The Ombudsperson will be available to all Residents in training and will help mediate conflicts between a Resident and their training programme or ECVIM-CA. The Ombudsperson will provide advice and options for solutions if such is required in a confidential and neutral manner. These discussions will not be reported to the ECVIM-CA Executive Committee or any other person associated with ECVIM-CA. The Ombudsperson will not engage in any communication regarding examinations or credentials as these are the remit of the Appeals Committee. The term of office is three years in the first instance.
The Volunteer should be active or previously active in the training of Residents and have previous experience in ECVIM-CA Committee work. An excellent knowledge of the policies and procedures of ECVIM-CA and EBVS is a necessity. These positions are open to certified, non-certified and retired Diplomates.
Type of work:
It is envisaged that most of the work will be via e-mail or telephone contact. The Ombudspersons will provide an anonymised report highlighting only the number of requests to the ECVIM-CA Executive Committee on an annual basis.
Two Ombudspersons are required in order to avoid any conflict of interest, provide gender balance and ensure that more than one Institution/country is represented. ECVIM-CA will provide any administrative support required.
Closing date: 31st January 2020