Implementation Adviser
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Manchester

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was formed on 1 April 2005, when the National Institute for Clinical Excellence took on the functions of the Health Development Agency to create a single excellence-in-practice organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY DIRECTLY EMPLOYED WITHIN THE POOL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S EXECUTIVE AGENCY, EXECUTIVE NON DEPARTMENTAL BODIES AND SPECIAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES OR ARE DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY A STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY OR A PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRUST.APPLICATIONS FROM THOSE NOT LISTED IN THE ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.Implementation AdviserBand 7 - £30,460 - £40,157Location: ManchesterWe are looking for an additional Implementation Adviser, with a clinical background, to join our team, which is responsible for providing resources and support for the effective implementation of the full spectrum of NICE guidance.With a fresh and vibrant approach, you will help us to develop innovative products to meet the needs of the NHS, academia and social care as our guidance moves to web-publishing. The adviser will lead the development of resources and external liaison with key national agencies for allocated topics.The ability to work confidently with a wide range of people, including senior civil servants, eminent clinicians and academics, is essential. This will involve intelligence gathering and planning to identify and address levers and barriers to implementation. The adviser also acts as an important liaison point within the Institute to coordinate implementation activity between the different programmes, directorates and the guidance development centres.New work streams involving devices, diagnostics and quality standards from 2011 mean that a clinical background is required.

There will be an increased emphasis in 2011 on the development of educational resources and experience in clinical teaching and/or training would be a desirable advantage. A high standard of computer literacy (ECDL or equivalent) is required as the Institute moves further to web-based resources, along with a lively presentation style and effective communication skills.In addition to an interview, our selection process involves a presentation, one-hour pre-interview test and the opportunity to submit a portfolio demonstrating past achievements against the key competencies, which may require additional preparation.Closing date: 4th February at NOON - no late applications will be acceptedInterviews: taking place week commencing 7th March 2011No agencies please.The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early.Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date. If you have not been contacted within two to three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.The Institute values and is working towards equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We also promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance.