Working with Healthwatch Gloucestershire

We currently have one staff vacancy

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Healthwatch Gloucestershire Youth Engagement Officer

Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary £21,119
12 month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity
  • Do you have experience of working with children and young people and do you understand the challenges that they face?
  • Are you passionate about empowering young people to have their voices heard?
  • If so, you could be part of an exciting new project.

At Healthwatch Gloucestershire, we’re committed to ensuring our health and care service is shaped by the people who use it. We’re the county’s independent health and care champion and we exist to make sure people are at the heart of care.

We want to ensure that children and young people from across the county are listened to and heard by the people who buy, plan and run health and social care services in Gloucestershire. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced Youth Engagement Officer to lead an exciting new Young Listeners project.

You will lead the project and recruit, train and support a team of 10 young listeners who will in turn engage with other children and young people from across Gloucestershire offering a peer to peer engagement approach.  It will be a varied and interesting job and no two days will be the same.

You will need a can-do attitude, be enthusiastic and a ‘people person’.  You will also need to be a team player who enjoys being part of and contributing to a small and dynamic team.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a generous contributory pension scheme, comfortable office accommodation in Quedgeley and flexible working practices.

Get in touch to find out more

Telephone 01452 504989

Download the Application Pack

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 8 March 2020
Date for interview: Thursday 12 March in Quedgeley

Join our Local Board and make a difference

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is now seeking additional Local Board members.  We welcome interest from all sections of the local community.

Local Board members will oversee and contribute to the work programme and play a crucial role in monitoring its delivery.  They also play a part supporting the organisation to adhere to its principles, purpose and vision and ensuring that it operates in a moral and ethical way.

We’re looking for local people with a passionate interest in helping the local community shape the way their health and social care services are run.  Although not essential, if you have knowledge or experience in social care, children and young people, mental health, equalities and diversity this would be beneficial.

What’s expected

Local Board meetings are held every month.  In addition, Local Board members will need to spend about two days a month on Board matters, plus emails and occasional meetings, both daytime and evening. The role is voluntary, but all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be covered.  The term of office will be for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend by a further two years.

“I see first-hand much of the remarkable care provided by the health professionals and their support staff but also get to hear directly from service users about the care they receive. To me, Healthwatch Gloucestershire offers a really user friendly and safe way of allowing those in need of health and social care in the county to say what they think of the service they receive.”

Bob Lloyd-Smith, Healthwatch Gloucestershire Local Board Chair.

Get in touch to find out more

Telephone 01452 504989
Download the recruitment pack with further information about the role of a Local Board member