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Deputy Head Assessor – JAG

The Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (the JAG) invites applications from persons interested in taking up an important new role of Deputy Head Assessor, in supporting the further development of quality assurance in endoscopy.

The deputy head assessor will be responsible for developing and maintaining standards for assessors and ensuring that the assessment process is of the highest quality.

The deputy head assessor will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide leadership to all assessors (medical, nursing, managerial and lay assessors) and proactively manage conflicts pertaining to the assessment process.

The successful applicant will be fully supported in the role by the JAG team which includes, but is not limited to, the Head Assessor and JAG Accreditation Manager and there will be access to a network of deputy assessors across other accreditation schemes hosted by the Royal College of Physicians.

The role requires a commitment of approx. 1.5 days a month (18 days per annum) at the daily assessor rate of £375 per day. The appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with a possible extension of a further year.

Application and appointments process

Interested parties are welcome to have an informal discussion ahead of application with either Mrs Debbie Johnston (Head Assessor), or Miss Dimple Davé (Accreditation Unit Manager) by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange a convenient time for discussion.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application outlining their suitability for the role
  • CV, no longer than 4 pages, outlining leadership and endoscopy-related experience.

Interview for short-listed applicants will be held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Thursday 23 March 2017 (AM).

The successful applicant should be able to take up post as soon as possible after appointment.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 1 March 2017.


Apply to be Vice President for Endoscopy

Applications are now open for the role of BSG Vice-President for Endoscopy succeeding Professor Colin Rees. A two year appointment, the Vice-President is a member of the BSG's key committees (Executive, Council and Strategy Group) and is a member of the BSG's board of trustees for the second year of their term. In addition the Vice-President also serves as Chair of the BSG's Endoscopy Section Committee.

This is the principal leadership role for the endoscopy-interested community of BSG and a key support role to the President on key matters and decisions in this important part of our specialty. The role must also lead BSG engagement and interaction with partner organisations such as JAG, ESGE and various NHS fora pertinent to endoscopy/diagnostics. For informal discussions and questions about the role please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . There is a two year total commitment to the role with fairly frequent attendance required at committee meetings.

Please send a brief CV (2 pages max.) and a statement of application detailing why you would like to be appointed to the role to Richard Gardner ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 6th March 2016. A job description is available on request. Interviews by a panel of officers, Council members and Trustees will take place in early May 2017 (exact date tbc). The post commences following the annual meeting in June 2017.


Apply to be BSG Secretary

Applications are now open for the role of BSG Secretary. A total four year appointment, the Secretary is a member of the BSG's key committees (Executive, Council and Strategy Group) and is a member of the BSG's board of trustees for the second part of their term. The role is split between two years as Secretary and two years as Senior Secretary. The Senior Secretary is in overall charge of the BSG Annual Meeting with the Secretary contributing significantly to the organisation. In addition the Senior Secretary also serves as Chair of the Programme Committee.

This is a crucial role for the Society and its principal meeting. The role also involves active contributions to a range of key membership issues and areas such as education and clinical services. For informal discussions and questions about the role please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The role requires fairly frequent attendance at multiple committee meetings.

Please send a brief CV (2 pages max.) and a statement of application detailing why you would like to be appointed to the role to Richard Gardner ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 6th March 2016. A job description is available on request. Interviews by a panel of officers, Council members and Trustees will take place in early May 2017 (exact date tbc). The post commences following the annual meeting in June 2017.


Apply to be BSG Workforce Lead

Applications are now open for the role of BSG Workforce Lead. This is a three year appointment and is a crucial role for both the Society and the specialty. The role reports to BSG Council and also attends a variety of key committees as a co-opted member, including the Clinical Services and Standards Committee, the Training Committee and joint RCP committees such as the Joint Specialty Committee and the Specialty Advisory Committee. The appointed position works closely with the BSG office and the RCP to deliver an annual survey of the gastroenterology workforce.

For informal discussions and questions about the role please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The role requires fairly frequent attendance at, or reporting to, multiple committee meetings. Please send a brief CV (2 pages max.) and a statement of application detailing why you would like to be appointed to the role to Richard Gardner ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 6th March 2016. A job description is available on request. Interviews by a panel of officers, Council members and Trustees will take place in early May 2017 (exact date tbc). The post commences immediately after appointment.