Fixed term contract (maternity cover)
Salary: £25,000 plus benefits
Closing dates for applicants: 04/08/2017
We are looking for a fixed-term, full time Policy Officer to support a wide range of policy-related work. A key part of this will be to support Policy Managers in managing stakeholder groups and in carrying out reviews of HFEA policy, which can involve drafting committee papers, analysing consultation responses and giving policy advice. You will be working on various areas of policy, including on reducing multiple births, sperm and egg donation and fertility preservation. The successful candidate will also be responsible for dealing with patient, public and sector enquiries relating to all our policy areas.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can work effectively as part of a team, and who has good written and verbal communication skills – including an ability to handle sensitive patient enquiries. You should be able to demonstrate experience of project management and of working with a variety of stakeholders. You should also have the skills required to undertake literature searches, be confident at analysing information, and have the ability to summarise and identify key points from a wide range of evidence.
Given the varied nature of this role, good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively, is key. You will be educated to degree level (or be educated or have experience to an equivalent level) with good IT skills.
This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in supporting the Policy team to help ensure that everyone in the UK affected by assisted reproduction receives high quality care. You will have the chance to make a real and tangible difference to our work and the lives of patients. For more information about the work we do, please visit our website.
Please visit NHS Jobs to apply for this position
24 October 2017 – 25 October 2017
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Pl, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG
The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a landmark moment for our reproductive rights, achieved at the vanguard of a wave of liberalising change across the western world, and directly inspiring reform in a number of other countries.
But fifty years later, how well does the Act serve women today?
In the week of the Act’s fiftieth anniversary, this two-day conference will examine its impact, its shortcomings, and the extent to which its liberal proponents’ hopes have been realised. Contributors including leading health care professionals, academics, policymakers, politicians, campaigners and service providers will address a range of important socio-legal, historical, political and clinical practice-based questions.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Universities of Bristol, Kent, and Leeds, and bpas, with generous funding from Wellcome. It will be hosted by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
5th May 2017, University of Leeds
10.00-16.30, Social Sciences Building, room 12.21-12.25
Call for abstracts
The global movement of donated human body parts (e.g., blood, embryos, organs, sperm, oocytes) have gained increasing academic attention. A large part of these accounts express concerns regarding unequal power relationships between countries and between the parties engaged in medically related relationships (recipients, medical staff and medical facilities, providers of organs, tissues or cells etc.).
We wish to invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to explore the processes of meaning making in relation to body parts exchanges, and think about the following questions:
• how do understandings of various technical procedures, bodies and body parts, and relationships (such as exchange relationships) emerge?
• who does participate in framing them?
• how do these understandings direct the flows of body parts across borders?
We welcome contributions that analyse how different actors delineate the boundaries between science, ethics, law and other types of authority as part of their valuation performance, and how they manage uncertainty and risk in the process.
Please send abstracts (150-250 words) to A Gruian, ssag [at] leeds.ac.uk, by 3rd April 2017
The event will be chaired by Dr Ana Manzano (University of Leeds). Speakers:
• Prof Ruth Holliday (University of Leeds).Medical Mobilities: Economies and Ethics
• Dr Sean Columb (Liverpool Law School). Organ markets & exploitation: Assessing the impact of crime and immigration controls in the Egyptian-Sudanese context
• Dr Mark Monaghan (Loughborough University). Conceptualising Crime, Evidence, and Immorality
• Dr Greg Moorlock (University of Warwick). Beauty Contests & Directed Altruistic Donation
• Alexandra Gruian (University of Leeds). Ova Flows in Romania: Definitions, Legitimacy, Legality
• BSA members: £10 Non-members: £25
• We offer 5 bursaries for postgraduate students. Fee includes lunch and refreshments
• Register here.
“We should have brought a gift.”
“We’ve brought a gift. It’s called 22 thousand pounds.”
Purchased from Russia. Developed in India. Delivered to the UK.
A global transaction over nine months that offers ‘a lifetime of happiness’ to all involved.
“What do you think will happen to a baby girl in India that nobody wants?”
Vivienne Franzmann’s previous work at the Royal Court includes Pests and The Witness. Her new play Bodies will be directed by Jude Christian (Lela & Co.).
Wed 5 Jul – Sat 12 Aug
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre
Tickets from £12. General booking opens on Wed 22 Feb at 10am.
Registration is now open for the Anscombe [Christian] Bioethics Centre upcoming day conference, ‘Abortion, Disability and the Law’, on Saturday, 18 February 2017, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, in the aula of Blackfriars Hall (St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY). The conference will examine the ethical, legal, social and psychological issues raised by abortion or childbirth following a diagnosis of foetal anomaly.
Cost: £20 (£10 conc.) including lunch
|Salary:||£25,298 to £31,076|
|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||13th December 2016|
|Closes:||29th January 2017|
The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University invites applications for a full-time Research Associate position. This is a 15-month fixed term post running from 3rd April 2017.
You will support a programme of research called The Donation and Transfer of Human Reproductive Materials, led by Professor Rosamund Scott (King’s College London) and Professor Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster University). The programme is funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Ethics and Society.
This post will facilitate and advance the programme’s aims and outputs, and you will be expected to work flexibly in a number of different areas to achieve this. You will focus predominantly on ethical and philosophical issues, but may also be required to work with relevant legal and scientific materials. You will also spend a minority of your working time (maximum 25%) providing teaching and supervision, and undertaking other work to support teaching, learning, and student recruitment activities.
Interview Date: Thursday 09 March 2017