Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 350 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. Through our health programmes and advocacy, we work to ensure excluded people overcome barriers to realising their right to healthcare.
We work with and for:
» People in crisis, providing life-saving humanitarian healthcare in times of war and after natural disasters.
» Migrants in vulnerable situations, including by advocating for the right to healthcare across Europe.
» People at risk of harm, especially from HIV and AIDS or hepatitis C, such as drug users and sex workers
» Women and girls’ right to sexual and reproductive health
DOTW’s programme provides direct services and leads policy and advocacy work to help people across the UK who are excluded from health services, such as people experiencing homelessness, migrants, refugees, sex workers and people with no fixed address access, to access essential healthcare. Our services are run by volunteer doctors, nurses, midwives, and support workers who provide basic short-term healthcare and help to get people registered with their local GP.
We believe that every person living in the UK has the right to healthcare, and we work to influence public policy and local implementation to reduce health inequalities and ensure access to healthcare for all. This role will contribute to this by ensuring our new projects run to a high standard, supporting even more service users and volunteers.
DOTW tackles health inequalities by helping some of the most marginalised with vulnerabilities in health to access healthcare and wider support services via our clinic and advocacy programme. We provide holistic health assessments for service users to identify risks, stressors and protective factors that might impact on health. You will reduce health inequalities by coordinating our clinic and our advice line (alongside a wider team).
14th May 2023
Expected Dates of Interview
Thursday 18th May 2023
How to apply
To apply, please include CV, covering letter and completed additional information form. 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.