Closing date 8 May 2019 Fixed term

Contact name
Mark Hacker

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This is a dual role (with differing responsibilities) as both Chairman and Vice-President of BSG Endoscopy

Responsibilities as Endoscopy Chairman

  • To advance the practice of GI endoscopy within the UK and enhance the status and professionalism of its practitioners.
  • To chair all meetings of the BSG Endoscopy Section, having constructed the agenda in conjunction with the Secretary and Treasurer.
  • To arrange and chair endoscopy symposia at the BSG Annual Meeting, inviting named lecturers and arranging the selection of competitive honours (e.g. Hopkins Endoscopy Prize, travel fellowships etc.).
  • To support and shape the development of the next Endolive meeting.
  • To ensure that all functions involving the Endoscopy Section at the BSG are chaired, hosted, or led by members of the BSG Endoscopy Section.
  • To negotiate joint symposia with other sections for the BSG Annual meeting.
  • To represent the Endoscopy Section within the JAG to liaise with the NHS England Endoscopy Stakeholder Group and relevant National Clinical Directors (Diagnostics & GI and Liver). JAG is a key standards setting body in intestinal endoscopy and the Vice-President’s attendance is essential.
  • To liaise with other professional stakeholders (the national bowel cancer screening team, HM Government, Devolved equivalents etc.).
  • To be a point of contact for advice and expertise on matters relating to endoscopy, including to the media.
  • To define and contribute to guidelines for underpinning best endoscopic practice (BSG, NICE and ESGE).
  • To write the Endoscopy News section of the BSG paper newsletter four times per year.
  • To promote the activities of BSG Endoscopy Section to internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities as Endoscopy Vice-President

As a Senior Executive Officer of the BSG the responsibilities are:


  • To serve on the BSG Executive, Council and a wide range of major committees.
  • To deputise, if required, for the President or President-Elect as needed.
  • To be a Trustee of the BSG (in second year of office).


  • To represent the BSG on the Councils of the Association of Coloproctology and AUGIS. These roles could be taken on by another senior member of the Society.
  • To act as the BSG representative on the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO).
  • To advance the interests of British gastroenterology, in its widest sense, in liaison with other professional bodies both in the UK and internationally.

Eligibility to apply and process of application

To be considered for this role, submit your 2 page CV and cover letter to the CEO, Mark Hacker, at by Wednesday 8th May 2019.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th May, 2019.

APPENDIX A: Committee attendances for VP/Chair of BSG Endoscopy

Endoscopy Away Day 1 pa


3 pa (1 at AGM/Annual Meeting)
Exec. Committee - same day
Strategy - same day

BSG Away Day 1 pa
Programme 4 pa 
Education - same day
Trustees 2 pa
Represent BSG at the following:
AUGIS Council 3 pa
ACPGBI Council 3 pa 
JAG 4 pa 
Endoscopy training 1 pa
BCS Accreditation panel 3 pa 




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