Health Referent – General Practitioner – GP

Can you use your health expertise to shape our humanitarian health response?

Role: Health Referent – General Practitioner

Hours: Part-time, 20% of full-time (equivalent to 1 day per week)

Pay: Up to £175 GBP gross per day (dependent on experience, qualifications, and registrations)

Duration: Open – ended

Location: Hybrid working with potential travel to Manchester UK-Med Office and deployment to any of the UK-Med response including Ukraine and or to various field offices

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

We are seeking a small number of health professionals to join us as part-time Health Referents to build on the health expertise in our core team.  Our core Health Team has significant expertise in humanitarian healthcare and has always brought in additional expert support through consultancies when required.  Following a period of significant growth, we are looking to bring specific expertise into the core team on an ongoing basis through a group of part-time Health Referents.

Our Health Referents will bring specific technical expertise in a variety to health fields to ensure that UK-Med’s programme design and implementation remains in line with current best practice.

As a Health Referent, you will provide clinical / technical health expertise and advice, contributing to our work through:

  • Providing evidence-based advise and guidance to our health teams in humanitarian contexts in their planning and work
  • Helping design and review SoPs, policies, and guidance documents for your field of expertise
  • Developing and reviewing capacity building interventions (e.g. training sessions, online learning packages, coaching) to develop skills of UK-Med personnel and our partners (e.g. Ministry of Health staff, other NGOs)
  • Helping to ensure we have the right people working in humanitarian responses by shaping role descriptions, person specifications, selection interview questions and model answers
  • Working on programme design and proposal preparation for work linked to your expertise
  • Contribution to quality assurance and after-action reviews of health activities

Our ideal candidates will be a highly skilled health professionals with significant experience of humanitarian health responses.  You will be flexible enough to respond to urgent requests, and able to deliver against longer-term objectives working independently with minimal guidance.

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through your work.

To apply:

To apply, please complete the application process online. Submit a current CV and a supporting letter (1-2 pages) that includes:

  • A detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the essential criteria in the person specification found in the Candidate Information Pack – GP 2023.

Applications must be submitted no later than than Friday 27th January 2023

Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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