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Qualified female doctor wanted for 2018 South America Expedition
13 April 2017

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.
Leaders need: 
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 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

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