Who we are
StreetDoctors teaches lifesaving skills to young people at risk of youth violence across the UK. We do this through our movement of young healthcare volunteers who teach emergency first aid to 11-25 year olds. Our interactive training sessions are delivered in partnership with criminal justice services, schools, pupil referral units, sports and community groups. Our sessions give young people the vital skills and confidence to act if someone is bleeding or unconscious. We provide safe spaces to explore attitudes to violence, including its true medical consequences.
We empower young people to become street doctors in their communities, helping to keep themselves and others safe.
• Research and impact evaluation
• Income generation and fundraising
• Relevant lived experience of the issues StreetDoctors seeks to address
We welcome and encourage applications from people across the UK, regardless of background, age, faith, disability and sexuality. Our board is currently under-represented in relation to young trustees (18-30), people with lived experience of violence and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We are very keen to diversify our board so that it is representative of the communities we serve, and we would therefore be particularly interested in applications from these groups.
New Trustees will be supported through a period of mentoring during initial board meetings and on an ongoing basis if needed.
Skills and knowledge required for the role
If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an informal interview with the Chair of Trustees and the Chief Executive to discuss the role. You are encouraged to use this opportunity to ask any questions and fully understand StreetDoctors and the trustee role. Following this you will be invited to observe a StreetDoctors board meeting after which, if appropriate, you will be formally recommended for adoption onto the board.
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