Join the Mary Seacole Awards Steering Group

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18 / 8 / 2015 12.37pm

An exciting new voluntary position within the Mary Seacole Awards Steering Group (MSASG) has been announced. 

The vacancy is for an educationalist to join the team and take hold of an interesting, high profile role, on a committee that promotes better health outcomes for black and minority ethnics (BMEs) in the UK.

The newly appointed member will support the Mary Seacole award entrants on a quarterly basis. The awards, which were originally set up in 2004 by the Department of Health in recognition for the work that Mary carried out during the Crimean war, celebrate leadership and outstanding contributions to nursing. 

The newly appointed educationalist member will be required to:

  • Have an interest and desire to address health inequalities in BME populations.
  • Have the capacity to dedicate sufficient time and energy to the work [approximately 15 days per year to include attendance at the MSASG, participation in working groups, and supervision activities].
  • Add value and offer different perspectives to decision making.
  • Bring health service research and academic experience to the group.
  • Be the named supervisor for at least one award winner each year.
  • Report to the MSASG on the award winners' progress.
  • Promote the Mary Seacole Awards within their networks, which is expected to span academic and other settings.
  • Be able to travel to London and other parts of the UK  for meetings (travel expenses can be claimed to the Steering Group) 
Please view the full advert here and if you would like more information regarding the steering group make up and responsibilities view the committee’s terms of reference.

Applicants are asked to submit their CV, along with a brief outline of the contribution they could make to the team to amy.cole@rcn.org.uk by 25 September, and shortlists will be invited for interview the week commencing 12 October. 

Candidates will be shortlisted dependent on their skills, attributes, knowledge and potential contribution. The role will be for the duration of three years in the first instance, renewable for one further term by mutual agreement with the Chair of the MSASG. 

Find out more information about the Mary Seacole awards.

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