The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges speaks on standards of care and medical education across the UK.  By bringing together the expertise of the medical Royal Colleges and Faculties it drives improvement in health and patient care through education, training and quality standards.

The Board of Trustees provides governance of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and meets four times a year, in London.
We are seeking two new independent Trustees to join the Board which comprises a Chair, another Independent Trustee, two Academy members elected by the Council, the Chair of the Council and the Honorary Treasurer. The new board members fill a current and an imminent vacancy.

There are two different Trustee roles for which we are seeking applications:

1. General Trustee

For this role, previous experience as a Trustee would be essential, as would meeting the person specification set out on page 8 of this information pack.

2. Trustee with an additional role of chairing the new audit and risk committee
(established with an interim chair in 2016).

The same person specification would apply, but in addition to previous experience as a Trustee, confidence, experience and competence in the realm of finance/financial monitoring, and audit and risk governance, would be essential.

The information pack provides further details appropriate to these roles, together with background details of the organisation. The closing date is 17 October 2016.  Interviews will take place on 7 November 2016.

If you would like to discuss the role(s) in more detail, or to arrange a time for an informal discussion with the Academy Chief Executive, Alastair Henderson or Chair of Trustees, Charles Winstanley, please email


Trustee Application Form (click to download)

Academy Trustee Information Pack  (click to download)