Applications now open to join PCRS Committees
PCRS committees are at the heart of the work we do here at PCRS to support our members, influence the national picture and improve patient outcomes. They are the driving force behind our educational resources, clinical guidance, advocacy, campaigns, events, and annual conference. By being a part of these committees, you can help to grow, change and ensure PCRS remains as impactful as ever.
5 great reasons to join a PCRS Committee
- Because you love your job! We know our committee members are passionate about what they do and want to help others in the profession get as much out of their work as they do.
- Because you will learn new and improve existing skillsets such as chairing, coaching, facilitating as well as getting insights into event management, project management, information production, communications, and charity governance.
- Because it will look great your CV! PCRS is a highly respected specialist, learned Society and contributing towards our work will help to mark you out from the crowd.
- Because you’ll have free access to the PCRS Conference (usually delegate fees are around £195) which in 2022 will be FACE TO FACE!
- Because it’s fun ... our committees are warm, welcoming and friendly. Many members become friends as well as colleagues, we meet up at conference and (pandemics excepting) face to face at least once a year as well as online for committee meetings.
There are loads more reasons too. If you’d like to speak to a serving member of any of our committees to find out more about the role and why you should get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we're looking for
We want our committees to reflect the workforce and our membership. Therefore, we warmly invite all professions and clinical disciplines, all genders, ages, experience, and backgrounds to apply. Please note you must be a member of PCRS to apply to be on our committees.
We currently have vacancies on the following Committees:
- Education Committee – our education committee advises on, contributes to and oversees the wide range of educational resources available to our members and wider generalist audience. If you are passionate about supporting clinicians through education, then please consider applying to this committee.
- Service Development Committee – our service development committee drives improved practice and system change at population level. If you’re involved in service development, commissioning or excited about improving respiratory care through integration and system change – this might be the committee for you.
- Policy Forum – this strategic committee develops PCRS position on respiratory policy, feeding into national and regional stakeholder groups, informing and influencing national priorities, standards and objectives. If you’re interested in lobbying, advocacy and achieving change through improving best practice at the highest levels then please consider applying for this committee.
- Respiratory Leadership Programme Board – this hands on committee is the driving force behind our popular respiratory leadership programme. Members of the respiratory leadership programme board, help to develop and implement elements of the programme giving participants the knowledge and skills to become confident and successful leaders within their respiratory profession.
How to apply
If you are a member of PCRS and would like to apply, please log in and complete the committee application form and submit with your CV or covering letter, by midnight on Sunday 31st October 2021.
Interviews for all the committee vacancies will take place between Monday 8th & Friday 26th November 2021. Appointments start from 1st January 2022.
How much time do I need to give?
- Education Committee – meets 3 times per year, usually in March, June and October. Meetings take place during the day usually between 9.30a.m and 3p.m. Meetings are currently via conference call. Meeting dates for 2022 are as follows: Thursday 17 March, June & October to be confirmed.
- Service Development committee - meets 3 times per year, in March, June and October. Meetings take place during the day usually between 9.30a.m and 3p.m. Meetings are currently via conference call. Meeting dates for 2022 are as follows: Monday 21 March 2022, June & October to be confirmed.
- Policy Forum - meets every two – three months. All meetings are via conference call and in the evening usually between 7 and 8.30p.m Meeting dates for 2022 will be confirmed in due course.
- Respiratory Leaders Programme Board - meets every two – three months. All meetings are via conference call and in the evening. Meeting dates for 2022 will be confirmed in due course.
Whilst we hope that all of our committee members can attend all meetings, we understand that clinical or personal pressures can mean that sometimes attendance is just not possible. We work with our committee members to try and ensure meeting dates are set as far in advance as possible and are mutually convenient to all.
There are opportunities between meetings to get involved with campaigns, representation or other PCRS activity as part of committee work. PCRS committee members often have the opportunity to represent PCRS on various national boards and groups. Currently we have representation on NHSE Long Term Plan Respiratory Board, the Taskforce for Lung Health and UK Lung Cancer Coalition amongst others.
For more information on the standard terms of reference for all committees and information on expenses and reimbursement for loss of earnings for attending committees, please see our Standard Clauses for all Committees.
We look forward to receiving your application soon.