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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

THET Programmes Officer

THET Chair

THET Trustee

Digital Engagement Volunteer, UK

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ABOUT THET

Today, one billion people will never see a qualified health worker in their lives. Since 1988, THET has been working to change this. From reducing maternal deaths in Uganda to improving the quality of hospital care for injured children in Myanmar, we work to strengthen local health systems and build a healthier future for all.

We do this by leveraging the expertise and energy of the UK health community, supporting Health Partnerships between NHS institutions, Royal Medical Colleges and academic institutions in the UK and those overseas.

In the past ten years THET has reached over 100,000 health workers across 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia in partnership with over 130 UK institutions.

 

THET is an exceptionally friendly place to work, and we have maintained this reputation throughout the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our most recent staff survey for example, we scored >79% satisfaction ratings across 12 of 15 questions, an 89% approval rating for how the charity is responding to COVID-19.

We have also recently experienced a period of growth bringing the total number of staff at THET to c. 50. Of these, 60% are based in the UK and have access to an office near Regent’s Park in London. However, in the past eighteen months we have very actively encouraged applicants from other parts of the UK who are happy to be home-working.

THET offers a range of benefits including 25 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus 3 days winter closure between Christmas and New Year; 5% pension contribution when Employee contributes 3%; Cycle to work scheme; and a Child Care voucher scheme.

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OPPORTUNITIES

THET Chair

Title: THET Chair

Remuneration: The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration.

Location: THET main office: London (Remote attendance at meetings can be facilitated).

Closing date: 14th October 2021

About the role

The Chair of THET gives strategic leadership to the charity, chairs the Board of Trustees (the Board of Directors of the incorporated charitable company), ensures high quality governance in accordance with the requirements of charity law and good practice, is an important ambassador for THET’s cause and offers guidance and support to the Chief Executive.

Time commitment:

Essential:

  • 4 half-day Board meetings each year (including 1hour Trustee only pre meet, 3 hours Board meeting and annual 30-minute AGM)
  • Annual Strategy ‘away-day’
  • Annual review conversations/meetings with each trustee (<11 hours annually)
  • Monthly meeting with CEO

N.B. Extraordinary Board meetings may be called.

Ad hoc:

  • Mentorship and strategic guidance to the CEO and other staff.

Negotiable commitment (dependent upon Chair expertise, interests and availability):

  • Finance, Risk and Governance Committee (2 hours 4 times a year)
  • Remuneration committee (<2 hours once a year)
  • Programme Quality Committee (2 hours 4 times a year)
  • External Engagement Committee (2 hours twice a year)
  • Specific impact topic meetings – e.g. equality and diversity (1 hour 4-6 times a year)

Opportunities to attend:

  • Annual Conference
  • Receptions and fund-raising events

To access the full job description, please click here

THET is an equal opportunity employer. This role will commence in October 2021. To apply please send a Cover letter and CV to jobs@thet.org

THET Trustee

Title: THET Trustee

Reporting to: Chair of Board of Trustees

Remuneration: The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration.

Location: THET main office: London (Remote attendance at meetings can be facilitated).

Closing date: 14th October

Time commitment:

Essential:

  • 4 half-day Board meetings each year (including 30-minute AGM)
  • Annual Strategy ‘away-day’
  • Annual review meeting with Chair (<1 hour annually)

(total of approx. 20 hours per annum + reading time)

N.B. Extraordinary Board meetings may be called.

Ad hoc:

  • Mentorship and strategic guidance to the CEO and other staff

 

Negotiable commitment (dependent upon Trustee expertise, interests and availability):

  • Finance, Risk and Governance Committee (2 hours 4 times a year)
  • Remuneration committee (<2 hours once a year)
  • Programme Quality Committee (2 hours 4 times a year)
  • External Engagement Committee (2 hours twice a year)
  • Specific impact topic meetings – e.g. equality and diversity (1 hour 4-6 times a year)

Opportunities to attend:

  • Annual Conference
  • Receptions and fund-raising events

To access a full role description, please click here.

THET is an equal opportunity employer. To apply please send a Cover letter and CV to jobs@thet.org. The appointment will be made October 2021.

Digital Engagement Volunteer

Job Title: Digital Engagement Volunteer

Reports to: Digital Engagement Officer

Salary: Volunteer Position

Hours: 2-3 days a week depending on availability

Location: Working from home (organisation-wide policy due to COVID-19)

Length of contract: Minimum of three months with possibility for extension.
Key Contacts: External Engagement Team

About the Role

THET is looking for a Digital Engagement Volunteer to join our External Engagement Team. You will be joining THET at a very exciting time of growth for the charity, as we look to build and develop digital transformation within the organisation.

The role is ideal for a person who wants to gain experience in the international development sector, specialising in digital trends and technology. THET is a friendly, innovative, medium-sized charity which occupies a very distinctive place at the interface between the NHS and health services across Africa and Asia.

You will work within a small and dynamic team to help THET build and flourish in the virtual space. This position will have a valuable impact on the charity’s future identity as we look to diversify both our internal and external practices.

Job Purpose

This role will allow THET to build on its work in the new digital age and its development as a leader in digital transformation. You will assist in:

  • Rolling out THET’s new Digital Transformation policy.
  • Developing internal processes and assisting various teams in their digital interventions.
  • Working with external partners on various projects across the Health Partnerships sector.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks:

1. Assisting the Digital Engagement Officer and External Engagement Team on all digital projects within the organisation.

2. Engage in stakeholder analysis, product testing and training for THET staff on digital trends.

3. Identify areas of improvement for THET to develop from a technical standpoint.

4. Help to maintain current systems and improve processes.

5. Assist health partnerships in bespoke digital project work.

To access the full job description please click here.

How to apply:

Please email your CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) and a covering letter (maximum one side of A4) to ciaran.barbour@thet.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

THET is an equal opportunities employer.

Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK. 

Take a look at our volunteering opportunities!

We have a wide range of exciting opportunities to contribute to health systems strengthening across the world during an unprecedented time. COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on inequalities in access to healthcare and health outcomes. Volunteering enables you to address locally identified needs and provide support where it is needed most.

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