Job: Head of Ethics at the British Medical Association

From guardian jobs: “You will develop and direct the work of our Ethics Department so that they shape policy on ethical and human rights matters, respond to developments, promote us and provide advice and information.

It’s a broad brief where you will use your leadership and people management skills to fully develop your team, manage discrete budgets and ensure the smooth running of the Medical Ethics Committee. In addition, you will oversee special projects such as our human rights book, take overall responsibility for advice and casework, and build contacts with a wide range of professional and governmental organisations.

It’s an opportunity to innovate and explore new ground, while drawing on the experience you have gained in policy roles.

Diplomacy, political judgement and a broad understanding of health care ethics affairs will be key, as will your experience of team leadership and budget management. You’ll also have a good grasp of issues/areas such as the ethical tensions in clinical practice, the workings of the NHS, the impact of changes in health care delivery systems on clinical practice, and the interlinked developments in human rights. You will be an excellent communicator, excelling in writing and editing the work of others as well as being at home teaching at all levels within the health care professional community.”

Closing date: 16 September 2011

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