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International Health Adviser


Type of role:Healthcare
Location:Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Salary:£36,500 per annum
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:17 Jul 2019
Interview date:ASAP
Start date:ASAP

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

To provide professional nursing expertise in the screening and preparation of volunteers and employees to work for VSO, and provide support and advice to VSO country offices and volunteers / employees when they are ill.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You should have experience in travel health medicine as well as pre-deployment health screening, and will need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to build relationships in a complex organisation and prioritise a varied and demanding workload. .

Competencies and Behavior.

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;

• A friendly and supportive office environment
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Competitive pension with Scottish Widows
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Personal accident insurance
• Season Ticket Loan
• Cycle to work scheme
• Professional development
• Additional Leave for Parents and Carers
• VDU Eye Care Vouchers

This role is based in London (Kingston upon Thames).
VSO is unfortunately unable to provide sponsorship, so candidates MUST have the right to work in the UK.

Owing to the urgency of this appointment, VSO will be reviewing applications as they arrive

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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