We can help each other grow: Volunteer with us for unique professional and personal opportunities.

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UKCPA only exists because of the hundreds of volunteer members who ensure that UKCPA fulfils its mission of improving patient care through excellent clinical pharmacy practice.

We are grateful and immensely proud of every single one of our volunteers. Applications are now open for the following volunteer roles and close at 6pm on 31 January 2022​:

BOARD OF DIRECTOR ROLES

Supporting information:

“Being a Director has been a humbling experience both personally and professionally. It has given me the opportunity to work with an inspiring group of pharmacists and the UKCPA team and input into the developments of the UKCPA over the past few years. From a personal perspective, I have thoroughly enjoyed my directorship and grown as an individual in confidence. I would encourage our members to consider applying for different UKCPA roles as a fantastically rewarding learning opportunity.” Ramandeep Kaur, UKCPA Director (Membership Committee)

“Being a UKCPA Director has given me an opportunity to enhance my leadership skills and strategic thinking. UKCPA is regularly contacted by national organisations for its clinical pharmacy perspective and therefore has allowed me to contribute to national stakeholder groups. I have also been able to experience and develop an understanding of the financial and legal responsibilities of corporate practice through the various ongoing projects, an opportunity that I would not have had in my day job. In addition, the opportunity and experiences have supported me in my personal development and confidence in making decisions that have impacted across the organisation and its members. I strongly recommend the role to those who are aspiring leaders and want to shape the future of our profession.” Pavitar Gandham, UKCPA Director (Membership Committee)

SPECIALIST COMMITTEE ROLES

Diabetes & Endocrinology Committee

Haemostasis & Thrombosis Committee

  • Secretary | Term: 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2024

Heart Failure Committee (sub-Committee of Cardiovascular Committee)

Medicines Safety & Quality Committee

Pain Committee

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Committee

Our current volunteers tell us that they have gained these benefits from volunteering with UKCPA:

  • Supporting the next generation of clinical pharmacists
  • Collaborating with others
  • Growing confidence in your versatility and existing abilities
  • Developing your communication, negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Developing your leadership, strategic planning and management experience
  • Being part of high level national and international projects and meetings
  • Getting involved in shaping national guidelines and profession-wide initiatives
  • Honing your project management and team working skills
  • Learning to constructively challenge ideas, negotiate, empathise and communicate
  • Developing your critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Applying for a role

  1. Review the role description for the vacancy you are interested in.
  2. If you would like to apply, please send us a brief CV and a short statement outlining your interest in the role and how your skills and experiences meet the needs of that role.
  3. Please send to Marie Matthews via email: marie.matthews@ukcpa.com by 6pm on 31 January 2022.

How does the application process work?

  • UKCPA office receives application by 31 January 2022.
  • Upon receiving each application, the UKCPA office will perform initial checks to ensure applicants are eligible for the post.
  • Upon the deadline for receipt of applications, the UKCPA office will send all relevant documents to the Chair of the relevant Committee.
  • The relevant Committee will meet no later than 22 February 2022 to review applications for role.
  • If applicable, the Committee will follow up references provided by applicants.
  • The Committee will make the final decision on the successful applicant by 15 March 2022.
  • The Chair of the relevant Committee, or a nominated deputy, will notify the successful applicant.
  • The UKCPA office will send the successful applicant all relevant documentation for reading and signing.

For more information
 
If you would like to talk to anyone informally about any of the opportunities above, please contact one of the following:

 
More information on all our Committees is available on our website.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.