DAA members may be interested to know that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently seeking applications (by 15th December) for a ‘core’ community member to join the committee who develop public health guidance on a range of different topics.
The core community member of this committee will play a key role in making sure that the views, experiences and interests of the public, especially vulnerable community groups, are included in the committee’s decision-making.
The appointment will be for a period of 3 years and committee meetings will take place in central London. The successful applicant will be one of 2 community members on the committee and will help to develop a range of different public health guidelines.
NICE would welcome an application from individuals with an understanding of the issues important to service users, families or communities with respect to public health activities and initiatives and are able to reflect the experiences and needs of a wide network of relevant members of the public. This could be as someone who has been involved in activities, groups or campaigns to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific groups of people or as a volunteer or employee of a relevant community or voluntary organisation.
The applicant would need to be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting. Full details of the skills and experience required can be found on the NICE website here.
Community members are paid a fee to attend meetings and NICE cover travel and other expenses. Please see this webpage for further information, dates of meetings and the application form.
Please note, the deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Tuesday 15th December 2015.