ISTG Committee Roles
Each July ISTG opens requirement for new committee members. See below for a description of each role.
If you are interested in applying please forward your CV and a personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please highlight why you are suitable for the role, and make sure to mention the role for which you are applying.
Specialty Representatives are responsible for liaising with trainees within their specialty, promoting events, attending all specialty committee meetings or appointing a designated person to attend on their behalf, raising trainee issues with their respective committees, and relaying information from meetings to the trainees
The CST 1 Rep is responsible for liaising with CST year 1 trainees, promoting events, attending all CST committee meetings or appointing a designated person to attend on their behalf, raising CST1 trainee issues with the committee, and relaying information from meetings to the trainees.
The CST 2 Rep is responsible for liaising with CST year 2 trainees, promoting events, attending all CST committee meetings or appointing a designated person to attend on their behalf, raising CST2 trainee issues with the committee, and relaying information from meetings to the trainees
The Non-Training Scheme NCHD Reps are representative for non-scheme surgical trainees. Candidates should be pursuing parallel training pathways including MRCS, FRCS and ultimately consultancy. Both SHO and Registrar levels will be represented to highlight issues arising on equivalent standards pathways.
• The Secretary is responsible for taking ISTG committee meeting minutes and circulating these to committee members, working with the president and vice-president to assemble an agenda before each meeting, and scheduling of the virtual meetings
The Treasurer is responsible for lodging and recording each financial transaction, providing receipts, administration and management of income expenditure, providing reports on financial affairs of the committee when required, acting as a liaison with financial institutions, and ensuring prompt payment of vendors and speakers.
PROs are responsible for all email communication from the ISTG, and keeping social media up to date, especially during key events throughout the year. PROs will also liaise and work with the podcast team to publish episodes once they are available.
The website manager is required to update and maintain the website.
Surgical training is demanding and can take its toll at times. Our welfare officer will be a point of contact for struggling trainees to lend a confidential ear and point trainees in the direction of formal resources available.
• Throughout the year, the ISTG hosts a number of education and training orientated events. The ISTG encourages and supports the development of additional training and education events by committee members wishing to do so. The education and events officer will act as a contact point between the ISTG and RCSI and ensure agendas are developed appropriately and carried out smoothly.
The ISTG podcast produced by past-President Michael Flanagan has developed its first series in 2022-2023 with its first series now ready to launch. An enthusiastic team is needed for the ongoing development of insightful episodes of our next series. Producer/project manager: Planning recording sessions, booking rooms within the college, liaising with hosts, ensuring timely production and release of episodes Audio Engineer: Recording episodes, and working with the podcast editor within the college Editor: Already appointed within the college