Trainee Representative posts

We would like to hear from trainees interested in having an active role on the Trainees’ Advisory Committee.  The committee is made up of trainees representing all specialties, with representatives from all the College's regions. You will also be an active member of the specialty committee by participating in discussions and informing the committee of the views of the trainees in the specialty.

Why should I apply?

This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference, with a chance to collate opinions from other trainees about how your specialty is organised and share your thoughts with the College Officers.  It is also a chance for you to network with your peers, get involved with the College and support your professional development.

What roles are available?

  • Veterinary Pathology Trainee Representatives - We would like to hear enthusiastic Veterinary Pathology trainees who wish to represent the SAC on Veterinary Pathology and the Trainees' Advisory Committee. Two positions are available, one to cover Veterinary Anatomic Pathology and one to cover Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Both trainee representatives would be expected to share attendance at meetings to ensure that trainee issues are raised. Further details regarding these roles can be found here:

  • Toxicology Trainee Representative - We would like to hear from trainees wishing to represent the SAC on Toxicology and Trainees' Advisory Committee. The representative would be responsible for raising issues arising from a trainee perspective and feeding back to the Toxicology trainees.
  • Clinical Science Representative - A trainee is sought (to act as deputy) to attend the Trainees’ Advisory Committee and Clinical Science Committee. Between them, the representatives will also aim to provide trainee representation at the National School of Healthcare Scientists Life Sciences Themed Board, with one member attending the TAC meetings at a time. Your role would be to represent the views of your colleagues and ensuring you put in place robust processes for your colleagues to feedback and to communicate with the School. The board meets three times a year in Birmingham (travel and expenses are covered by the NSHS), in addition to the TAC meetings.

What's the Commitment?

To take part, you will need to attend the Trainees' Advisory Committee twice a year (providing an update report on the meetings attended on behalf your SAC), and the Specialty Advisory Committee meeting (usually twice a year) to give the trainees' perspective. 

How do I apply? 

Please submit a short statement detailing your suitability for the role to:

Clare Young, Governance and Committee Services Officer on  

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 28 September 2018.