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.

Trading as the Association of Anaesthetists are two legal entities: the AAGBI and its sister charitable organisation, the AAGBI Foundation, each with its own board of trustees/directors. The Finance, Audit and Investment Committee reports to both Boards and has responsibility for oversight of the consolidated financial position and for financial accounting for each of the two entities.

Current membership of the committee includes two lay members, one of whom is finishing his term of office in September after three years in the role. The committee is now recruiting to fill that vacancy.

About the role

Job Title: Lay Member of Finance, Audit and Investment Committee
This position is unremunerated except for expenses

About the Association

The Association’s aims are to enhance patient safety, education and research in anaesthesia. Anaesthetists (including intensive care and pain specialists) are involved in over 60% of episodes of in-patient care in the NHS. It provides membership and education services, research funding, clinical guidelines, professional support (such as wellbeing a mentoring) and international work in low resource countries. It also publishes one of the world's leading anaesthetic journals and maintains a renowned museum.

A new long-term strategy has been published, and the organisation is going through strategic change including digitalisation and re-branding. Income generation and monetisation are strategic priorities for future sustainability and to finance future aspirations. This calls for development of a longer term finance strategy, which is a new workstream for the Finance Committee.

For further information on the Association and the AAGBI Foundation see AAGBI Statutory Report and Accounts.
About the role of lay member

The Association recognises the contribution of lay members to its governance and across our different workstreams, and has recruited lay members with specialist skills and knowledge onto its committees and Board in recent years.

This is a voluntary role (unremunerated except for expenses) and offers an opportunity to contribute to the strategic development and financial strategy of a leading medical organisation dedicated to promoting patient safety and quality of care in this country and worldwide. For more information please see the AAGBI lay member policy attached.

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How to apply

To apply for this role please submit a CV and cover letter to the executive director Karin Pappenheim. Please send your letter and CV to [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 8 June 2018
Interview Date: 
Initial interviews will be arranged for 22 June with the successful candidate (s) invited for a second interview on 28 June 2018. All candidates are asked to confirm availability on these dates when applying.

For more information and informal discussion please contact Karin Pappenheim, Executive Director by e-mail to: [email protected]