Extended: Applications Open for FPM Trainee Representative

Published: 12/01/2023

Applications for a new FPM trainee representative are being accepted. 

Those eligible to stand are trainee members in good standing with the Faculty and registered with the Faculty as a trainee, who are in an SIA post in pain/advance training post with at least 6 months of training still to complete upon taking up the position of Trainee Representative.

The maximum length of service is two years, starting March 2023. 

Application Process
If you would like to stand as a candidate for this vacancy, please complete and return the Statement of Applicant form and a short CV to contact@fpm.ac.uk by 5PM Thursday 23rd February 2023.  All applications will be anonymised before being submitted to the panel for review. 

The Faculty Board and Committees
The Faculty’s functions are managed by the Board (BFPM), with further committees, sub-committees, working parties and advisory groups.  The current Faculty committees and groups involving input from the FPM Trainee Representative are:

Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine

  • Friday 10th March 2023 (in person)
  • Friday 10th May 2023 (remote)
  • Friday 15th September 2023 (in person)
  • Friday 8th December 2023 (remote)

Faculty of Pain Medicine Training & Assessment Committee

  • Friday 28th April 2023 (in person)
  • Friday 7th July 2023 (remote)
  • Friday 6th October 2023 (in person)


Duties of the Trainee Representatives
The principal duty of the Trainee Representatives is to represent the views of Pain Medicine trainees during Board, committee, working group and other meetings as appropriate.  The Trainee Representatives must ensure that the Dean and committee/group Chairs are current in all aspects of their role in matters that come within the respective group’s terms of reference.  

Duties include:

  • To act as main organiser for the Annual Trainee Day (2023 date TBC)
  • Produce research or written documents from time-to-time including contributions to the FPM newsletter (Transmitter), FPM trainee newsletter, and the Faculty website
  • To manage the Trainee WhatsApp group and ensure all updates from the Faculty are circulated to trainees
  • To liaise with trainees to develop catalogue of career stories on FPM website
  • Maintaining two-way communications with all Pain Medicine trainees in order to update them on Faculty developments and to keep the Faculty abreast of information and concerns relevant to its work
  • Attending all meetings of their assigned boards, committees or working groups
  • Involvement in Faculty projects that may arise from time-to-time

If you have any questions about the role please email Emmy Kato-Clarke contact@fpm.ac.uk