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  • The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is the umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK, and our mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions. We have 33 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.


Arthritis Action is currently recruiting for the position of Fundraising Manager to join their team in London.

To apply, please download the job description below and email your CV with accompanying cover letter addressing how you meet the person specification, to Despina: .

Applications should be received by 5pm on Monday 21 January, at the latest. The first stage of interviews will be held at Arthritis Action’s office in Victoria on 24 January 2019.

Visit the job posts page on the Arthritis Action website to download the job description.

FOREUM – Foundation for Research in Rheumatology – announces its Call for International Fellowships (1 year).

FOREUM is committed to funding and promoting scientific research into rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMD) and has a goal to foster links between rheumatology units in different countries. Consistent with these goals is the establishment of a call for international fellowships that have the specific objective of facilitating the development of research capacity and training high-calibre applicants in RMD research.

Letters of intent can be submitted until 15 February 2019. If you are interested to apply for a grant, please find all information on the application page on the FOREUM website.

Arthritis Research UK have an exciting opportunity to help a major charity build excellent and impactful research. They are seeking a highly skilled Research Programme Manager, to join the Research Awards and Translation Team to manage the charity’s research funding activities.

Location: London or Chesterfield 
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week 
Salary: £38,000 – £41,000 + Benefits 
Contract type: Fixed 12 months 
Closing date: by midnight on Sunday 12 August

Download the job description and person specification (Word 174KB)

Read more about the role from the website.


Arthritis Research UK’s vision is to develop and cultivate a UK-wide community of multi-disciplinary learners, leaders and influencers of change in musculoskeletal health services, with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of lives for people affected by musculoskeletal conditions.

Together with Ashridge Executive Education, we have created a bespoke leadership initiative, which individuals through a unique development programme to become Champions of musculoskeletal care. The programme will be tailored to meet individual leadership development needs and ensure that Champions are supported and coached to drive tangible improvements in MSK services within their local health systems. If your application to this programme is successful, you will be supported and coached to drive improvements in musculoskeletal care within your local health system.

We are looking for individuals who are involved in the design, commissioning and/or delivery of musculoskeletal care, including front line clinicians, public health practitioners, commissioners and service managers.

We are committed to representing the communities within the system that we aim to affect, and so the cohorts of champions will be multidisciplinary and diverse and instead of hierarchical position, we will focus on the potential to lead, adapt to change and deliver impact.

The Programme:
Duration of 18-20 months and involves:

  • 5 x residential learning modules at Ashridge Executive Education.
  • Development and delivery of a work-based MSK service improvement project.
  • 4 x Action Learning Sets.
  • Access to Virtual Ashridge – an online learning tool to complement your learning.
  • Ongoing support and connection with Arthritis Research UK and your fellow Champions.
  • Support from a network of mentors; eminent leaders within the MSK sector.
  • Support from a panel of patient insight partners.

The Champions:
Throughout the consultation stage we were struck by the need to ensure the cohorts are fully representative of the breadth and diversity of the MSK workforce. As such, we are looking for individuals who are involved in the design, commissioning and/or delivery of MSK care, including front line clinicians, public health practitioners, commissioners and service managers. To ensure cohorts are multidisciplinary and diverse we will focus less on hierarchical position and take into consideration the potential to lead, adapt to change and deliver impact.

Key dates:
Programme open for applications – 9 April 2018
Deadline for applications – 17 June 2018
Interviews – w/c 16th and 23 July 2018
Programme starts – w/c 22 October 2018

If you would like to find out more about this amazing opportunity and how to apply, please visit the application page.

Location: Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8EQ
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £28,500 – £30,500
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 9am 21 May 2018

Download the job description and person specification here. (Word 123KB)

About the role:
As Policy Officer you will lead on specific projects, developing policy positions, commissioning research and producing reports and consultation responses.

You will also contribute to the wider work of the team and Directorate by representing the charity on cross-sector groups, attending stakeholder meetings and participating in public affairs events and conferences. Strong analytical and communication skills, together with a flexible and engaging approach are vital.

See more details on the website.

Clinical Champions Officer
Location: London or Chesterfield (with regular UK-wide travel)
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £28,500 – £31,500
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: midnight on Sunday 7 January 2018

Download the job description and person specification (Word 121KB) and see the page
on for more details.

The Department for Work and Pensions is looking to second people with a professional or lived experience of musculoskeletal conditions to work on an exciting, new project. The Community Partners Programme is a new initiative working with Jobcentre colleagues to enhance our service to customers with disabilities and health conditions.

We are looking to second a colleague from a local organisation to be a Musculoskeletal Community Partner to work across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. We are looking to arrange secondments with organisations who would like their colleagues to gain valuable experience in a government department, and to share their specialist skills and knowledge to enhance the supported to Jobcentre colleagues with disabilities and health conditions.

The role is initially for 12 months, but could be extended for a further 11 months.
If you would like more information, or to see a job description, please email Laura Cook or call 07384 248684.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 December 2017.

NICE is looking for members to join the persistent pain guideline committee.

They are looking for:

  • two general practitioners
  • a pain specialist
  • a physician with interest in pain
  • a liaison psychiatrist
  • a pharmacist
  • an allied health professional
  • a commissioner
  • a pain psychologist
  • a nurse specialist or practitioner
  • a public health professional.

They are also looking for co-opted expert witnesses with the following background or experience:

  • an addiction specialist
  • a social worker.

Find full details here on the NICE website.
NICE are also recruiting for lay members to join the committee:

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 22 November 2017.