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Become our new nurse lead
17 August 2020

JAG Endoscopy has an exciting opportunity to become our new nurse lead, providing forward-thinking and expert leadership to JAG on endoscopy workforce, facilities and decontamination matters.

You’ll be an innovative and collaborative leader who will challenge the status quo and build relationships to enhance endoscopy nursing matters in everything we do. You’ll further the impact and reputation of JAG accreditation and be an ambassador for JAG at meetings and events.

Your main areas of responsibility will be to:

  • lead on the provision of expert advice and leadership relating to nursing matters
  • assist the development of the JAG accreditation programme
  • represent and be an ambassador for JAG and the Accreditation Unit.

The appointment is for a minimum of 2 years funded at 1.5 days per month (18 days per year). You can read the role description here.

About you

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • Expert knowledge of national policies relating to endoscopy and nursing, as well as the NHS, independent sector and other organisations that we interact with.
  • Experience of setting and delivering strategy, ideally at national level, as well as involvement in the leadership of a quality improvement programme or initiative.
  • Strong leadership, communication and collaboration skills.

About us

JAG is a programme from the Royal College of Physicians which empowers endoscopy services to improve care for their patients. JAG does this through three main workstreams:

  • Supporting service improvement through accreditation
  • Supporting development of the workforce by enabling the delivery of high-quality training
  • Enabling research into endoscopy practice through the National Endoscopy Database and our research projects.

The nurse lead will primarily focus on accreditation, however will provide input to all areas of JAG.

Application process

The Royal College of Physicians positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly welcome applications from groups which are under-represented at this level.

Applicants are encouraged to have an informal discussion ahead of application with either Mr Tim Shaw, JAG programme manager or Dr Chris Healey, JAG accreditation chair. Please contact Tim Shaw ( to organise this.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application, no longer than 1 page, outlining their suitability for the role
  • CV, no longer than 2 pages, outlining leadership and endoscopy-related experience.

Applications should be emailed directly to Tim Shaw by 9am on Monday 7 September. Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on the afternoon of Wednesday 16 September.

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