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West Midlands Paediatric Trainees Committee Elections 2020

Positions Available

In order to prevent the entire committee changing all in one go, now that the committee is well-established, we have planned to rotate elections so that each year only half of the committee change. If you don't see a position up for election this year, don't worry - it will be next year. This also allows positions to be held for two years to really allow representatives time to settle into their roles and make meaningful plans. 


There are 5 positions available:

  • Academic Trainee Representative (You should be in an academic training programme or OOPR)

  • LTFT Representative (There are two positions available. You should be working LTFT)

  • ST4-8 Representative (There are two positions available. You should be in ST4-ST8 or due to progress to ST4 in Sept 2020)

How do I apply?

Please complete the online application form by clicking on the button below.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 31st July 2020 


How are decisions made?

Applications are evaluated anonymously, with the highest rated application receiving the position. Jobsharing or reasonable adjustments for positions will be considered on a case by case basis - please let us know if you would like us to consider any specific requirements or adjustments.

We aim to make decisions within two weeks of the application deadline. 

What do I need to know about the roles?

Positions are generally awarded for a period of 2 years, although this can be flexible dependent on individual circumstances.

We hope that applicants will tell us what plans and ideas they hope to bring to the roles. Each role has some specific responsibilities for the group they represent, but all members of the trainees committee have a common set of responsibilities, including:

  • To receive feedback from trainees you represent

  • To present feedback to school board and relevant staff

  • To disseminate decisions and information back to trainees

  • To assist the WM School of Paediatrics in decision-making by providing trainee representation and advice 

  • To participate and lead projects on a regional basis to help improve the training experience.

  • To maintain the trainee website

  • To write the monthly Trainees Committee update in the HEE WM School of Paediatrics Newsletter

  • To assist in responding to trainee queries

  • To participate in Trainee Committee meetings (held approx 3-4 times per year to fit with committee members commitments, with ad-hoc meetings and communications as needed)

  • To attend HEE WM School of Paediatrics board meetings where available (held approx 4 times a year)

In addition to these common roles and responsibilities, there are some specific responsibilities too:

  • Academic Trainee Representative - liaise with Regional Paediatric Academic Advisors and provide advice and presentation around specific queries and issues relating to Academic Paediatric trainees and/or Paediatric . Assist with updating the Academic ARCP checklist

  • LTFT representatives - distributing regular paediatric LTFT newsletter to the LTFT mailing list, attending HEE WM regional LTFT forums, liaise with HEE WM associate dean for LTFT and Paediatric LTFT advisor and provide advice and help with specific LTFT queries and issues. 

  • ST4-8 Representatives - representing senior trainees across the region, liaise with TPD for ST4-8 regarding issues relating to senior trainees, provide advice and assistance with queries, work with ST1-3 representatives and other representatives around maintaining up to date ARCP checklist annually. 

How can I find out more?

The WM Paediatric Trainees Committee are really keen to hear from anyone interested in these roles who might want to know more about the roles. Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions, you can either use the 'Contact Us' feature through this website or email us at 

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