NICE are looking for a community leader or advocate to develop their quality standard on Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups: promoting health and preventing mortality

31st July 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. NICE guidance is based on research evidence and takes into account the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups.

NICE are currently looking for Black, Asian and other minority ethnic group community leaders and their advocates (usually referred to as ‘lay members’ at NICE) to join the committee which will be developing their quality standard on promoting health and preventing mortality for Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.

Interested? See recruitment advert for details of what working with the committee involves, the kind of experience and knowledge NICE are looking for, and how to apply. Recruitment is open until 5pm on Thursday 17 August 2017.

 This quality standard will cover:

  • South Asian people
  • African-Caribbean/black Caribbean people
  • Black African people
  • Other minority ethnic groups including people of Chinese, Middle-Eastern and mixed family origin (which covers people who have parents of 2 or more different ethnic groups)

The ideal experience for this role could be someone who is a community leader for any of these communities, or someone working for an organisation representing the interests of one or more of these communities, advocating on behalf of people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.

NICE would welcome an application from those who have recent experience or knowledge of this topic and are able to reflect the views, experiences and needs of the public to ensure they are included in the development of this quality standard. They need to be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting. NICE lay members are paid a fee to attend meetings and travel and other expenses will be covered.