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Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care

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Join the ACPRC Committee!

Would you like to become part of our team? Are you passionate about sharing knowledge and skills, connecting people, research and best practice, and leadership and innovation? Apply to join the ACPRC committee! It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved with our profession at a National and International level

The following posts are available for nominations to complete a 3 year term, 2018-2021. Nomination extended until November 3rd!!!!!!

 

Treasurer

This role underpins the committee and supports and directs the committee with reference to financial commitments.The individual in this post should act as gatekeeper to support the ACPRC to make measured decisions about financial commitments. The treasurer is also expected to support the secretariat with queries relating to and management of membership. Specifically, this person will be required to manage the ACPRC financial accounts; pay all invoices and expenses; and ensure accounts are audited annually and prepared for the AGM.

Education Champion

This person will organise the ACPRC conference, support the champions in organising regular short courses in each specialist area, and work to broaden the role of ACPRC in respiratory physiotherapy education. Specifically, this person is responsible for leading design of conference and short course agendas; sourcing appropriate speakers, venues and commercial sponsors; collating feedback from events and adapting future events accordingly; and working closely with champions and the wider committee to ensure that courses delivered by the ACPRC are relevant, accessible and of consistently high standard.


Paediatric Champion

This person will champion excellence in paediatric respiratory care. They will lead, inspire and empower all of the respiratory paediatric sub-specialities. Specifically, they will work to improve care, share knowledge and skills; and support all ACPRC members working with paediatric respiratory patients. All speciality champions are expected to organise one or more short courses each year, and contribute regularly to the newsletter, blog and social media output.

Journal Editor x 2

The Journal Editors' main responsibility is to secure and coordinate regular content for the journal. This involves receiving a number of varied contributions from different sources and coordinating the review of content. Both of the journal editor posts will be vacant from January 2018, so the current editors will support the two new committee members for the first year.

If you have reviewed journal articles and/or are involved in undergraduate or postgraduate education, then you have the skills to become a journal editor. If you want to know more about the role, please email journaleditor@acprc.org.uk and we are more than happy to chat through things with you. This is a really interesting role as you will be at the forefront of dissemination of physiotherapy respiratory research in the UK. You will have the opportunity to further develop the journal, which could be by increasing the number of journals published per year. There is also the opportunity to work alongside the research champion in promoting the process of research and translating this into publication. The role of the journal editor will offer you the opportunity to develop and enhance your leadership skills at a national level.

To put yourself forward for one of these posts please complete the nomination form and send to Lizzie Grillo via chair@acprc.org.uk, or Ian Culligan via vicechair@acprc.org.uk. If you have any questions about standing/the committee, please get in touch.


The closing date for nominations is 31st October 2017. This will be followed by 2 weeks of online voting. So, if you do stand, Tweet/e-mail all your ACPRC-member colleagues and ask them to vote for you! An e-mail will be sent to all members to inform them when voting opens.

Article Published - 23/10/2017