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JCST Chair Of Core Surgical Training Committee

23 Mar 2016

The JCST, which works on behalf of the 4 Surgical Colleges of the UK and Ireland, is seeking a new Chair for its Core Surgical Training Committee.

The JCST, which works on behalf of the 4 Surgical Colleges of the UK andIreland, is seeking a new Chair for its Core Surgical Training Committee. TheCSTC has been in place since 2011 and its priorities have included definingthe structure of core surgical training and agreeing an approach to qualityenhancement. Its structure and remit are about to evolve further, with anexpanded role for Core Training Programme Directors (CTPDs). The JCSTas a whole will also need to respond to any changes introduced following therecent Shape of Training review.

Those applying for the post should have active or very recent experience as asurgical trainer, working with early years surgical trainees, and be familiar withboth the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) and theregulatory framework governing surgical training. We are looking for anindividual with a clear vision combined with flexibility, pragmatism and strongleadership and organisational skills.

A job description, person specification and application form for the post areavailable from Sallie Nicholas, Head of the JCST Secretariat(; tel: 020 7869 6240). The current Chairman, Mr JamesWheeler, is also available to discuss the post and can be contacted via theJCST secretariat.

The appointment will be made by an intercollegiate panel chaired by the JCSTChairman. The proposed date for interviews, which will be held at the RoyalCollege of Surgeons of England, is Wednesday 12 February 2014.

Deadline for applications: Friday 17 January 2014.

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