JOINT COMMITTEE ON SURGICAL TRAINING (JCST)
Chair of Core Surgical Training Committee
On behalf of the 4 Surgical Colleges of the UK and Ireland, the JCST wishes to set up a small, high level
intercollegiate committee to oversee and advise on core/early years surgical training. As the first step
in the process, we are looking for an exceptional individual to chair this group and to work with the JCST
Chairman to finalise its terms of establishment and to set the direction of travel for its future operation.
Immediate priorities will include defining the structure of core surgical training and agreeing an approach
to quality enhancement, as well as building links with other bodies working in this area.
Those applying for the post should have active or very recent experience as a surgical trainer, working
with early years surgical trainees, and be familiar with both the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum
Programme (ISCP) and the regulatory framework governing surgical training. We are looking for an individual
with a clear vision combined with flexibility, pragmatism and strong leadership and organisational skills.
A job description, person specification and application form for the post are available from Sallie Nicholas,
Head of the JCST Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 020 7869 6240). The JCST Chairman, Mr Chris Munsch,
is also available to discuss the post and can be contacted via the JCST secretariat.
The appointment will be made by an intercollegiate panel chaired by the JCST Chairman. The proposed date
for interviews, which will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, is 30 September 2010
Deadline for applications: 1 September 2010
CSTC Chair Application Form
CSTC Chair Job Description
CSTC Chair Person Specification
SAC Member Vacancy for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A vacancy has arisen for a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Member on the JCST Special Advisory Committee.
For more information, please go to JCST website.
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2010
Vacancies for Members on the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC)
The JCST(Joint Committee on Surgical Training) acts jointly on behalf of the four surgical Royal Colleges
of the UK and Ireland, and the Specialist Surgical Associations in Great Britain and Ireland for all matters
in relation to surgical training in the UK and Ireland. It is organised on a Committee structure; the JCST
is the parent body responsible for policy issues and delegates matters relating to each surgical specialty
to its subcommittees, the SACs. The JCST is looking for practising NHS consultants to make a real
contribution to the following surgical specialties:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
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