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Recruitment open for JAG Endoscopy Training Clinical Lead
10 January 2022

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) invites applications for the post of JAG (Joint Advisory Group) Endoscopy Training Clinical Lead

The JAG Endoscopy Training Clinical Lead is appointed by the RCP to act on its behalf to lead on the training and education of endoscopists in the UK. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the certification programme for endoscopy trainees and the endoscopy workforce competency programme. The training clinical lead will lead the direction and guidance of developments to the JAG training programme including e- portfolio pathways and the quality assurance framework. The successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in endoscopy services and to be able to promote the benefits of clinicians becoming certified in training courses that are appropriate to their skills and needs. You will represent the JAG Programme in external meetings and act as one of the key points of contact on behalf of JAG.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

The RCP is a patient-centred and clinically led organisation whose core mission is to improve patient care and reduce illness. Our vision is for everyone to have the best possible health and healthcare.

The Care Quality Improvement Department supports the RCPs strategic aim to improve care for patients. It utilises a variety of methods and approaches to drive improvements in activities, influences the quality of clinical practice via ambitious work programmes that are delivered via constituent teams. JAG aims to promote similar change and improvement in all endoscopy services, whilst also providing assurance to patients, managers, referrers and commissioners about the service provided.

Application and appointments process

Ideally the successful candidate will take up the role asap. The appointment will be for two years with a possible further agreement for one year.

Candidates for this role should be aware that it is the duty of a candidate to obtain advance agreement from his/her employing authority that they will be given adequate time to perform the duties of this role.

Remuneration for this post is in line with the RCP’s clinical release supplement policy which invites CEOs and Chairs of NHS Trusts to release clinicians from clinical duties when they are

undertaking substantial College duties in line with the broader needs of the NHS. There will therefore be a reimbursement of a maximum of £12,000 per year to the successful candidate’s employer. The RCP will not fund Clinical Excellence Awards at local or national level. The RCP will not make any additional reimbursements as part of the agreement related to this role.

The time commitment is on average 1 PA/half a day a week. 

Applicants are welcome to have an informal discussion ahead of application with Dr Geoff Smith, the current post holder for this role. Please contact directly.

Please forward a current CV and a personal statement (of no more than two pages) together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role based on the person specification. Please complete a declaration of interest form and include a written statement of support from your medical director. These should be sent to the JAG Training & Data Programme Manager


The deadline for applications is Friday 4th February midnight and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly with further details about interview arrangements. Please note that interviews will be conducted virtually with details provided to shortlisted candidates.


Application period: Tues 4 January

Closing date: Fri 4 February

Shortlisted candidates notified: Tuesday 8 February

Interviews: Date TBC

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