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Jobs at the Department of Health and Social Care
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Vacancies on our boards and committees are listed below or on the Public Appointments website.
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DHSC boards and committees vacancies
Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC) – 2 members (EC17-69)
The COC provides independent advice to government departments and agencies on the potential carcinogenicity of chemicals used in pesticides, pharmaceuticals and other products.
The committee also:
- advises on important general principles or new scientific discoveries in connection with carcinogenic risks
- works with other bodies on the assessment of carcinogenic risks and present recommendations for carcinogenicity testing
As a specialist in epidemiology or pathology you will:
- contribute to committee discussions and work alongside experts who assess other aspects of the detailed technical data on chemical carcinogens
- contribute to committee deliberations and conclusions on carcinogenesis
- contribute to other discussions (such as in COC working groups) as required
See the application pack below for further details on the roles and see the COC page for more information on the group.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 254 5335 quoting reference EC17-69.
The closing date for applications is midday on 21 March 2018.
Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS) – chair (EC17-30) and GP committee member (EC17-58)
The ACBS advises the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the borderline substances (nutritional and dermatological products) which are safe and suitable for NHS prescription in the community. Committee members will have the opportunity to contribute towards decision making on these products and gain an insight into prescribing policy.
The role of chair requires a clinical professional with an outstanding record of achievement, personal credibility and senior level experience in the specialty of dietetics. The role of GP committee member also requires these qualities but in the field of general practice.
Candidates for either role need to have a sound knowledge of nutritional and dermatological formulations. They should have knowledge about practical experience of using clinical research methodologies. The ability to assimilate information presented and interrogate and understand research is also required.
A time commitment of up to 9 days per year is required. There is no remuneration for these posts but expenses are paid.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Kully Kanda on 0113 254 6769.
The closing date for applications is midday on 13 March 2018.
Chair – New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (EC17-87)
As chair of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), you will lead the group in the provision of scientific risk assessment and mitigation advice on the threat posed by new and emerging respiratory viruses and on the options for their management.
See the application pack below for further details on the role and see the NERVTAG page for more information on the group.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Julia Peters on 0113 254 5350.
The closing date for applications is midday on 26 February 2018.
These forms apply to all boards and committees vacancies.