A new seat is available for a pharmacist to join the RSPH's Special Interest Group (SIG) in Arts, Health and Wellbeing. This is a significant opportunity to be involved in major national strategic activities relating to the field of arts and health and to expand connections with researchers, practitioners, funders and policy makers.

This SIG is a 250-strong body of researchers and practitioners working in the field of arts and health. It shares research and best practice, organises conferences, seminars and workshops and works on influencing government policy as a professional body.

The group is governed by a steering group that is responsible for the SIG’s strategy and membership development, and oversees the activities of the group, in particular the high-level relationships between the SIG, the National Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing as well as public health bodies, arts councils and other professional organisations.

The successful applicant will be invited to join the steering group meetings, which happen four times a year in London, and contribute to the discussions. In addition, the new member will also be asked to participate in working groups, from time to time, in areas of interest to the SIG.

This opportunity is open to registered pharmacists in the UK (researchers and research-oriented practitioners) currently carrying out research and/or practice at the intersection of the arts, health and wellbeing. You will need to be available to attend the remaining scheduled meetings in 2018 (08/05/18, 11/09/18). There is no fee for involvement in the steering group, but reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed. We ask that the successful applicant join the RSPH as a full member if you are not already one at the time of application.

The new member will be selected by vote of the steering group in March and will be invited to join the next meeting on 8 May 2018.

How to apply

Please email your application to Joely Campbell by 16 February 2018. This should include your CV and a covering letter of nor more than two A4 pages describing your interests in arts and health from a pharmacist’s perspective, and explaining why you want to be involved in the steering group and what you hope to bring to the role.