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An opportunity to help optimise the health, independence and quality of life of a unique and inspirational group of beneficiaries living with Thalidomide damage.
What will you be doing?
We are currently looking for a clinical professional to join our small, skill-based Board. You will be required to attend three full-day Directors' meetings and at last two half-day Committee meetings each year in Central London.
As well as contributing to broader organisational governance, you will help shape the health & wellbeing support we offer to our beneficiaries and/or play an active role in our new claims process.
What are we looking for?
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Current or recent experience in a patient-facing role within the NHS.
- Broad clinical knowledge
- Experience in an area of health which is relevant to our beneficiaries as they age (e.g. pain management, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal problems, mental health).
- An understanding of different approached to self-care and enabling effective health self-management
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and evidence of valuing the contribution of different disciplines in providing a holistic model of care.
- Good current understanding of the NHS and the interface between health and social care.
- Knowledge of current health policy and an understanding of the implications for our beneficiaries.
- Interest in, and an appreciation of, how disability impacts on broader health.
- A caring, empathetic and non-judgemental attitude.
- A team player with a collaborative approach and experience of effective partnership working with service users.
- Commitment to the vision and strategic goals of the Trust and an appreciation of, and respect for, the unique position of the Trust’s beneficiaries.
- Available to attend three full day board meetings and at least two half-day committee meetings each year.
DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Strong IT skills and an understanding of current technology as it applies to health and social care and to organisation management.
- Experience of producing health information in an accessible format for patients.
- A natural networker with a persuasive manner.
What difference will you make?
We are looking for an energetic individual with broad clinical knowledge, current or recent experience in a patient-facing role in the NHS, and a good understanding of health policy and practice and the interface between health and social care to help the charity achieve its vision - and ensure that we are delivering the best possible services and support to enable our beneficiaries to optimise their health, independence and quality of life.
What's in it for the volunteer?
This is an opportunity to utilise your clinical knowledge and understanding of health policy and practice to improve the lives of a small group of individuals with complex needs.
We offer the opportunity to work with a unique, forward-looking organisation and interact with an inspiring community of beneficiaries.
Before you apply
Please apply for this role via Reach Volunteering. We will also require you to fill out our own application form. Please read our attached letter from the Chair of Trustees, and then to apply please submit a short statement (no more than two sides of A4) explaining why you want to become a trustee of the Thalidomide Trust and how you meet the requirements of the person specification.
Interview date: TBC
No agencies please
Posted on: 21 August 2018
Closing Date: Friday 3 November 2018