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Finance and Investment Committee - lay member vacancy



The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is the leading professional membership body for clinical radiologists and clinical oncologists. The RCR is a registered charity which educates and supports doctors throughout their career. With over 16,000 members in the UK and internationally, we’re contributing to the advancement of each new generation of doctors and helping to improve patients’ lives. 

We require broad business and financial skills and experience on our finance and investment committee to help deliver our strategic goals, which ultimately will lead to improving imaging and cancer care services for all. If you are passionate about helping us meet our ambitious goals in an environment that is dynamic and fast paced, which celebrates differences and values diversity then we encourage you to consider applying to be a member of our finance and investment committee.  

Purpose of the role

  1. To provide independent experience and professional advice to the functions performed by the Finance and Investment Committee, with a particular focus on cybersecurity.
  2. To provide constructive challenge and undertake the role of a “critical friend” in respect of RCR’s business and resource activities.
  3. To provide specific input to areas of the College’s activities, plans or projects as required or invited from time to time

Person specification

  • Proven expertise and experience in relation to managing organisational and strategic risk in cybersecurity
  • Some financial planning and financial governance experience. 
  • A broad understanding of how membership bodies work as well as the requirements of a registered Charity. 
  • Possess, or be willing to gain, a broad knowledge and understanding of the healthcare landscape and the current issues affecting it 
  • Ability to constructively challenge: providing appropriate scrutiny and proactively proposing improvements, coupled with a supportive and collaborative approach.
  • Ability to work collegiately and effectively as a member of a diverse team whilst maintaining an independent perspective. 
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively. 
  • A strong personal commitment to equality and diversity.  
  • Ability to commit sufficient time to the role. 

Time commitment

The term of office is three years. 

Up to five two-hour meetings require attendance per year, plus time to consider papers. 

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 23:59 7 July 2024.
Please submit a CV and a covering letter of no more than a page and half, together with a  completed Diversity Monitoring Form.

It is important that your covering letter includes a clear statement in support of your  application.

The application process is the first chance we have to assess your suitability for the role you are applying for, and as such, we ask that your application is written by you, and that you do not use AI tools such as ChatGPT to create your application. Where we suspect AI tools have been used to create your application you unfortunately won’t be shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process. We hope that you respect this request in line with our value of integrity.

Applications should be emailed to [email protected]
If you have not heard further from the RCR within a four weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews on the 19 July 2024.

If you consider yourself to have a disability and require a hard copy pack or a different  format, for example large print, please contact the HR team at [email protected].