The Strategic Interventions in Health Education (SIHED) programme, funded by the Office for Students (OFS), is a new programme which will deliver a range of interventions to increase awareness of allied health professions, including prosthetics and orthotics, and support student recruitment.
The Outreach Officer will join the SIHED team to design, develop and deliver a programme of outreach events and activities to engage our target audiences. To be considered for this role it is essential that you have a strong track record of delivering targeted outreach activities alongside solid experience of working within a healthcare, higher education or charity environment. The successful candidate will have strong communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to positively engage with stakeholders and partners. Knowledge of marketing and communications delivery and evaluation would be an advantage. This role is ideally suited to someone who is keen to be part of an innovative and significant programme supporting the future needs of patients and students.
The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) is the UK professional body dedicated to promoting our profession and supporting our clinicians to provide the highest level of clinical care for our service users. Prosthetics is the specialist medical discipline that involves the assessment, design and provision of artificial limbs. Orthotics is the specialist medical discipline in which external orthoses or braces and supports are assessed, designed and fitted to an individual to provide correction or prevention of a physical deformity; stabilisation of a joint or joints; reduction of pain; pressure offloading and improvement in mobility or performance.
This person would be based in the South of England working on behalf of BAPO funded by OFS. They will be required to travel to different locations to promote the profession.
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