27th Aug 2013

Vacancy: Chair of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Board

This post is a 3 year fixed term appointment made by the four founding partners of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA); the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI), and the journals, British Journal of Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia. The post will be reviewed annually by the RCoA Council.

The NIAA is a partnership body, formed of four founding partners and ten funding partners. It works, with respect to anaesthesia and related specialties; to improve patient care by promoting the translation of research findings into clinical practice; develop and maximise the academic profile of anaesthesia within the healthcare profession, NHS, universities and major research bodies; facilitate high profile, influential research; facilitate and support training and continuing professional education in academia.

The successful candidate will oversee the strategic direction of the NIAA. He/she will work closely with Professor Robert Sneyd, Chair of the NIAA Research Council, Professor Mike Grocott, Director of the Health Services Research Centre, Professor Dave Lambert, NIAA Grant Officer, Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, NIAA Academic Trainee Co-ordinator and the NIAA administrative team based at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Those who are interested are strongly advised to discuss the role with Professor Ravi Mahajan or Ms Sharon Drake by email or by telephone (07713 323535 / 020 7092 1681).

Applicants should submit a one page CV and one page letter of support from their Head of Division/Head of Department/Employer to the NIAA Administrator using the upload form below. This must include contact details (daytime telephone and email address). There will be no direct remumeration for this role however all reasonable expenses will be covered by the RCoA.

Potential applicants should also contact the NIAA Administrator for further supporting information about the NIAA.

The role will formally commence in January 2014, with a handover scheduled for December 2013.

Job description
 NIAA Chair Job Description (971 KB)

Person specification
 NIAA Chair Person Specification (641 KB)

Closing date for applications: Monday 14 October 2013.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviews will be held on Monday 4 November 2013.

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