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Events and Communications Officer

Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Location: 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
Reports to: Communications Manager
Accountability and key relationships: The Event and Communications officer will work closely with colleagues in all THET teams; with external colleagues working with THET; with health institutions; and with other key stakeholders.
Salary scale: £24,970 – £28,091 gross per annum (depending on experience)
Length of contract: Permanent

About the role:

We are looking for a motivated and multi-skilled events and communications officer to play a key role in improving the way we communicate with all our target audiences, and in particular with health care professionals.

Responsible for developing and delivering communications products that support our priorities, you will advise on messages and approach utilising a range of channels and techniques (print, digital, social).

You will manage products – such as our member newsletters, annual report – from concept through to distribution, developing and improving these so that they enhance the THET brand and represent best practice.

You will have strong event management skills with an ideal minimum of 2 years’ related experience. Experience of managing external suppliers including sponsors and venues is crucial to successfully fulfil this role. You will need to be a diplomatic and confident verbal communicator who is able to stay calm in busy environments.

Main duties:

  • Work proactively with programme teams, both in the UK and overseas, to identify opportunities for capturing and sharing knowledge, and disseminating information about major progress and impact.
  • Support programme teams to produce effective publications and other knowledge products to communicate key lessons learnt and good practices. Ensure that these products are well presented, tailored for the identified audience, informative, clear and concise.
  • Maintain and update the THET’s website with relevant and current project related information products in order to raise awareness about THET’s work and to ensure transparency and accountability in the public domain.
  • Working closely with the Communications Manager, manage and develop THET’s regular communications products – such as our monthly e-bulletin and annual report.
  • Develop and maintain a photo database that contains images expressive of the issues, actions and results THET is working on.
  • Develop and maintain a THET events calendar, ensuring that major events are identified early; support senior management and relevant programme teams to develop and manage messages and supporting information material to ensure the success of major events.
  • In close collaboration with the Communications Manager, plan, implement, and promote the THET’s Annual Conference and other events.
  • Aid with the planning and development of existing individual donor fundraising campaigns.

For a full job description please click here.

If you are interested, please send your CV and Cover letter to Jobs@thet.org

Closing date: Sunday 30th September at midnight.
Interviews: Week commencing 8th October 2018.

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

Grants Officer

Hours: Full-time
Location: 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
Reports to: Senior Grants Manager
Salary: £25,500 – £27,050 (commensurate with experience)
Duration: Permanent

Imagine a world in which everyone has access to quality healthcare. For over 25 years THET has been working to build that world. We are a global voice for health workers, working to transform the quality and availability of medical training around the world. We provide responsive health workforce development programmes where they are needed the most. We believe that the transformational power of health partnerships is an innovative tool to strengthen health systems. Our approach is based on a collaborative model that generates North-South and South-South mutual benefits.

THET is managing grants for health partnership initiatives on behalf of donors wanting to support global health workforce development. THET currently manages the DFID-funded Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) and the Africa Grants Programme (AGP) supported by the Johnson and Johnson Foundation and is now going to begin a new programme funded by the Department for Health and Social Care to strengthen Anti-microbial stewardship. These programmes provide tailored support to health partnerships to design, deliver and evidence effective human resources for health projects that train health workers to address a range of health issues in LMICs.

To effectively coordinate the management of a portfolio of grants and provide support to grant holders in order to facilitate the delivery of quality projects on time and on budget.

Key responsibilities:

  •  In consultation with other members of the Grants Management Team, implement transparent and effective grants management processes;
  • Review reports and monitor progress of projects to verify that grant holders are implementing grants to address agreed objectives in a timely manner and in-keeping with good practice;
  • Work closely with colleagues to coach and support grant holders in the management of their activities and funding;

The above responsibilities are indicative but not exhaustive and can be amended to reflect changing business requirements.

A full job description is available here.

How to Apply
Please send your CV and a Covering Letter to Jobs@thet.org and explain precisely how you satisfy the person specification by midnight on 23rd September 2018.

