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Exciting opportunity to join Doctors of the World’s board of trustees
Doctors of the World are looking for people with lived experience of migration or exclusion from health services to join their board of trustees. This is an exciting opportunity for volunteer trustees to use their expert insight of lived experience of migration (for example as an asylum seeker, refugee, or undocumented migrant) to improve service user-led approach in the governance of the organisation.
Training, mentorship, and direct support from the organisation’s experts by experience group, National Health Advisors, will be provided. See attached poster for more information.
How to apply
Contact our Director Ellen Waters to arrange an informal chat about the role: EWaters@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk You will submit a CV and a cover letter in the application form linked below. Please specify in your cover letter if you are a service user of DOTW or already involved in volunteering with the DOTW.
For more information on the role, including a person specification, please refer to the role profile.
One Canada Square, London E14 5AA or remotely.
31st October 2021
Volunteer Student Placement: Ongoing
During the COVID-19 crisis, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our drop-in clinic service, however, we have continued to support people through the advice line and remote GP consultations.
When a service user calls, we check whether they are aware of the current COVID-19 guidance, screen for symptoms, and ensure they have access to information on COVID-19 in community languages. We’ve continued to provide support to those people who presented with other health issues or required help to access antenatal care, terminations, mental health support, inhalers, to register with GPs, and more.
Our services are staffed by volunteer support workers, caseworkers, nurses, and doctors. These volunteers provide a highly empathetic and practical service to our service users, making a real difference to people’s lives.
Our effective, committed and enthusiastic team is looking to incorporate new volunteers. If you are passionate about access to healthcare and enjoy working in a team on often complex and challenging cases, then you should consider becoming a Doctors of the World volunteer!
Those with lived experience of migration, the asylum system, homelessness or exclusion from health services are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
To apply, please review the attached role description and email a CV, the Placement request form and a completed additional information form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your CV and cover letter should be clearly tailored to the position and should reference points from the person specification section of the role profile. Applications that do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience and competencies will not be shortlisted.
Please mark the subject of your email as ‘Student placement – request”.
Expected Dates of Interview