Opportunities to join us

Panel Accreditation Manager

As you may know, Liz Thomas our long standing AvMA panel accreditation manager is due to retire in this summer, we are recruiting for this position.  Our first recruitment drive did not result in us finding the right person for this unique role, please take a look at the job description attached here and to apply see this link – Is this something that appeals to you?  Or perhaps you know someone who might be interested in this role, in which case please do forward this advert to them. 


This is an important position which carries considerable gravitas and respect within the professional clinical negligence community, at the same time it offers a good work life balance in as supportive environment, AvMA is a remote working organisation although we come together regularly for team building, your geographic location should not be a bar to applying. If you would like an informal discussion about the role and whether parts of it could be adapted to suit your needs/interests then please email lisa@avma.org.uk and copy in norika@avma.org.uk so we can arrange a time to discuss this further.


Medico Legal Advisor

We are currently recruiting for a Medico Legal Advisor, the position is part time, 3 days (21 hours) per week. Training will be provided on our services although some prior knowledge of clinical negligence is required. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a medical background and who have some understanding of clinical negligence litigation. A legal background would be an asset although it is not essential for this position.

You should be able to identify the appropriate medico-legal experts to advise on breach of duty and/or causation issues as well as condition and prognosis. You will be involved in monitoring and keeping the medico legal expert database current and maintaining a high level of service to our Lawyer Service members.

The successful applicant will be expected to work with the conference department by suggesting medical speakers and topics for conferences.

From time to time, you will be involved in providing support to members of the public by way of providing written advice and information on a range of issues, helping with inquests and the helpline.

Capacity permitting you will be involved in rolling out AvMA’s junior certification scheme (Certificates of Competence) for lawyers.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter that sets out how you meet the essential criteria, which can be uploaded here.

Download the pack here

Volunteer for AvMA

We currently have over 100 regular volunteers with legal or medical backgrounds who have found the experience to be extremely helpful when dealing with clients back at their place of work.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for firms to work more closely with AvMA and support our core service.  Calls can be challenging and varied, providing the volunteer with an opportunity to put their existing skills to good use or enhance the training needs for those less experienced.  We offer a training programme tailored to meet their needs, including complaints procedures.


Helpline sessions are staffed remotely from the volunteer’s home or office, using a virtual call centre. Sessions are on a rota system with a 1½ or 2-hour session either weekly, fortnightly or every 4 weeks.


We like to shout from the roof tops when our volunteers receive positive feedback by sharing Kudos on LinkedIn, great recognition for the volunteer, publicity for their firm and AvMA.

If you have members of your team who would be interested in volunteering, please look at the link here where they’ll find more information and an application form.

This is what some of our volunteers have to say about volunteering for our helpline:-


Volunteering with AvMA is a chance to give back and put my skills to good use. The commitment is very flexible as you can staff the helpline from anywhere. It’s so rewarding when a caller is pleased with advice you’ve given them and feels more informed and empowered.
Emily, Helpline Volunteer


I see the effect of clinical negligence every day and sometimes you can’t help as much as you would like within the confines of the legal system. I volunteer to help those who need either extra advice or help where the law cannot as yet. AvMA is invaluable at this and also in changing minds and legal process to benefit those that need it. The least I can do is help out.
Laura, Helpline Volunteer


Thank you for your support!