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Technical analyst (X 2 18 months FTC)

Posted: 5 Oct 2020 Closes: 3 Nov 2020
Manchester UK M1 4BT, United Kingdom Band 7 £38,890 - £44,503
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Technical analyst (X 2 18 months FTC)

Job Reference: 907-0126

Employer: Department: CfG Location: Manchester UK M1 4BT Salary: Band 7 £38,890 - £44,503

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by:

• Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
• Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
• Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London and is on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. No other roles attract this supplement.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from NICE Recruitment 'The Hire Lab'. If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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Are you an experienced and enthusiastic systematic reviewer who is ready to join a highly skilled and experienced Public Health Internal Guidelines Development team? You will also get the satisfaction of knowing your work will directly improve health and social care in England.

The Centre for Guidelines develops guidance on the promotion of good health and social care and the prevention of ill health, the appropriate treatment and care for people with specific diseases and conditions, and service delivery. The guidance is used by those working in the NHS, local government, social care, and patients and their families. Within the Centre, the Public Health Internal Guideline Development team is responsible for developing public health guidelines. We currently have vacancies for 2 technical analysts for 18 months.

You will be responsible for:

• Critically appraising and systematically reviewing the evidence base for each review question

• Presenting the systematic reviews to an advisory committee and assisting in drafting the final guidance.

You will possess a variety of skills and proven demonstrable experience:

• evidence-based decision making

• managing the generation of research and evidence related products

• systematic reviewing procedures and techniques - including critical appraisal, interpretation and synthesis of health care research evidence

• excellent communication skills (written and oral)

• working independently to tight deadlines

• establishing good working relationships with a range of professional and working flexibly as part of a team

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Hugh McGuire, Technical Adviser ( or 02070452111)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

* We offer a range of benefits including the NHS pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme
* We provide a thorough induction programme
* Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities
* We promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance
* We value equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community
* We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in line with the NHS Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

Please provide full contact details for all referees within your application form including email addresses. Referees provided must include your current line manager and cover the last two employers.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please note all contact is made via our NICE recruitment system The Hire Lab. Please check your account regularly. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK. (Please refer to attached guidance documents for further details). Failure to bring the required proof will mean that we may be unable to proceed with your interview.

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