By working with us, you can help us work towards our goal of ensuring everyone everywhere has access to quality healthcare.
Remuneration: The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration.
Time commitment: Attend 4 half-day Board meetings each year as well as a strategy ‘away-day’ [total of 22 hours per annum].
Total commitment: 52 hours per annum.
Reporting to: Chair of Board of Trustees
One billion people will never see a qualified health worker in their lives.
We are working to change that.
For over twenty-five years, THET has been working to change this, training health workers to build a world where everyone has access to affordable and quality healthcare.
We do this by leveraging the expertise and energy of the UK health community, supporting health partnerships between hospitals, colleges and clinics in the UK and those overseas.
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.
In the past seven years alone, THET has reached over 84,000 health workers across 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia in partnership with over 300 institutions.
About the role:
All Trustees are also Directors of the Board and members of the incorporated charitable company. They are asked to promote THET’s mission and values, provide high quality governance in accordance with the requirements of charity law and good practice, guide its strategic development, monitor the performance of its senior staff and support its work by drawing on their personal contacts and experience.
At this time we are seeking to appoint individuals who have strong skills, experience or knowledge in at least one of the following areas:
Potential Trustees would benefit from having (or be willing to develop with support from experienced THET Trustees):
Trustee Person Specification:
Each trustee must have:
For the full specification please click here.
Please note that this vacancy closes on Friday 1st of June at 11.59pm.
For further information, please contact the Ben Simms, CEO – THET on email at: email@example.com
Ethiopia aims to build a high-quality and sustainable health system, but faces a severe deficit of physician specialists and other health care workers necessary to deliver quality health services at specialized and general level health care facilities. In order to increase the pipeline of Ethiopian medical specialists, the government seeks to increase residency training program capacity and strengthen fellowship programs by increasing the number of available visiting faculty who will train a generation of Ethiopian educators to sustain residency training programs at scale after visiting faculty depart.
As of November 2017, the Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with teaching hospitals across the country, is recruiting visiting medical specialist and sub-specialist faculty to train residents and medical students in various specialties. The Federal Ministry of Health seeks to recruit visiting faculty across the following disciplines:
Physician specialist visiting faculty will be contracted full-time for one year, with possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. The contract period can start any time of the year. For the duration of the contract, the specialist visiting faculty member will be assigned to a hospital based on the clinical rotations.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
Should you have any complaints regarding the handling of your data you have the right to lodge a complaint with, HR & Operations at email@example.com .