Clinical Guideline and Quality Standards Programme Manager

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) exists to improve standards of care for people who have respiratory diseases and to support and develop those who provide that care.  A registered charity, we are the largest professional membership organisation in the UK, with 3414 members in November 2017.

BTS has been at the forefront of clinical guideline production for many years, and has been accredited by NICE for guideline production since 2011.  With a number of guidelines in preparation at any one time, the Society wishes to appoint a new member of staff to work with the Society’s Deputy Chief Executive to manage the guideline production process and provide methodological support for individual guideline groups.   

The post-holder will be expected to work with individual guideline groups and others in the Head Office team to provide professional and technical advice and support in relation to guideline development, ensuring that the methodological rigour of guideline development is in accordance with the BTS guideline production manual and adheres to NICE accreditation. 

The Society’s guideline production procedure is based on GRADE methodology, and the work of future guideline groups will be reliant on the use of guideline support tools such as GRADEPro and RevMan.  Our ideal candidate for this role would have experience of clinical guideline development, including GRADE methodology and critical appraisal, as well as a good understanding and experience of GRADEpro and REVMan software systems.    We would also be prepared to arrange full training in these software packages to ensure that the new member of our team has the right combination of skills to provide training and support to our guideline group members.

The successful candidate will be expected to support and manage the work of guideline groups from setting clinical questions, through critical appraisal of evidence, and on to the development of recommendations, completion of the draft guideline and submission for publication, in line with BTS guideline production procedures.  The post-holder will also ensure the timely development of Quality Standards to follow the production of individual guidelines.

A full job description is available here.

Apply by sending a short c.v. and a letter outlining how you think you can make a difference to our work.

Applications should be sent to the Society’s Deputy Chief Executive who would also be happy to discuss the role with anyone interested in finding out more: sally.welham@brit-thoracic.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 22 February 2018