Opportunities

Opportunities

The following opportunities are available for students to get involved with The HLA.

The HLA is a not-for-profit social enterprise, therefore the following roles are not paid. The roles give students the opportunity for personal and professional development, and also allow individuals to demonstrate the skills and commitment which are highly valued in the annual application process for a HLA Scholarship place.

Additionally, each summer The HLA offers a small number of paid summer internships based in London, which are only accessible for applications from those who have undertaken other roles within The HLA. By undertaking one of the following roles, you will be eligible to apply for a paid summer internship with The HLA.

Research Fellow

Research Fellow Overview

The HLA is working with Medics.Academy to deliver a series of leadership programmes. There is an opportunity for up to two student research fellows to work on this exciting project. The Research Fellows will work directly with the Director of The HLA – Johann Malawana, to develop specific resources for the use by The HLA. These are educational research roles undertaking literature reviews and extensive writing and authoring. They are designed for Medical Students based in or with easy access to central London. The project is likely to run over 12 months with the option to extend for a further 12 months. The students who undertake this opportunity will benefiting from regular development opportunities and the ability to work with exciting individuals across both The HLA and Medics.Academy. The Research Fellows will be mentored and supervised by The Director of The HLA personally. The post is unpaid but the students who undertake this opportunity will benefit from regular development opportunities and the ability to work with exciting individuals across The HLA.

The areas of work initially will be around networks and networking, the impact of networks on developing successful individuals.

Person specification

  • Medical or healthcare students with strong research and writing experience
  • Must be able to attend regular catch up meetings with Johann Malawana – Director of The HLA in London offices
  • Students with at least 2 years left of their undergraduate programme
  • An excellent standard of written English
  • Can work independently and are self-motivated and demonstrate initiative
  • These roles are designed for individuals that may have considered applying for The HLA scholars programme, but felt they do not meet some aspect of the person specification, however are very interested in the subject of leadership and desire to learn more

How to apply

Submit a personal statement of not more than 2 sides detailing experience and skills related to the individual’s related experience, including interest in the subject matter. Send applications to info@thehealthcareleadership.academy. Applications must be received by 12:00 on 14th October.

Social Media Community Manager

The HLA has an extensive presence across social media, both in the UK and across Europe. We are interested in seeing how to grow our social media presence through developing a wider range of content and engagement across all channels. The HLA has over 200 clinicians and other professionals involved and we are looking to develop a team of clinical social media specialists to engage the wider healthcare community.

Whilst prior experience within The HLA is not essential it is important to remember that when working in a team everyone involved has experience and brings incredible skills and background to the roles they undertake. The expectation is to treat everyone else with respect. Any members who feel themselves to be undervalued or treated unfairly due to another team member will be not be tolerated. The post is unpaid but the students who undertake this opportunity will benefit from regular development opportunities and the ability to work with exciting individuals across The HLA.

Person specification

  • Medical or healthcare students with strong research and writing experience
  • Must be able to attend regular catch up meetings with the team based in London.
  • Students with at least 2 years left of their undergraduate programme
  • An excellent standard of written English
  • Can work independently and are self-motivated and demonstrate initiative
  • These roles are designed for individuals that may have considered applying for The HLA scholars programme, but felt they do not meet some aspect of the person specification, however are very interested in the subject of leadership and desire to learn more

Expected weekly time dedicated to fulfilling this role: approximately 2 hours per week

Role requirements, expectations and commitment:

  • Develop a social media strategy for The Healthcare Leadership Academy
  • Run regular analytic reports on social media software to assess growth, trends, and goal achievement in line with The HLA and adjust social media strategies accordingly (3 monthly reports and meetings with lead and supervising editor) a more comprehensive breakdown of this role will be provided at handover
  • Decide on publishing times and frequency with report metrics and analytics in mind – it will be your discretion to alter these timings and frequencies with what you think is working best and why – the current schedule is Friday 5pm with scheduled tweets over the weekend but perhaps emails on Mondays and scheduled tweets during the week might produce better metrics/traction.
  • Oversight of social media channel leads to ensure content is uniform across sites
  • Potentially appoint an manage a team of social media channel leads
  • Develop branding and Oversee design (i.e. Social media graphics for Facebook cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, Blog, etc.) with the social media channel leads
  • Help to curate a variety of content for the healthcare leadership academy such as promotional and explanatory videos
  • Seeking and liaising on collaboration with different individuals and teams e.g. blog team, LinkedIn team, events coordinators (e.g. HLAxLords, BMJ, Medics.Academy) etc.
  • Provide back up support for social media channel leads when they are unable to fulfil their roles (i.e. holidays / studying / exam commitments)
  • Treat all colleagues with respect – working in a team environment for a high impact blog is not an easy task but there is zero tolerance to talking to people in a disrespectful manner. Remember we must try to model the behaviours that we are trying to promote.
  • Availability to attend HLA events with blog members to represent the leadership blog (reasonable travel expenses will be re-imbursed – ‘in line with existing HLA expenses policy (must be approved in advance)’

How to apply

Submit a personal statement of not more than 2 sides detailing experience and skills related to the individual’s related experience, including interest in the subject matter. Send applications to info@thehealthcareleadership.academy. Applications must be received by 12:00 on 14th October.

Communications Team Fellow

There is an opportunity for up to two student fellowships to work on this exciting and expanding area within The HLA. The purpose of the fellowship is to contribute to the development and expansion of the communications function of The HLA – which involves working with teams on written and audio-visual material. The fellow will liaise with Dr Melody Redman – who leads on the Communications function within The HLA. Medical students will ideally be based within the Yorkshire area, but applications are welcomed from further afield. The fellowship is likely to run over 12 months, but some discretion will be applied over exam periods, upon discussion at the time of application. The post is unpaid but the students who undertake this opportunity will benefit from regular development opportunities and the ability to work with exciting individuals across The HLA.

Person specification

  • Must be a medical or healthcare student
  • Must be able to attend regular catch up meetings (electronic or in person) with Melody Redman
  • Must have an excellent standard of written English
  • Can work independently and is self-motivated, and able to demonstrate initiative
  • This role may be suitable for individuals that may have considered applying for The HLA scholarship programme, but felt they do not meet some aspect of the person specification, however are very interested in the subject of leadership and desire to learn more

How to apply

Submit a personal statement of not more than 2 sides detailing experience and skills related to the individual’s related experience, including interest in the subject matter. Send applications to info@thehealthcareleadership.academy. Applications must be received by 12:00 on 14th October.