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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

We are recruiting a volunteer to support our partner institutions on strengthening regulation of nursing and midwifery schools in Somaliland. Working closely with a national consultant, the regulatory body National Health Professions Commission (NHPC) and Tropical Health Education Trust (THET), they will provide technical expertise and guidance to review the generic standards currently used to assess nursing schools, and will support the development of new standards, associated tools and training. The closing date for this position is Sunday 24th January. To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to kghp@kcl.ac.uk, stating in the email subject line, "Application for Review of Nursing & Midwifery School Standards."

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We are recruiting a volunteer to support our partner institutions on strengthening regulation of medical schools in Somaliland. Working closely with a national consultant, the regulatory body National Health Professions Commission (NHPC) and Tropical Health Education Trust (THET), they will provide technical expertise and guidance to review the current standards currently used to assess medical schools, and will support a revision and the development of associated tools and training. The closing date for this position is Sunday 24th January. To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to kghp@kcl.ac.uk, stating in the email subject line, "Application for Review of Medical School Standards."

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We are recruiting two Biomedical Engineer Volunteers to support our partners in Sierra Leone to build the capacity of 30 maintenance staff from district, regional and tertiary health facilities. The volunteers will use a 1-1 mentorship and teaching approach to develop the skills and systems of hospital maintenance teams over a 12 month period from March or April 2021. This will contribute to cost effective, efficient hospital services, supporting patient care. The closing date for this position is 24 January. To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to kghp@kcl.ac.uk, stating in the email subject line, "Application for Biomedical Engineer Volunteer."

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We are recruiting a volunteer to support the improvement of patient referrals at tertiary hospitals in Sierra Leone, under the National Referral System (NRS). The volunteer will join our in-country team from March or April 2021 for 12 months and be based at Connaught Hospital in Freetown with some travel to other tertiary or regional hospitals. The closing date for this position is 24 January. To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to kghp@kcl.ac.uk, stating in the email subject line, "Application for Clinical Referrals Volunteer."

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We are recruiting a nurse volunteer to strengthen Sierra Leone's nursing systems by empowering nurses with the knowledge and skills they need to provide the best patient care. This will be done through a combination of formal & informal education sessions, as well as on-the-job clinical mentorship at Connaught Hospital, the main tertiary referral hospital in Freetown. The volunteer will join the in-country team for a duration of 6-12 months. The closing date for this position is 12th February. To apply, please complete the online application form and upload your CV in the 'Apply' tab below.

 

 

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.