Vacancy for James Lind Alliance Adviser

Application form

Please complete and submit this application form by midnight on Sunday 18th June 2023.

If you have any questions please contact us at

We may ask you to attend an online interview.  At present the dates for these are scheduled to be in late July 2023.

Your application answers will only be saved on submission of the form so you may wish to save your answers elsewhere and then copy and paste them into this form when you have finished.

Applicant details
Communication skills (5%)

Demonstration of high-level communication skills with a diverse range of stakeholders relevant to the JLA (e.g. clinicians and patients)  gained through a range of activities.

High-level chairing skills (10%)

Please provide an example of where you have chaired a meeting with a diverse range of participants and describe a situation where you have chaired a meeting where you have had to manage a sensitive situation and how it was handled. Please include details of the groups and number of people involved.  

High-level facilitation skills (10%)

Please describe your experience of facilitating meetings or workshops including examples where there have been a diverse range of participants, or any incidents that have required careful or sensitive management.  Please also tell us about your experience of facilitating groups online and any techniques you employ to ensure the experience is still interactive and inclusive for the participants.

Knowledge and experience (10%)

Please describe your knowledge and experience of the JLA priority setting process and any direct involvement with one or more PSPs, clearly stating your role and contribution and any experience of using the JLA Guidebook.

Project management skills (5%)
Availability and flexibility (5%)

The JLA works as a small, supportive team, taking collective and timely responsibility for decision making.  Please provide examples of where you have worked in this way.  We recognise that you may have other existing work that could be undertaken alongside JLA Activity if you become a JLA Adviser.  Please describe your current working patterns (if any) and how you would anticipate delivering JLA activity around any other work that you do.  

Additional Documentation (5%)

Please submit your CV which will be reviewed for relevance to the JLA Adviser role and provide the names and contact details of two referees who we may contact.

Refereree 1

Referee 2

Interviews (50%)

If invited to attend an interview, the interview will contribute a further 50% toward the final scores. 

Privacy, equality and diversity

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our values and vital to the success of the James Lind Alliance.  We would like to ask for some information about your personal characteristics.  Answering these questions is optional, but by completing the equality and diversity form it will help us to build a picture of how applicants reflect the diversity of the community we are serving, as well as allowing us to understand the support that needs to be in place for our JLA Advisers to work successfully. 

Answers are confidential and will not be shared with anyone else.  We want our JLA Advisers to feel welcomed for who they are and to feel included and supported. Information you share will not influence the recruitment decision-making process.

By completing this application form you are agreeing to your details being added to our database. Your personal information is held and used in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The Department of Health and Social Care is the Data Controller under GDPR. Under GDPR, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. Information collected from you will not be passed to any third party outside the JLA without your consent except where we are under a statutory obligation or entitled to do so by law. Applicants may be assured that JLA is committed to protecting privacy and to processing all personal information in a manner that meets the requirements of GDPR. You can ask for your details to be removed from our database at any time.

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