2018 Journey of a Lifetime Expedition South America
Travelling through Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Departing mid July – returning August 2018 (28 days, final dates TBC)
♦ MBChB/MBBS (or equivalent)
♦ Full UK GMC registration with no restrictions on their practice or equivalent registration in an EU country. (For UK trained, GMC registered doctors, this requires satisfactory completion of F1 and F2 years prior to the expedition departure date)
Desirable (but not essential)
♦ Expedition experience or extensive personal travel in remote areas/developing world locations is an advantage Advanced Life Trauma Support qualification (or equivalent such as PHTLS, PHECC, DipIMC, FIMC or DipMM)
♦ An enthusiasm for expeditions and the ability to convey this to young people
♦ Experience of taking groups of youngsters on outings especially abroad or with activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards
♦ Qualifications in outdoor education.
♦ to be good with youngsters
♦ to be team players
♦ to have a sense of adventure
♦ to be prepared for the hardships associated with travel in remote areas
♦ to have stamina and good level of fitness
♦ to have a sense of humour
Experience of youngsters with disabilities is not specifically sought. Six leaders including two doctors accompany each expedition. Five of the leaders have led one or more JoLt expeditions already. We require a female doctor to give us an even number of male and female leaders to accompany the trip. All leaders are expected to help with the selection of youngsters for JoLt’18 (February 2018); to attend the Preparatory Weekend (May 2018); to participate in leader training days (June 2018) and to attend the expedition reunion (October 2018).
This is a volunteer post.
The expedition costs of leaders and youngsters are paid by the trust. The cost to JoLt for each individual to participate in the expedition is approximately £5,000. Leaders are encouraged to do some fundraising. The youngsters are given the challenge of raising at least £600.
If you are interested in applying to become a JoLt leader please send your CV with full contact details of two referees and a covering letter to reach Simon Gruselle, Chair of Trustees, on firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Monday 5th June. Interviews will be held in Sussex in July 2017.
If you would like to find out more, then please look at our website, or you could phone our Senior doctor Claire Hollingsworth on 07740 597327, or our Senior Leader Andy Lowe on 07969356176
Written and verbal references will only be taken up for candidates short-listed for interview. The trustees also carry out enhanced DBS checks on all leaders. Copies of key policies including child protection/safeguarding policy and anti-bullying policy can be found on www.jolttrust.org.uk