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Nominations being sought for Trustees to join the RSM Council

Nominations are now being sought for three Elected Council Members to take up post on the RSM Council for a period of three years from 1 October 2021.

The Society has a track record of delivering medical education for over 200 years and is uniquely placed to deliver its mission of supporting education and innovation across different branches of medicine and across healthcare professions. We are keen to attract individuals who can contribute to the RSM delivering on that mission.

Anyone who is an RSM member can apply for the positions following the criteria below. To comply with our Regulations, successful candidates will comprise at least one Trainee and at least two Regional Fellows.

The role of Council Members

Council is the governing body of the Society and Council Members are collectively responsible for the strategic direction, financial health, the probity of activities and for developing the aims, objectives and goals of the Society in accordance with our Royal Charter and legal and regulatory guidelines. It comprises a maximum of ten elected and three appointed Council members. The President chairs Council and together with the other Council Members, acts as Charity Trustees and have the responsibilities set out in the Charities Act 2011.

Council meets a minimum of four times a year and in 2021/22 is currently scheduled to meet at 2pm on 2 November 2021, 1 February 2022, 3 May 2022 and 26 July 2022. There may be other ad hoc meetings as required.

Council Members are also expected to sit on at least two Committees of Council and such other working groups as may be necessary. In particular we anticipate requiring new Trustees for the Audit and Risk Committee, Finance and Investment Committee and Business Development Committee. All meetings will be held at 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE or by videoconference.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role with Roger Kirby, RSM President, or Michele Acton, Chief Executive, please contact Joanna Rose, Charity Secretary at

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Nomination process

All nominees must be Fellows of the Society and each nominee will require a proposer and two seconders who can be Fellows or Associate Members of the Society.

All nominations must be submitted on the application form below. Completed forms, which should not exceed three A4 pages, may be sent in electronic format and must contain all required signatures.

We recognise that it can sometimes be difficult to obtain signatures from colleagues, therefore we can accept e-signatures, or signatures on a separate completed form. Please note that emails supporting colleagues are NOT acceptable and any applications without signatures will not be accepted.

If an election is necessary, electronic and postal ballots will be sent out in early May 2021. Those members without an email address will be sent papers by post. The result of the election will be announced in July 2021.

Completed forms should be emailed to by 12 noon, Wednesday 24 March 2021.

Please note the closing date has now passed - no further applications will be accepted. Further information will be made available in due course.

Download the application form

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Read the letter of invitation from Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President 

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