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The JCST is committed to developing, promoting and ensuring the highest possible standards of surgical training for the benefit of patients. Quality improvement, management and assurance are at the heart of all that we do. The QA Lead will provide clinical leadership for this activity, chairing our QA Group and overseeing initiatives such as our trainee and trainer surveys, our quality indicators (QIs) for training posts and our certification and benchmarking guidelines, as well as ensuring that we provide high quality support for local quality management activity.

Applicants should be practising consultant surgeons with recent experience of managing and delivering surgical training, experience of chairing or leading a relevant regional or national training committee and a demonstrable understanding of and commitment to quality improvement in training. Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills are also essential.

The official term of office will begin during the spring of 2018.

How to Apply

Job description, person specification and application forms are available from Maria Bussey, Head of ISCP (mbussey@jcst.org; tel: 020 7869 6263) or Sarah Lay, JCST Quality Manager (slay@jcst.org; 020 7869 6228). Mr Gareth Griffiths, the current ISCP Surgical Director and JCST Chairman-designate, and Mr Joe O’Beirne, the current QA Lead, are also available to discuss the respective posts and can be contacted via the JCST secretariat.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 September 2017.

Interviews will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

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