The Karima Foundation has launched an innovative project aiming to improve cancer outcomes for BME individuals in Castlefield and Oakridge. This new project is an extension of the commitment set out by us to ameliorate health inequalities that are observed in Castlefield and Oakridge in comparison to more affluent wards in Bucks.

We are looking to bring two health champions on board to help us in achieving our goals of ensuring those who reside in our communities live longer healthier lives. The role of the health champion is to deliver on the strategy that has been drawn up by our subject matter experts; but you will also be supported in designing and implementing your own mini projects! Training will be provided (via third party organisations) alongside a strong support network with the hope that health champions will continue to provide value to the community beyond the end of the project.

The champions will organise culturally competent cancer awareness seminars and workshops at community centres or places of worship. It is also expected that the champions will get involved with national cancer charities to campaign locally - and to assess whether the resources provided by larger charities (e.g. Macmillan Cancer Support) are appropriate for the demographic we are targeting. Additionally, the champion will be a key point of contact for the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance, to support our working relationship and co-produce solutions to improve cancer outcomes for the BME population.

The health champions will be reporting to Iblal Rakha - the Foundation’s lead for community welfare and health inequalities. The role will last six months and is expected to require a commitment of ca. 3hours a week; champions will be remunerated £1200 - which will be paid on project termination and successful completion of agreed deliverables.

If you’re enthusiastic to make a difference and feel like the role is for you, please take a look at the person specification below and complete the form that can be found here: https://forms.gle/VEBxwaQ3FScMgYyk8. Closing date for applications is 23/07/2021 at 5pm. Successful applicants will be notified on the 24th and 25th of July and will be given time slots for an interview with our panel. If you have any questions about the role or the organisation please email .

Person Specification

 

Essential Skills/Qualifications

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

Comfortable using: Microsoft Office, Google Docs or Libre Office

Proficiency in speaking and understanding Urdu/Punjabi/Potwari or any other colloquial forms thereof 

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Experience in any healthcare sector or a similar role

Comfortable making presentations to small groups of people

DBS Check within the last three years

Excellent organisational and time management skills

Safeguarding training 

Proven track record of delivering measurable results

Full driving license

Self-driven and motivated