Early careers board observer vacancies

News Published: 
4 August 2017


Have you passed the MJDF in the last 3 years? Do you want to help influence the future of early career GDPs? Are you interested in making a positive contribution to the FGDP(UK) and its members? Would you like to gain valuable experience on the Board of a national charity? Then why not provide your views on early careers as an observer on the FGDP(UK) Board

Your experience and observations will be valued and contribute to the Faculty’s ongoing efforts to support dentists early on in their careers

Following FGDP(UK)’s governance review and important changes to the composition of its Board, a range of changes were recommended. A key aspect of these changes has been a desire to involve more members in the work of the Faculty, and we are looking for two FGDP(UK) members who have recently passed the MJDF examination to join the Faculty Board as observers.

The Board has introduced these two observer posts as we greatly value the views and opinions of our members at all stages in their careers. MJDF members represent the future of the Faculty and so it’s important that you have an opportunity to influence its future direction and development.

The Faculty Board meets three times per year, in February, June and October, and one meeting normally takes place on a Saturday. Observers will be appointed for up to 3 years. Click here for guidance for board observers. You can also read more about the role of the Faculty Board and the governance structure in the Schedule of Delegated Authority.

Applicants for these posts must meet the following criteria in order to be considered:

Have successfully completed the MJDF examination within three years prior to the date of application;

Hold current MJDF membership;

Be currently practising as a general dental practitioner in the UK;

If you would like to apply for one of these observer seats please submit a brief CV along with a statement of no more than 600 words by email to Judy Dodds (jdodds@fgdp.org.uk), which explains why you would like to join the Board as an observer and what you think your participation will bring to the Board. Appointments will be made on the basis of the statements and telephone interviews. The deadline for the receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday, 2 September 2017

We believe that it is very important to have greater member involvement in all aspects of the Faculty’s work, and in particular in our governance processes, and so I hope you will consider contributing your time, expertise and enthusiasm to our Board.