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Global Volunteering Scheme

King’s Global Health Partnerships recruits hundreds of volunteers from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and internationally, and connects them with health professionals in Somaliland, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. During their placements, our volunteers provide teaching and training, mentoring and hands-on support to health workers, and undertake collaborative research. 

Through these long-term partnerships, we promote skills and knowledge exchange, and mutual learning that contribute to building a stronger health workforce and improved quality of healthcare both internationally and back in the UK. 

We are always looking for skilled, passionate volunteers to support the health systems in our partner countries. Please get in touch at kghp@kcl.ac.uk to discuss our work, or check out our current opportunities here.

 

Current Opportunities

King’s Global Health Partnerships are looking to recruit an experienced Specialist Nurses with significant experience in managing acute and complex burns. The successful candidate will be required to travel to Freetown, Sierra Leone from January-February 2022, to work alongside a nursing team at Connaught Hospital to assist in managing complex cases and deliver specialist training to build capacity within the department. If you would like more information about this role that is not in the terms of reference, please contact kghp@kcl.ac.uk. We will be reviewing applications as and when they are submitted and this position will close when we have found suitable candidates.

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King’s Global Health Partnerships are looking to recruit an experienced Specialist Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with significant experience in managing acute and complex burns. The successful candidate will be required to travel to Freetown, Sierra Leone from January-February 2022, to work alongside teams at Connaught Hospital to assist in managing complex cases and deliver specialist training to build capacity within the department. If you would like more information about this role that is not in the terms of reference, please contact kghp@kcl.ac.uk. We will be reviewing applications as and when they are submitted and this position will close when we have found suitable candidates.

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KGHP are looking to recruit an experienced nurse to strengthen existing systems in Connaught Hospital, Freetown - by empowering nurses with the knowledge and skills they need to provide the best patient care. This will be achieved through a combination of formal and informal education sessions, as well as on-the-job clinical mentorship. This in-country volunteer position will take forward a programme of work which started in October 2020. Starting in May 2022, this role will continue the work of two previous nurse volunteers who have established training and have started to embed a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework at the hospital. Your aim will be to continue towards these programmatic objectives using a structured work plan, with a view to handing over the CPD operations to the senior nursing team by the end of your placement. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is on the 31st December 2021. To apply, please complete the online application form and upload your CV in the 'Apply' tab below.

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What our volunteers say

Volunteering with King's Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) provides opportunities for mutual learning and contributes to building NHS volunteers' skills, knowledge and experience, as well as those of healthcare workers in our partner countries. In this Channel 4 News feature KGHP volunteers share their experiences of volunteering during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone in 2014, and how these lessons helped equip them to deal with the Covid-19 response in the UK.