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VOLUNTEER ROLES

Our work would simply not be possible without our amazing volunteers. You can help us change lives right now – and develop valuable skills and friendships along the way. Find our FAQ here.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

We collaborate with the Médecins du Monde network to send volunteers to projects around the world. More information can be found here.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Volunteer GP

Job Overview

Doctors of the World’s UK programme provides direct services and leads policy and advocacy work to help excluded people across the UK, such as vulnerable migrants, sex workers and people with no fixed address, access essential healthcare.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our face-to-face static clinic service in east London. However, we have continued to provide support through an advice line and remote consulting system.

We believe it is important to reopen the clinic on a part-time basis in 2021 to ensure service users who don’t have access to a phone or internet can still get support. The clinic will be initially staffed by a staff member, a volunteer clinic support worker, and a volunteer clinician (doctor or nurse). We’re looking for a Volunteer GP to join our team in preparation for the reopening of the clinic.

Doctors of the World volunteers provide a highly empathetic and practical service to our service users, making a real difference to people’s lives. If you are a fully qualified GP with full GMC registration and licence to practice, are passionate about improving access to healthcare, and enjoy working in a team on often complex and challenging cases, then you should consider applying!

You will be responsible for providing first line medical care to service users in a clinic setting. You will diagnose and treat as appropriate, offering prescriptions as required, summarise consultation notes into letters for service users, and advocate on their behalf. You will also promote healthy living and provide information on other appropriate services.

As a Doctors of the World volunteer, you will gain experience working inside a humanitarian organisation making a real difference and will have the chance to develop further transferrable skills through the variety of engaging work you will be involved in, as well as regular training sessions. Daily debriefs and regular supervisions are just part of the support our small staff team provides.

All volunteers who carry out a face-to-face role will be required to submit a COVID-19 individual risk assessment (see the Alama Covid Age test: https://alama.org.uk/covid-19-medical-risk-assessment/). Only those who are “low risk vulnerability” will be able to perform a face-to-face role.

Those with lived experience of migration, the asylum system, homelessness, or exclusion from health services are encouraged to apply.

Location
Doctors of the World UK Clinic, The People’s Place, 80-92 High St, London E15 2NE

How to Apply

To apply, please review the attached role description and email a CV, a completed additional information form and a cover letter highlighting the following points to hradmin@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk:

What are your motivations for applying?
What are your expectations from this role?
What skills could you bring to the role?

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 ‘Volunteer GP”.

Volunteer GP Job Profile
Additional Information Form

Deadline for Applications
24th January 2021

Expected Dates of Interview
Interviews will start from the 2nd week of February 2021.

Volunteer Student Placement: Ongoing

Job Overview

Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 300 projects in more than 70 countries through 3,000 volunteers.

In the UK we provide acute medical care and advocacy from a drop-in clinic in east London, supporting some of society’s most vulnerable and marginalised people to access mainstream health services. Over the coming years, we plan to develop and expand our services to meet growing demand.

We believe that every person has the right to primary healthcare, and will advocate tirelessly on behalf of those facing barriers, whether they are vulnerable migrants, sex workers or people with no fixed address.

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.

Location
Home-based

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 hradmin@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

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”.

Volunteer Student Placement Job Profile
Placement Request Form
Additional Information Form

Expected Dates of Interview
Ongoing

COVID-19 Advocacy Project Lead (12-month fixed term contract)

 

Job Overview

Doctors of the World UK is looking for an organised and motivated individual to lead our COVID-19 advocacy work as the pandemic continues to disproportionately impact migrant, BAME, and other marginalised communities in the UK. In this role, you will have the opportunity to coordinate a fast-paced project fighting for equal access to COVID-19 vaccinations, information, testing, and treatment. We are looking to appoint a suitable candidate ASAP so applications will be reviewed as received.

 

Location

Remote due to current circumstances, otherwise located in London.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please review the role profile below and email a CV, cover letter, and a completed additional information form to hradmin@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk. Please mark the subject of your email as ‘COVID-19 Advocacy Project Lead Application”.

Your CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) should be clearly tailored to the position and 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.

 

COVID-19 Advocacy Project Lead Role Profile

Additional Information Form

 

Closing Date

Monday, 1st February 2021

As our COVID-19 advocacy work is ongoing, we are looking to appoint a suitable candidate as soon as possible. We will review applications on receipt and suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. We reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. 

Interview Date

TBC

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