Manchester, Greater Manchester
13 Apr 2018
15 May 2018
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of the Centre for Guidelines

A board-level position in a sensitive, high-profile role, with a major impact on NHS practice, social care and public health.

Up to £131,300 commensurate with experience. The appointment may also be made on NHS Consultant Medical and Dental terms and conditions for suitable qualified candidates

The Director of the Centre for Guidelines is responsible for the development of national guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions, social care and public health. In addition, they are responsible for the commissioning and distribution of the British National Formulary.

The decisions taken in the Centre for Guidelines are some of the most difficult in British public life, affecting the nature and extent of NHS and social care and the commercial interests of life sciences companies in the UK.

The director will need to combine a deep understanding of the science involved in developing guidelines, with an awareness of the social, political and economic contexts in which they are used. The director will need to deploy highly developed interpersonal skills in balancing the interests and sometimes competing ambitions of the stakeholders involved in the development of the guidance.

The director is accountable to the chief executive and is responsible for managing 115 staff, mainly based in NICE’s offices in Manchester, and a budget of £20 million.

The successful candidate will already have demonstrated the ability to operate at a senior level, managing complex, science-informed methods and processes, with clear deliverables produced against challenging timelines. They will be familiar with the development and use of guidelines in the health and care system.

The post is based in Manchester but will involve meetings in London and elsewhere in the UK, and occasional international travel.

A job description and person specification together with further information about this role and how to apply can be found by clicking the apply button. Applications close on 15th May 2018.

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