The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), founded in 1932, is the national professional organisation for nearly 11,000 members, representing the largest medical specialty in the NHS. The AAGBI’s aims are to enhance patient safety, education and research in anaesthesia
The AAGBI’s charitable arm, the AAGBI Foundation, is seeking to recruit a lay member to join its Safety Committee, which reports to the Foundation Board.


About the role

Job Title: Lay Members for Safety Committee
Location: UK
Fee: Unremunerated except for expenses

This is a voluntary role (unremunerated except for expenses) and offers an opportunity to contribute to the strategic development of , a leading medical organisation dedicated to promoting patient safety and quality of care in this country and worldwide. Safety is at the heart of the organisation’s activities. The Safety Committee plays a vital role in advising the Foundation board, responding to safety issues as they arise.

We seek a lay member with a strong interest in patient safety and a relevant background in safety.

The lay member will be a co-opted member of the committee and involved in all aspects of the Safety Committee’s work

The lay member could be an individual with a background in one or more of the following areas: patient safety issues, safety (possibly from another sector), multi disciplinary working in a related field, such as medical or social science research, , the pharmaceutical industry and equipment manufacturer.

The lay member will have the ability to contribute ideas and constructive challenge at a time of modernisation and development

Their personal characteristics we seek may include:

  • Objectivity with an ability to act as a critical friend
  • Experience of committee work
  • Be available for three Safety Committee meetings a year (usually in London)
  • Be a good communicator who is able to contribute views effectively in a multi-disciplinary, professional setting
  • Be IT literate to allow some work to be carried out by email or via web-based links
  • Committed to diversity and equality and supportive of the AAGBI diversity policy

Please click here to download a complete role description

How to apply

Expressions of interest are invited via a letter and CV to the Executive Director, Karin Pappenheim. Your application should address the role description and person specification. Please send your letter and CV to Karin Pappenheim at [email protected].

Closing Date: Monday 18 December
Interview Date: Wednesday 17 January