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Recruiting Lay Trustees for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) wants its governance structure to be more open and responsive and is setting up a Shadow Trustee Board, which will become a formal Trustee Board subject to Privy Council approval.

The RCOphth is the only professional body for eye doctors, who are medically qualified and have undergone or are undergoing specialist training in the prevention, treatment and management of eye disease, including surgery. It has a membership of over 4,000 doctors in the UK and overseas and employs 30 staff.

We wish to appoint three Lay Trustees to oversee the financial and legal aspects of the RCOphth. We are particularly interested in people with strong business, strategy and economics skills who have gained experience in a variety of settings, including employment and voluntary work.  For more information on the College please read our Strategic Plan 2015 – 19.

Meetings will take place four times a year in our contemporary offices near Euston station. This is a voluntary post with reimbursement of travel expenses. The RCOphth is a registered charity.

Closing date 8 July 2016.  Applications to be submitted to jo.longden@rcophth.ac.uk

If you wish to discuss the role prior to application, please contact the Chief Executive, Kathy Evans at kathy.evans@rcophth.ac.uk

Interviews will take place on 22 July 2016 at Stephenson Way

First meeting of the new Trustee Board will take place on 7 October 2016    

Lay Trustees Job Description June2016

Lay Trustee Application Form June 2016