Member of the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)

Body: Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Members are not remunerated but they are entitled to allowances for travel and subsistence incurred on ARSAC business, at rates set by ARSAC in line with current Government policy.
Time Requirements: The Committee normally meets twice a year and on average committee members will receive 3 applications for review per week (approx 1.5 hours per week). Additional time may be required for report writing or involvement in working groups.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC) Members

Mrs Clare Moody has been appointed as Member of the ARSAC for 4 years from 24 April 2017.

The appointments will involve a time commitment of two Committee meetings per year and approximately 1.5 hours per week. There is no remuneration for the roles, but members are entitled to allowances for travel and subsistence at rates set by ARSAC in line with current government policy

These appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this Code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
The appointments are made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. However, in accordance with the Code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Clare has not declared any political activity.

Date: 21/04/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    03/03/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    21/04/2017 at 13:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Health is looking to appoint a Member to ARSAC.

ARSAC members are independent experts in their own field, such as nuclear medicine, radiology, medical physics, radiography, radiopharmacy or clinical oncology. ARSAC Members play a key role in providing specialist advice to the UK Government. The chairman is a medical doctor – currently this is Dr John Rees, Consultant Radiologist based at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

The Committee normally meets twice a year. However, the bulk of members’ work is undertaken throughout the year by post, advising the UK Health Departments on written applications from practitioners for certificates that will enable them to use specific radioactive medicinal products in diagnosis, therapy or research.

Person Specification

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria plus any of the desirable criteria for appointment.

There is 1 vacancy on the ARSAC for a radiographer.


Track record of achievement in Radiography.

  • Be able and prepared to actively contribute to the work of ARSAC
  • Demonstrate the potential to operate effectively on a national expert scientific committee
  • Not be tied to a commercial company in your primary function
  • Be able to consider complex issues across all nuclear medicine disciplines and exercise sound judgement on issues involving service delivery and legal requirements
  • The ability to work as an individual and as part of a team, with a positive and constructive style


  • A current interest in the promotion of good practice in nuclear medicine
  • An established track record in research
  • Significant experience of committee membership

Additional Information

The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

How to Apply

For more information please consider the attached information pack.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio, please call Lynn Slater on 0113 2545336 quoting reference A16-75.

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