The Sickle Cell Society is looking for Clinical Leads to join the team and support in delivering the Sickle Cell Children and Young Person’s Peer Mentoring Programme. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young people with Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) across London.
Accountable to: Medical Director
Hours: 12 days per annum
Salary: £350 a day
Length of contract: Fixed term, 24-months (post will be continued subject to the outcome of negotiations with funders).
Clinical Lead – Sickle Cell Children & Young Person’s Peer Mentoring Programme Clinical Leads will be working in partnership with all London ICB’s. The aim of the London Children’s and Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme is to improve the health and wellbeing of young people with SCD through training, emotional support from mentors and peer-support, improve young people’s understanding and management of the condition, improve young people’s ability to negotiate transition from paediatric to adult services, encourage young people’s involvement in volunteering to support others with the condition and engage more with their local community.
About the Sickle Cell Society: The Sickle Cell Society (SCS) is the only national charity in the UK that supports and represents people affected by a SCD. We provide information, advice and support to enable and empower individuals and families to improve their overall quality of life. Approximately 15,000 people in the UK have a SCD. These inherited conditionals predominantly affect people of Black African and Black Caribbean heritage and to a lesser extent people of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Central/South American heritage. We assist and enable people living with SCD to realise their full potential whilst successfully managing the challenges they face in living with this potentially life-limiting condition. We are a small, friendly, and close-knit team of 14 skilled and highly committed staff (9 part-time / 5 full-time) and approximately 30 active volunteers.
• Senior medical professional with Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or General nursing council (GNC) – E
• Experience in managing children or young people with sickle cell – E
• Demonstration of leadership qualities – E
• Experience of participating in quality or safety improvement projects including critical incident reporting – E
• Teaching/Training experience – E
• Child protection level 3 training – E
• Good organisational and communication skills – E
• Team-player with experience of multidisciplinary working – E
• Ability to develop good working relationships – E
• Commitment to service improvement programmes – E
• Experience of working in multi-ethnic and multicultural communities – E
• Higher degree – D
• Management qualification – D
• Formal teaching qualification – D
• Voluntary sector work – D
• Clinic experience with transition / teenage and young adult services – D
Please complete the Application Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date
Please note all applicants must reside in the UK.
Closing date for applications: TBC
Interview date via Zoom or Microsoft Teams; TBC
- Please make sure that you demonstrate how you are suitable for this role in your application by referring to the person specification.
- Please note that we do not accept CVs and all applicants must reside in the UK.
- This post will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at Enhanced Level.
Job Description and Person Specification: Clinical Lead Sickle Cell Children & Young Person’s Peer Mentoring Programme
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