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Doctors, nurses and paramedics needed for international expeditions
28 December 2016

Taking some time out in 2017? Raleigh International need medically qualified doctors, nurses and paramedics with two years post qualification experience to join 8 and 13 week expeditions from June/ July 2017 in Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Nepal and Tanzania. 

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity, we believe in the passion and energy of young people from around the world to create long lasting positive change. We work with local people, NGO's and governments to establish where our help is needed most. We monitor and evaluate all of our programmes to ensure they create positive impact, are meaningful and long-lasting.

Our programmes focus on providing safe access to water, protecting vulnerable environments and building more resilient communities, all whilst developing the skills and confidence of young people. In order to safely and effectively run our expeditions we rely on volunteer managers. We need medics to join our expeditions to ensure the health and well-being of our volunteers.

As a Medic you will;

· Be both a Medic and a Project Manager – support and facilitate a group of young volunteers

· Ensure the volunteers are completing an impactful and effective project

· Facilitate the personal development of the young volunteers

· Continuously deliver all medical advice and support

· Deliver first aid training to all volunteers

· Look after all general health of the volunteers

· React to any emergencies that may occur

Essential Skills

Medically qualified (either Doctor, Registered General Nurse or Paramedic) with a minimum of two years’ experience post-qualification
Medical skills that are transferable to remote static environments as well as transient trekking sites.
· Willingness to be flexible and put the needs of the expedition and the volunteers first

Ability to teach basic first aid and promote health and safety on expedition.
Ability to prioritise
· High level of interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to listen, empathise and work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds

· Open-minded attitude to learning about and engaging with Raleigh’s personal development concepts

· Ability to apply Raleigh’s development concepts to own personal development

· Ability to manage a variety of demanding and sometimes conflicting responsibilities in a physical, remote and dynamic environment

· Capacity to display effective personal leadership and develop leadership skills of others

· Ability to plan logically and in detail, producing practical, effective solutions to manage resources, achieve goals or overcome real problems

All our volunteer managers are encouraged to fundraise for Raleigh International before the expedition, but once you are in country, Raleigh will cover the cost of your food, accommodation, training and preparation, specialist equipment, and insurance (excluding personal belongings cover). We recognise as a medic you have specialised skills so are pleased to offer a further bursary for successful medic applicants.

In addition to this target, you will need to fund your own flights to and from the expedition country, vaccinations, personal kit and a visa, if required.

How can I apply?

Fill out the medic application form on the Raleigh International website: 

and send a copy of your CV to

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please get in touch with us on +44 (0) 207 183 1295.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience in an expedition environment whilst developing your leadership and management skills. 

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