New Opportunity: Join the CLAPA Adult Services Focus Group (online)

May 6, 2022

Join the CLAPA Adult Services Focus Group (online)

Are you passionate about the support CLAPA gives to adults born with a cleft? CLAPA is inviting you to become a member of the Adult Services Focus Group and is welcoming applications from people who would like to take an active role in developing and supporting CLAPA’s adult services.

This is an online group, therefore you need to have access to Zoom using a phone, laptop, or tablet. If you are new to using Zoom, training can be provided and you can contact our team with any questions you might have.

To join, you must be either:

  • An adult born with a cleft
  • A health care professional who may work within cleft services

Key Tasks may include:

  • Help plan the 2023 face to face Adults Conference
  • Support the delivery of the adult services that will include an engaging range of online events
  • Collaborate with external organisations to access hard to reach groups
  • Raise awareness of cleft lip and palate within healthcare settings and promote CLAPA services within those settings
  • Collaborate with other focus groups within CLAPA when required

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Adaptable, flexible, and willing to learn
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, courteous, and reliable
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • IT literate able to use e-mail and internet
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to recognise boundaries and how and when to seek support
  • Able to respond to emails in a timely manner (within a week)
  • We encourage adults to apply who feel their group is underrepresented within our services

Time commitment:

  • Once a month, provisionally for 2 – 3 hours per month. The day and time will be discussed at the time of the group being formed
  • This will be a home-based role and you may be required to do some background reading as well as attend the focus group meetings

We can offer you:

  • A unique and rewarding volunteer role
  • Experience for your CV
  • An opportunity to share your views

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the Adult Services Focus group as a volunteer, please submit an expression of interest via this form, or to discuss this with a member of the team, please email [email protected].