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Healthwatch Gloucestershire Manager
Salary £30,906 pa (pro-rata if part time), pension scheme, 25 days annual leave
Are you an experienced manager, a good listener and excited about the idea of going out and talking with local people and communities across Gloucestershire? Are you passionate about empowering people to have their voices heard? Are you a confident spokesperson who could influence local health and social care decision makers? If you answered yes to these questions you could be part of our team.
Here at Healthwatch Gloucestershire, we are passionate about having a health and care service which 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’re looking for someone to lead and coordinate a small team of staff and volunteers and to work in partnership with the Healthwatch Gloucestershire Local Board to deliver our work plan. You will be someone who shares our passion and commitment to ensuring local people are heard and able to influence the development of services.
You will have experience of leading a team and have an understanding of health and social care issues facing the NHS, local authorities and other service providers. The role will include leading the day to day activities of Healthwatch Gloucestershire such as developing and overseeing its work programme, managing staff and volunteers, developing engagement activities as well as having strategic oversight of the health and social care landscape across the county.
The successful post holder needs to have a genuine commitment to involving local people in our important work, the ability to inspire and motivate staff and volunteers, as well as good planning and listening skills and be a confident spokesperson for Healthwatch Gloucestershire.
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.
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.
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.