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Qualified Doctor required to join leadership team for the 2014 Journey of a Lifetime across Southern Africa through Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique
29 July 2013

Departing 14th July – Returning 10th August 2014
 
 

Qualified Doctor required to join leadership team for the 2014 Journey of a Lifetime across Southern Africa through Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique 
29 July 2013

Departing 14th July – Returning 10th August 2014

 

Requirements

  • MBChB/MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Full UK GMC registration with no restrictions on their practice or equivalent registration in an EU country. (For UK trained, GMC registered doctors, this requires satisfactory completion of F1 and F2 years prior to the expedition departure date.)
  • Advanced Life Trauma Support qualification (or equivalent such as PHTLS, PHECC, DipIMC, FIMC or DipMM)
  • Expeditionn experience or extensive personal travel in remote areas/developing world locations is an advantage
  • An enthusiasm for expeditioning and the ability to convey this to young people

Leaders need:

  • to be good with youngsters;
  • to be team players;
  • to have a sense of adventure;
  • to be prepared for the hardships associated with travel in remote areas;
  • to have stamina and good level of fitness; and
  • to have a sense of humour.

Ideally (although not essential) we are looking for:

  • leaders who have experience of taking groups of youngsters on outings especially abroad or with activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards;
  • leaders who have qualifications in outdoor education.


Experience of youngsters with disabilities is not specifically sought. Eight leaders including two doctors accompany each expedition. Five of the leaders have led one or more JoLt expeditions already. All leaders are expected to help with the selection of youngsters for JoLt’14 (February 2014); to attend the Preparatory Weekend (May 2014); to participate in leader training days (June 2014) and to attend the expedition reunion (February 2015).

The expedition costs of leaders and youngsters are paid by the trust. The cost to JoLt for each individual to participate in the expedition is approximately £5,000. Leaders are encouraged to do some fundraising. The youngsters are given the challenge of raising at least £600.

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine members are looked for so please mention EWM when applying.

If you are interested in applying to become a JoLt leader please send your CV with full contact details of two referees and a covering letter to reach Simon Gruselle, Chair of Trustees, onsimon_gruselle@jolttrust.org.uk by 10am on Monday 2nd September. Interviews will be held in Harrow, Middlesex on the 14th-15th September 2013.

Written and verbal references will only be taken up for candidates short-listed for interview. The trustees also carry out enhanced CRB checks on all leaders. Copies of key policies including child protection/safeguarding policy and anti-bullying policy can be found on www.jolttrust.org.uk


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