to find out more about the roles in advance of application, please contact the Head of RCR Learning firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send the following to Professor Rowena Johnson, Chair of the RCR Learning Clinical Radiology Committee c/o Laura_Crick@rcr.ac.uk no later than Monday 19 June 2023 09:00 BST with subject line ‘CR Learning Committee Application’:
- Your CV
- A covering letter of no more than 500 words outlining: 1) which role(s) you are interested in and why, 2) how you meet the requirements of the role as expressed in the essential and desirable experience and skills listed in the role description, 3) declaration of any conflicts of interest.
- Successful applicants will need to make such arrangements as are necessary to free time for committee business from their clinical, managerial, academic or other voluntary work. Staff can be flexible during working hours (generally Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm GMT/BST) in order to accommodate the post holder’s commitments. Many RCR meetings are typically held on Thursdays and/or Fridays.
- Members will be expected to abide by the General Data Protection Regulation and the RCR’s data protection and data security policies as in force from time to time.
- Members will from time to time be provided with documents at various stages of development prior to their formal approval and publication, which are to be kept confidential. Members will not disclose any confidential information to an outside person or organisation.
- Members may not speak for or on behalf of the RCR unless authorised in advance to do so. The RCR will hold the intellectual property and copyright of any documents or publications produced by the individual in their capacity as member of the RCR Learning Committee for Clinical Radiology. Members will be required to assign these rights to the RCR.