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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

Communications and Media Lead (Full-time – Permanent)

Job Overview

Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 400 projects in more than 80 countries through 3,000 volunteers.

Our vision is of a world in which vulnerable people affected by war, natural disasters, disease, hunger, poverty or exclusion get the healthcare they need.

We are looking for a Communications and Media Lead to help us to grow the organisation’s profile and reputation through external communications, such as mainstream media coverage and planned communications campaigns to support our fundraising, positioning and advocacy goals.

The Communications and Media Lead should have an appetite to help us reach new and diverse audiences, to grow our supporter base and unrestricted income, and to be successful in our advocacy campaigns. In this role you will collect stories about our work and tell them to different audiences, using creativity and brilliant storytelling to engage people through web, email and social media channels that optimises opportunities and engagement from the public and other stakeholders.

Doctors of the World UK has been growing its impact and income over the last five years and has ambitious plans which put communications at the heart of its campaigning, communications and fundraising work. The Communications and Media Lead will be a crucial part of the Development team. You will work closely with our digital agency in updating and managing the Doctors of the World website.

Location

Remote working until further notice, with London based head office

How to Apply

To apply, please email a CV, covering letter and 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 which do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience and competencies will not be shortlisted.

Please mark the subject of your email as ‘Communication and Media Lead – Application’

Role Description

Additional Information Form

Deadline for Applications

18th April 2021

Expected Dates of Interview

26th April 2021

Research Data Coordinator (2 days a week – Fixed Term Contract until end of September 2021)

Job Overview

Doctors of the World (DOTW) UK is a medical humanitarian organisation and part of the international Médecins du Monde network. In the UK, we run clinic and advocacy programmes that provide medical care, information and practical support to excluded people, such as destitute migrants, sex workers and people with no fixed address.

As DOTW’s Research Data Coordinator, you will play an important role in challenging health exclusion by ensuring that the work of our Services team is visible through high quality data for use in research, advocacy and quality improvement.

Using your advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience in database management, you will lead on the development of a data support service within our Services team, prepare monthly data analysis reports for a range of stakeholders and work across the team to improve our data and reporting mechanisms.

For more information on the role, please see the job profile.

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 email a CV, covering letter and 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 ‘Research Data Coordinator – Application’

Role Description

Additional Information Form

Deadline for applications

Monday 19th April 2021

Expected Dates of Interview

Tuesday 27th April 2021

Clinic, Helpline and Hospital Access Coordinator (4 days a week – 6 months FTC)

Job Overview

As Doctors of the World UK’s Clinic, Helpline and Hospital Access Coordinator, you will reduce health inequalities by coordinating our clinic and our advice line (alongside a wider team), and by managing a caseload of people refused secondary care (hospital care or non-primary care services in the community).

You will support the Clinic and Helpline Lead by providing day-to-day coordination and supervision of our east London clinic and office-based patient helpline. During any COVID-19 lockdown, this will include coordination of our remotely staffed services. You will provide support and oversight to volunteers delivering these services, including assistance in resolving complex cases on behalf of vulnerable service users, with support from the GP Clinical Lead for clinical concerns.

You will help provide a welcoming, engaging and safe space for our broad and diverse volunteer team, leading by example in how to communicate with both colleagues and service users. Your good people skills will be important for this, as will your understanding and ability in volunteer management and supervision. You will have substantive experience in working with volunteer teams to deliver health or social care services to vulnerable groups.

You will draw on your experience of delivering effective advocacy on behalf of excluded groups as you work on complex cases and equip and empower volunteers in their roles at Doctors of the World.  You will have strong administrative and coordination skills, which you will apply to ensure the smooth delivery of DOTW’s services.

In addition, with the support of the Hospital Access Project Lead you will deliver DOTW’s secondary care casework through management of a caseload of complex cases, where appropriate challenging a hospital’s decision to refuse, delay or charge for care.

You will work closely with the rest of the UK Programme Team to identify secondary care cases and will liaise with the Hospital Access Project Lead and Policy and Advocacy team to identify cases that are relevant for advocacy purposes. You will collect case studies and testimony from people directly affected by the charging regime as part of an effort to change harmful policy practices.

By enabling the organisation to better speak about what we know from our experience of providing advocacy and health services to vulnerable people struggling to access NHS secondary care, you will help effect lasting change for excluded people who are denied their right to healthcare.

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 email a CV, covering letter and 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 which do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience and competencies will not be shortlisted.

Please mark the subject of your email as ‘Clinic, Helpline and Hospital Access Coordinator – Application’

Role Description

Additional Information Form

Deadline for Applications

18th April 2021

Expected Dates of Interview

29th April 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

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