Medical Advisory Board Member Vacancy (Voluntary)

Applications are invited for the post of Medical Advisory Board Member for the Childhood Tumour Trust (CTT). This is a voluntary role with an initial fixed term of 2 years starting from the 1st of June 2019.

The Childhood Tumour Trust is a charity based in England that supports children and young people (and their families) with the genetic condition Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

The medical advisory board is a crucial part of the charity’s success and supports the charity in a number of different ways. Key tasks include: answering questions in the medical advisory board Facebook Group; contributing to the development of resources (such as the inserts for the Child Health Development Record); providing input to the development of research bids and grant applications and presenting at conferences.

The time commitment will vary depending on which tasks need to be completed but typically requires no more than an hour a week.

As a minimum the selected candidate will be required to –

  • Attend the 2019 Neurofibromatosis conference.
  • To provide a report to the medical board with the key highlights from the conference.
  • To responsibly represent CTT at occasional events, including meetings with the government.

The medical advisory board is comprised of a variety of different specialists, including occupational health specialists, psychologists, nurses, GPs etc. We are now seeking to appoint a qualified and registered doctor to join our team.

There is no need to have any prior knowledge of NF1 as we will provide training through our online CPD module. Additionally the successful candidate will be required to attend the Neurofibromatosis International Conference in San Francisco (21-24th September 2019). This will be a fantastic opportunity for them to become knowledgeable about NF1 and to network with other professionals in the field. The CTT will reimburse conference fees, insurance, travel, accommodation and subsistence (subject to providing receipts up to a maximum of £3500) after the conference and once a summary of the conference has been provided to the charity.

If you are interested in joining our medical board then please apply by emailing the completed application to carly@childhoodtumourtrust.org.uk no later than midnight on the 15th of May. Short listed candidates will be interviewed by Skype the week of the 20th of May.

Click here for the application form.