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					Internship – Community Development Assistant
To support TB Alert’s Community Development Officer (CDO) in the development of partnerships
involving Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), Local Authorities (LA), third sector organisations (TSOs) and
communities at risk of TB, on TB awareness and support services at local level. The role would suit
someone keen to gain experience in how the statutory and third sectors can work together to improve
local health services.

Time frame:
6 - 12 months (full-time and part-time will be considered, but with a minimum of two days/week).
Please do not apply if you are unable to commit for at least 6 months.


Closing date for applications:
07 July 2011

Background to the role
TB Alert is the only specialist British charity working both in the UK and internationally to fight
tuberculosis. Our mission is to work towards the control and ultimate eradication of TB by increasing
access to effective treatment for all. We are doing this by:

       raising awareness of TB in the UK, especially among the communities most vulnerable to the
       working with government, local statutory agencies, the third sector and service users to
        encourage and support more effective partnership working in awareness raising and in the
        design and delivery of TB services
       providing information, resources and support for GPs, TB-specialist health workers, TB patients
        and people concerned about TB
       advocating for greater global priority for resources to combat TB
       developing and funding projects in Africa (Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and India (through
        our sister organisation TB Alert India) which demonstrate best practice in the detection of TB
        and improved access to effective treatment.

TB Alert is a key partner of the Department of Health (DH) in delivering its ‘TB Action Plan’.
About the role
The main tasks of the intern will be to assist the CDO in their day-to-day work and especially in the
following duties:

       organising seminars and workshops for third sector organisations, in partnership with local
        statutory stakeholders
       supporting third sector partners to deliver local TB awareness programmes
       collecting, collating and inputting data
       providing general administrative support.

We are looking for a motivated person with previous practical experience in community development,
health promotion, public health or another relevant field. You should also have good IT skills, be
adaptable to working on different tasks and enjoy working with autonomy.

How you will benefit

       You will develop community development, health promotion and administration skills.
       You will learn how third sector organisations function in the UK and develop an understanding
        of how to support them in developing health promotion programmes.
       You will learn skills on how to develop TB awareness interventions, especially interventions
        aimed at communities vulnerable to TB.
       You will meet new people and develop new networks.
       This is a unique opportunity to be fully involved in the TB Alert’s UK programme of work.

Reimbursement of costs:
We will reimburse reasonable travel and lunch expenses.

How to apply
Please email Paul Dawson at with the following information:
     a CV of no more than 2 pages which summaries your education and work experience
     a covering letter which explains why you are interested in the position and what you can bring
        to the role.

If you would like an informal discussion before making an application, please call our Manchester CDO,
Hanif Bobat on 07957 317707.

TB Alert is working towards being an equal opportunities employer.

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