The Faculty Board is the governing body of the entire Clinical Oncology Faculty. It manages the affairs of the Faculty and determines the overall strategy of the Faculty within the policy framework set by Council, complementing the role and functions of the Professional Support and Standards Board and the Specialty Training Board.
Eligibility and term of office
There are eight elected members of the Faculty Board who must be Fellows in good standing on the roll of the Faculty, resident in the UK and in active clinical practice at the time of their nomination. Elected members take up office at the conclusion of the AGM following their election and serve for a term of three College years.
Role and Responsibilities
Elected members are expected to contribute to discussions and make decisions for Faculty.
Elected members are also expected to take part in other activities associated with their role as Faculty Board members. These may include:
- Membership or chairing of working parties that are established by, and report to, the Faculty Board
- Attending external meetings for the Board either as single events or as members of groups or committees to represent the views of the Faculty and to report back to the Board or an Officer as agreed
- Contributing to writing Faculty or College policy or other documents
- Contributing to responses to consultation documents either within their own area of specialty or on broader issues where the Faculty is invited to offer its views
- Promoting awareness of Faculty and College activities.
The main responsibilities of an elected Faculty Board member are to attend all Board meetings, to read papers in advance and to contribute to discussion on issues. Thus for each Board meeting, of which there are three annually, the time commitment would be about three to four hours plus travelling time and the time needed for reading and preparation.
Where individual elected members have specific expertise and interests, they will have an opportunity to get involved in that activity at College level. They will have an opportunity to discuss their specific involvement with the Dean and to agree the precise portfolio of meetings after their appointment. Where this involves participation in a specific sub-committee, for example, the time commitment might be about four hours plus traveling time.
In addition to this, elected members may expect to be asked to sit on working parties, attend external meetings and to contribute to responses to consultation documents. The time commitment for these activities will vary according to the nature of the work.