Volunteer Health Assessment Doctor

Contract: Volunteer – minimum 2 year commitment

Hours: 7 hours per fortnight

Location: Newcastle

Salary:  Unpaid

Closing date: 19th August 2022

Expected date of interviews: 5th September 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health Assessment Doctor to volunteer in our North East centre and provide clinical services alongside our multi-disciplinary team.  You will perform holistic health assessments for Freedom from Torture’s service users, identifying their current health needs, whether related or unrelated to torture. The assessments will empower service users by helping them to understand their health problems and how to access care from other providers, including the NHS.

It is therefore essential that you have an in depth understanding of the NHS and social care in the UK.  You must be a Qualified Medical Practitioner (MB BS or equivalent) and you must have full GMC registration and a valid current licence to practice.

The successful candidate must also have experience of working with individuals who have suffered physical and psychological trauma and must have the ability to convey messages effectively, tailoring delivery to the needs of recipients.

To view the Role Description and Person Specification, please click here.

Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.

Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.

Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer. People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.