Closing date 4 February 2019

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Amelia Unsworth

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The National Guidelines Centre (NGC), on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is seeking to recruit a number of Chairs for guideline committees due to start work in 2019.  
Once each guideline gets underway, the Chair will work in collaboration with the staff of the NGC, the Committee’s Topic Adviser and the Guideline Committee over a period of approximately 24 months to develop each guideline on behalf of NICE. 
The NGC are looking for skilled and experienced leaders with track records of chairing national or high profile multi-professional committees or working groups at a national level. Chairing a guideline committee requires strong interpersonal and team-working skills, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. An ability to communicate complex issues to differing audiences is a vital part of this role. Applicants should have a commitment to evidence-based medicine or practice, ideally with experience of guideline development processes. 
In 2019 the NGC is expecting to start work on several guideline topics including the following titles (this list is not exhaustive nor is it guaranteed and is subject to change): 
1.    Gout
2.    Pernicious anaemia 
3.    Hypoadrenalism: acute and long-term management
4.    Barrett's oesophagus: ablative therapy. 
Please indicate in your application if you have a preference to Chair a particular guideline listed above. Allocation of Chairs to specific guidelines will be determined post-appointment. 
Please note that Chairs may not have any direct interests (financial, non-financial professional or personal) that relate to the areas to be covered by a guideline. For further information, see NICE’s policy on declaring and managing interests for NICE advisory committees and FAQs.
Details on how to apply are on the NICE website. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 February 2019 at 17:00. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 April 2019.
Queries about Chairing one of these guidelines may be directed to Amelia Unsworth (Senior Project Manager, National Guideline Centre RCP).


Please note: applications are to be submitted directly to NICE.