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Connect to Care Peer Navigator

Thank you for considering applying for a job with the Sophia Forum.  

We work to​​ advance the rights of women living with HIV and at risk of HIV and we challenge unequal access to services, opportunities and well-being based on gender. There is a clear gender-gap in all areas of HIV related healthcare, research and advocacy that creates barriers to achieving a high quality of life. We want to expose and remove this gender-gap. 

Our work is based on the day-to-day experiences of women living with HIV. Their priorities are our priorities. We produce high-quality research to fill gaps in knowledge and to ensure the needs of diverse communities of women living with HIV are understood and addressed. 

We support all women living with HIV across the UK and are determined that the needs of the most marginalised or under-represented are not forgotten. We will seek out and listen to the voices of women, no matter their race, their gender identity, their age, their sexual orientation, whether they have been or are in prison, their citizenship status, the work they do, or any disability they may have. 

Connect to Care is a new partnership between Sophia Forum, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and Positively UK, focusing on ensuring that people who are tested via opt out testing in A&E are linked to peer support immediately after receiving their diagnosis, or re-engaging in care.  

The Opportunity 

Job title: Peer navigator  

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week (job share possible)  

1-year fixed contract, Probationary period of 3 months 

Salary: £27,000 pro rata 

Based between West Middlesex and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals HIV clinics.  

The successful applicant(s) will work closely with our volunteer coordinator and the HIV clinic teams providing peer led support to those diagnosed and re-engaging in care via the two A&E sites. 

They will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will be required to be based in the clinic, no remote working is available due to the nature of how patients are tested and referred.  

Monthly clinical supervision will be provided. 

The successful applicant will also play a key role in co-creating and delivering HIV and anti-stigma training to health care professionals across the two sites.  

Further details are available in the job description and person specification

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please email  

How to apply: 

To apply, please complete the application form and send to  

The deadline for applications will be 18th August and interviews will be held on the 22nd August.