This role has two primary purposes; to coordinate the review and decision-making of all referrals to HBF for our MoIC and MLR only service, and to manage the implementation of the client care plans, 6 month and annual reviews for all existing clients.
The role will involve working both collaboratively within HBF's multidisciplinary team, and in a front-facing capacity to communicate clearly with external agencies, new clients and their supporting third parties. The post holder will be responsible for enabling the multidisciplinary team make well-informed decisions about who we accept into our organisation, and that these decisions fall in line with HBF's remit, suitability criteria and capacity limits. They will ensure that those we are unable to accept are adequately signposted and that all new and existing clients' care plans are delivered effectively by the MoIC team. This will include meeting with all new clients in person to discuss their individual care plans and welcome them to HBF's service. The person in this role will be hearing and reading a high volume of traumatic and distressing material and, whilst they will be supported by the team, they should also be able to demonstrate knowledge of good self-care principles in an intense work environment,.
How to apply:
Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter by 9am Thursday 10th September 2020 by outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 18th September 2020 and will be conducted via Zoom.
We particularly welcome applications from those with BAME backgrounds.
For any queries, please call 0203 058 2020 and ask to speak to Kat Hacker at email@example.com.
We have recently created a Research Committee (RC) to oversee the research that is undertaken at HBF. As well as overseeing existing projects, the RC reviews newly proposed projects in terms of their suitability and feasibility and whether they further our knowledge about the survivors we help (and what support best helps them) and falls in line with the strategic aims of the organisation. The projects that the committee oversees varies from those with a clinical focus (for example, studies looking at new types of therapeutic approaches), to projects that look at the legal or policy change aspects of our work.
The Committee currently consists of the Medical and Research Director, our CEO, one of our trustees, and the Co-Heads of Therapies. We would greatly value an individual who has lived experience relevant to the survivors we see at the Foundation. In particular, we would welcome applications from individuals who have lived experience of seeking asylum or another form of humanitarian protection in the UK.
You, as an Expert by Experience committee member, would be required to attend the Research Committee quarterly meetings (i.e. once every three months) which take place on a Thursday. You would also be required to read through proposals for new research projects, and other relevant documents in advance of the meeting. The reading in advance would not need to happen on the same day. We estimate that the total work involved equates to one full day’s work per quarter. There are interim meetings that take place at intervening six-week intervals, but these are primarily for administrative purposes and you would not be required to attend these.
Whilst we welcome applications from previous/graduated clients of the Helen Bamber Foundation, to avoid any conflict of interest we are not able to accept applications from individuals who are still clients of the Foundation or have received regular support from the Foundation within the last calendar year. Those who have never been a client of the Helen Bamber Foundation, but have similar lived experiences to those of the clients we help are also welcome to apply. If you are a current client of the Helen Bamber Foundation and would like to get involved with research, there are other opportunities to do so. Please speak to our receptionist for more information.
How to apply:
Please write a statement explaining why you would like to take on this role, and explaining how you meet the criteria outlined in the skills and experience section. Please email this statement to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 01 September 2020.
We will be interviewing for the role in late September 2020.
If you have any queries about this role, or would like to discuss this opportunity further, then please contact Cornelius Katona, Francesca Brady or Christina Curry on 0203 058 2020 or by email email@example.com.
If you have psychological or psychiatric training and are interested in providing professional support to refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture and extreme human cruelty, you may be interested in our consultant opportunities for Medico-Legal Report (MLR) writing.
Please see our Volunteering Page for further opportunities to get involved.