Helping detainees in need of medical assistance

Medical Justice Vacancy : Clinical Visits Trainer

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Vacancy : Clinical Visits Trainer
Salary : £20,088 for 2 days a week (£50,220 pro-rata)
Start date : As soon as possible

Medical Justice aims to eradicate medical mistreatment in immigration detention. We are the only organisation in the UK dedicated to sending independent volunteer clinicians to asses immigration detainees, document their medical evidence of torture, other serious medical conditions, injuries sustained during attempts to remove them from the UK, and to challenge any instances of inadequate healthcare. We deal with 1,000 referrals a year. We have 10 members of staff and a dedicated team of volunteers – 80 clinicians and 100 interpreters.

Medical evidence from our casework forms the basis of our research which documents the toxic effect of immigration detention on detainees. We work for lasting change through policy, parliamentary and media work, strategic litigation and through galvanised medical professionals.

Job Title : Clinical Visits Trainer
Salary : £20,088 for 2 days a week (£50,220 pro-rata)
Reports to : Clinical Advisor
Job purpose : This doctor will visit vulnerable immigration detainees with potential volunteer clinicians shadowing, thereby developing our pool of volunteers trained to visit detainees. The types of cases we are referred are becoming increasingly complex and in this role, you will make a large impact on our ability to help as many detainees as we possibly can. Visiting for the first time is eye opening, and clinicians’ impressions and experiences during their shadow visits often lead to a longer term commitment to volunteering.

Working hours : Part time, 2 days a week
Where based : In the Medical Justice office near Finsbury Park, London, with flexibility to visit immigration removal centres, and work at home occasionally.
Length of contract : 1 year, with renewal if funding available. The probation period is 6 months
Holidays : 28 days per year pro-rata plus statutory bank holidays

Timings
Deadline for applications : Midnight Wednesday 10th April 2019.
Shortlisted candidates notified : Friday 12th April 2019
Interviews : Tuesday 16th April 2019 at the Medical Justice office
Start date : Ideally, as soon as possible.

To apply
Please see the Job Description complete the Application Form and email, together with your CV, to m.kamara@medicaljustice.org.uk