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Vacancies on the AGCAS Health and Related Professions Task Group: Deadline extended

12 April 2021

The AGCAS Health and Related Professions Task Group is seeking to recruit two new members. 

About the group

The group currently comprises six full time members, and meets three times a year to share and promote good practice and the discussion of professional issues. We do this by:

  • Providing information including Labour Market Information (LMI) and support to colleagues in HEIs and HEE (and equivalent across the UK) working with students and trainees within the health sector.
  • Running regular learning events and training for AGCAS members with an interest in health sector careers work.
  • Enabling links between careers professionals working with undergraduates and those working with health professionals in training beyond registration.
  • Providing updates about changes to professions in the health sector, and contributing to AGCAS responses to consultative documents received on health sector topics.

As Chair of the group, I have had the pleasure of leading and contributing to the activities that have been useful in building awareness of careers in the health sector. The group was newly formed in 2018 and since then we have worked hard to produce a programme of activities that have ranged from healthcare careers conference (when we could meet in large groups!), updating online resources for staff to support their students, covering topical webinars designed to update community knowledge and responding to member queries. Most recently we arranged a fantastic webinar covering the changing landscape of the NHS and Health Careers in England. I have found it incredibly useful to be in a group of like-minded professionals allowing me the space to network and continually develop my knowledge.

Irrum Magre, AGCAS Health and Related Professions Task Group Chair and Senior Careers Consultant at King’s College London.

Being a member of the AGCAS Health & Related Professions Task Group has given me the opportunity to expand my network of careers professionals and relevant employers who are interested in and represent this sector. More than ever before, this last year has highlighted the importance of more than 350 clinical and non-clinical roles and has seen an increased interest in health careers. I feel proud to have contributed modestly to this sector both as a careers adviser who helps students explore and pursue healthcare careers and as a task group member who contributes regularly to putting together careers events and resources for AGCAS colleagues.

Dashi Alpion, AGCAS Health and Related Professions Task Group member and Careers Adviser at University of Birmingham

What we are looking for

We are an active and enthusiastic group and are keen to welcome new members who will complement the existing knowledge base and experience within our Task Group, and enable us to represent the diversity of member institutions. 

We are open to applications from those interested in all elements of the group's work, although we are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience in the following areas:

  1. Medicine and Dentistry
  2. Nursing and Midwifery
  3. Allied Health Professionals e.g. Physio, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Speech and Language Therapy, Optometry, Audiology etc. (this is not an exhaustive list)
  4. Pharmacy
  5. Biomedical/Life Sciences (within heath sector)
  6. Postgraduate professionals in training across the health sector.

You will need to be able to attend three meetings per year, and ideally be able to commit to a three-year tenure. You will also need to devote time to developing resources, and taking part in organising and/or delivering training.  

Interested? 

Please feel free to contact Irrum Magre or Dashi Alpion with any questions you might have about the group or for an informal conversation. 

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, please complete an application form and submit to volunteering@agcas.org.uk. The deadline for applications has been extended to 17:00 on Friday 30 April 2021.