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Outreach & Engagement Officer (Medical Students)

Voluntary role

Reviewed after 1 year

The Outreach & Engagement Officer oversees the planning and implementation of outreach strategies, resources and events to increase the organisation’s visibility amongst medical students of black heritage.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Serve as a point of contact for queries from medical students.

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including educational events, networking events, outreach requests, appearances and other communication opportunities.

  • Support with event planning and delivery

  • Develop session material for outreach sessions and educational material for medical students

  • Nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners.

  • Represent the organisation at external outreach requests focused on medical students

  • Coordinate monthly targeted newsletter to medical students

  • Advertising for and recruiting volunteers, providing them with training and support, tracking their performance, and keeping records of their activities.

  • Coordinate volunteers where required, receiving their feedback, recognizing their efforts, and answering their questions.

  • Must play an active role in engaging in Melanin Medics Projects, for the operational year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Unwavering commitment to racial equity in medicine

  • Relevant experience organising and leading projects

  • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and positive attitude.

  • Detail-orientated with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, a persuasive and passionate communicator

  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organisation or charity role with exposure to the not-for-profit sector would be an advantage

Organisational Relationships

  • Reports to the Director of Engagement

  • Part of the Programmes Team: outreach and engagement officers, events manager and officer


Our work is focused in the United Kingdom. Our team work mainly remotely with in-person commitments for our seasonal events.

Expectation: 2-5 volunteer hours a week (varies based on roles and activities).

Who can apply?

Individuals who are passionate about our cause and have an understanding of the community we serve and its needs. These roles are not restricted to having a medical professional background.

Why you should apply?

We believe that the power of our organisation comes from the passionate people who believe in our mission and similarly desire to make a difference to those around them. Melanin Medics is a rewarding working environment that provides our team with a strong sense of achievement and recognition for the important work we do. Our extensive network allows us to provide opportunities for both personal and professional growth within and outside of our organisation. 

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