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

Communications and Events Volunteer

We are currently looking for a Communications and Events Volunteer to help our small, friendly team with the organisation of THET’s Annual Conference that will take place on 27th and 28th September 2018 at Imperial College London as well as communications tasks such as website updates and content generation. This a great opportunity for one dynamic candidate to develop their skills within communications and across different stages of event organisation, from planning to delivery, and to give their unique contribution to one of the most exciting events within the global health sector.


Under the supervision of the Communications Manager the volunteer will:

  • Assist with the production of communications materials including newsletter and social media content.
  • Keeping both our THET website and dedicated conference website up to date with developments and new information.
  • Support the Communications Team to organise the production of tickets, posters, catalogues and sales brochures, plus social media coverage.
  • Liaise with conference speakers, stall holders and event sponsors.
  • Liaise on conference content with delegates, including “Health Partnerships Abstracts” competition
  • Assist in managing supplier relationships.
  • Contribute to the post-event evaluation (including thank you letters, data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).



  • Student or Degree in Communications or Events Management. Any other relevant degree will also be considered.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage your own time.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Interest in global health and international development highly desirable.

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to Charlotte Ashton, Communications Manager at: charlotte.ashton@thet.org.

We will be interviewing on a rolling basis so the volunteer can start asap.

Data Protection Policy for Employee Data

Data protection legislation regulates the way in which certain data about yourself (received as part of applying for employment with the Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET), both in paper and electronic form is used and held.

The following statement describes the type of data that the THET keeps about job applicants and the purpose for which it is kept and your rights under the GDPR related to data processed about you, should you apply to work for the THET. This applies whether your application is received direct by the THET or via an agency.

Processing job applications

From the point at which we receive your application for employment with the THET, the THET will need to maintain and process data about you for the purposes of reaching and communicating a recruitment decision and production of an offer of employment if appropriate. Such data is normally retained for six months following completion of our recruitment processes in the event of an offer of employment not being made.

Should an offer be made a further fair processing notice will be provided alongside any offer covering how such data is used and stored during the processing of offers and subsequent employment.

Processing at the recruitment stage includes the collection, storage, retrieval, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. The kind of data that the THET will process includes:

  • Interview details including notes of interviewers, dates and times
  • Candidate’s work history
  • Qualifications and experience relevant to the role
  • Ethnic origin (for monitoring purposes only)
  • Disabilities (for monitoring and adjustments only)
  • Date of birth (for post-employment health checks and adjustments advice only)
  • Contact details, including addresses, phone numbers and other contact details including historical address records for staff vetting and ID verification
  • Criminal records (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • Court judgements and directorships (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • References provided by previous employers and personal or educational referees
  • National Insurance number
  • Rights to work information for example copies of passports, ID cards, residence permits
  • Documents to confirm identity and address for example the above and utility bills, bank statements

THET believes that those records are consistent with the recruiter, candidate and in the event of an offer being made, employer relationship between the THET and yourself and with our requirements under data protection legislation.

Applicant and employee data

The data the THET holds may be held and processed to meet the THET’s legal responsibilities and also for the purposes of management and administration of an offer of employment, ascertaining suitability for employment, to comply with equal opportunity, immigration and money laundering legislation and, from time to time, the need to disclose data it holds about you to relevant third parties (or example where legally obliged to do so by HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border or other public authority, or where requested to do so by yourself for the purpose of giving a reference).

In some cases, the THET will use automated profiling methods to analyse the above data, including against standard industry benchmarks, but will not use such methods as the sole basis for any related decision making.

In some cases the THET may also hold sensitive data, as defined by the legislation, about you. This could be information about health, criminal convictions and financial debts and directorships.

If you wish to view the information held about you, you must make a written request to the HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org . You may, within a period of thirty days of your written request, inspect and/or have a copy (subject to the requirements of the legislation) of information held about you and, if necessary, require corrections should such records be faulty.

Your rights under the GDPR also include the following:

  • The right to rectification
  • Right to erasure (sometimes known as the right to be forgotten)
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Should you have any complaints regarding the handling of your data you have the right to lodge a complaint with, HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org .