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Cervical screening attendance is currently at its lowest in 19 years. The number of women attending cervical screening in the UK is falling, with over one in four women not attending when invited.
A recent survey of women in Scotland, undertaken by Jo’s cervical Cancer Trust, highlighted that knowledge of cervical cancer and ways to reduce risk of the disease is low, with 62% of Scottish women unaware that not attending cervical screening is one of the biggest risk factors for developing cervical cancer. The West of Scotland also has some of the lowest cervical screening coverage, with Lothian, Fife and Greater Glasgow and Clyde significantly lower than the national average and national target.
This role will provide a unique opportunity to support in the development of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’s vital cervical cancer prevention work, addressing barriers to screening attendance and developing innovative ways to engage with women in areas of low uptake. The role will also feed into our long term vision of eliminating cervical cancer.
The development of local engagement in the West of Scotland will allow us to educate and empower women to make decisions about their own health, reduce health inequalities and work towards preventing cervical cancer.
In this role you will work closely with the Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme Lead to develop a strategy of promoting our tailored training programme designed to cascade cervical health information and address barriers to screening uptake for key groups through health care professionals, community groups and local health authorities. You will also support in the development and implementation of a co-produced cervical health ‘roadshow’ which will reach women from within their local communities with tailored and effective cervical health messages.
To be considered for this role you must live in the West of Scotland and submit a CV and Covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to Julie Bradley, Head of Finance and Corporate Services. Further information can be found on our website. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Closing date for application: 5pm on the 16th September 2019
1st Interview date: 25th September 2019 in Glasgow
2nd Interview date: 2nd October 2019 in Glasgow