VacanciesWorking with Healthwatch Gloucestershire
Join our passionate team and help shape health and social care services in Gloucestershire
Healthwatch Gloucestershire is an independent organisation, which has an important role in assessing the quality of local health and social care services today and influencing the design of services for tomorrow.
We aim to be at the heart of the local community, embracing Gloucestershire’s diversity, and playing a key part in enabling people to have their say on matters of health and social care.
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.