Help us to make the right decisions about organ donation
UK Donation Ethics Committee
Organ donation and transplantation is one of medicine’s great success stories, transforming tens of thousands of lives every year. There is an ambitious programme across the UK to increase the levels of organ donation significantly.
Organ donation often occurs in difficult clinical circumstances and at a time of great emotional distress. To support clinical staff working in these circumstances an independent UK-wide Donation Ethics Committee is being formed to help explore the ethical, legal and professional issues that arise.
|We are looking for up to 14 members for the UK Donation Ethics
Committee and are particularly looking for skill or experience in:
• ethics, particularly in a medical, cultural and faith context
• the medicine and science of intensive care, organ donation and transplantation
• patient issues both for donors, donor families and transplant recipients
|Committee members will be expected to attend quarterly meetings, some or all of which may be in London, possibly with some sub-group work. Members may also be required to give ad-hoc advice in office hours. The initial appointment is for a 2-year term with an expected time commitment of about 8 days a year. Members will be paid a daily rate and reimbursed for travel and subsistence costs.|
How to apply
If you think you have the qualities we require and want to apply, please call 0870 240 3802 during office hours or go to:www.appointments.org.uk/vacancies, quoting reference DH9049, for an information pack (which is available in large
type or Braille or on tape).
The closing date for applications: 20th July 2009. Interviews will be held in central London in September 2009.
We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve. We particularly want to hear from women and people from black and minority ethnic communities who are able to make a real contribution to this organisation. Please note this is a public appointment, not employment. See www.appointments.org.uk or www.sector1.net for more public appointments being filled by the Appointments Commission