This vacancy has now closed

Lay Advisors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • across the UK and potentially further afield
  • Closing 24th June 2022

  • Advertised from 19th May 2022


The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is a professional membership organisation, founded in 1681 under a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of medicine. We support a diverse range of doctors across the world with over 14,000 Fellows and Members.

We are now seeking to appoint up to 4 new members of the Lay Advisory Committee from across the UK and potentially further afield. The Lay Advisory Committee is a high-level group of non-medically qualified individuals who advise and guide the work of the College.

In this round of recruitment we particularly seek people who can use their experience in sustainability, climate change, housing and other factors to inform a developing debate about inequalities in health care.

The Committee meets routinely a few times a year in the late afternoon with sub groups meeting as the workload dictates. Video linking and telephone conferencing are available for those unable to travel to Edinburgh.

The term of office is 3 years. Membership of the committee does not attract payment but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Application notes

More information and application forms are available at:

Applications close at 9am on Friday 24 June 2022.

We value and promote diversity. We appoint on merit and are committed to opportunity for all.