Medical Adviser
Tadworth, Surrey
Unremunerated – reasonable expenses paid

As an independent provider of healthcare and education, The Children’s Trust is the UK’s   leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through our national specialist centre and The Children’s Trust School, based in Tadworth.  We also offer support more widely through our community services for children and young people across the UK and via our online Brain Injury Hub. Established for over 30 years, we have a team comprising 522 staff and over 500 volunteers who together are dedicated to providing children with brain injury and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible.

You join us at an exciting time, recently embarking on our next three-year strategy ‘Creating Futures Together’, which focuses on a number of key objectives including; to be the best at what we do, respond to the needs of children and young people, ensure our services are there for the long term and to scale up. As our Medical Adviser you will operate in a senior advisory role, in particular sitting on our Clinical Governance & Safeguarding Committee to ensure there is independent scrutiny of our medical processes and practice and provide effective support and advice to our Medical Director.  Whilst this is not a Trustee role we would expect the Medical Adviser to possess the knowledge and understanding to contribute at a strategic level in a large and complex charity.

We are ideally looking for an individual who has extensive experience at a senior level within the NHS with deep clinical governance experience. A medical specialism in an area relevant to the work of The Children’s Trust may be helpful but not essential. Your experience and understanding will enable you to provide rigorous challenge, support and advice to inform, develop and improve our clinical services to better meet the needs of children and their families, and also contribute to broader strategic issues.

Alongside your experience, you will demonstrate empathy with the ambitions and aims of The Children’s Trust and share our values of being can-do, collaborative, caring and supportive, fun, professional and child and family focused.

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