Healthwatch Croydon Opportunities
About Healthwatch Croydon
Healthwatch Croydon works to get the best out of local health and social care services responding to local voices. From improving services today to helping shape better ones for tomorrow, we listen to local people’s views and experiences and then influence decision-making.
If you want to discuss the roles or the work of Healthwatch Croydon, please feel free to contact Edwina Morris, Healthwatch Croydon Chair at email@example.com preferably with a telephone number and times you would be available to talk.
Presently we do not have any paid job opportunities, but please come back soon for updates! Please note we only accept CVs and applications for specific roles.
The Local Leadership Board – voluntary roles
The Local Leadership Board is overall responsible for delivering the Croydon Council contract. The Board consists of Members appointed by Public Voice. The Public Voice Chief Executive attends the board as does the Healthwatch Croydon Manager.
Now Recruiting Healthwatch Croydon Board Members (November 2023)
Make a difference to Croydon – Become a Healthwatch Croydon Board Member
• Are you passionate about improving health and social care?
• Do you want to see services meet the needs of those who use them?
• Are you committed to ensuring that voices of patients, service users and carers are heard?
Healthwatch Croydon, your local champion for health and social care, are looking for additional Board Members for its Local Leadership Board.
As a Board Member you will have a responsibility for:
- Contributing to our policy and strategic direction;
- Helping to define goals and targets as well as evaluating performance;
- Helping to influence change in services based on insight reports and feedback from local residents.
We are looking for people with relevant knowledge, experience and commitment to better outcomes in health and care for Croydon residents. You will need to be a team player, a clear thinker, with good communication and interpersonal skills, and able to speak up on behalf of Healthwatch Croydon on issues you feel are important.
Board members represent Croydon residents and we encourage applications from all sections of our diverse communities. We are particularly keen to involve people with lived experience of health and/or social care or who may have worked within relevant services. Full details of what we require are contained within the person specification for the role.
We have an induction programme to help you learn about being a Board member, and about current health and social care issues. You will be given full support to help you into your new role.
Whilst Board members are voluntary roles, expenses will be paid, and being a Board member can give you useful experience that could help to further your career.
The roles can expand to fill the time you have available. At a minimum Board members will be expected to prepare for and attend a 2-hour Board meeting monthly and possibly represent Healthwatch on other health and social care boards across Croydon.
Closing date: Friday 5th January 2024
About Healthwatch Croydon Healthwatch Croydon works to get the best out of local health and social care services responding to local voices. From improving services today to helping shape better ones for tomorrow, we listen to local people’s views and experiences and then influence decision-making.
How to apply:
Please contact Edwina Morris by email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent further information about becoming a Board member and how to apply.
If you are thinking about applying to become a Board member, but want to know more first, you are welcome to attend our Information session, which will be held at the Carers Support Centre, 24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB on Wednesday 6th December from 12.00 to 13.30. You will be able to talk to Board and staff members and ask any questions about the work of Healthwatch Croydon or the Local Leadership Board, sign up here>>>
If you can’t attend the Information session, or have further questions, please feel free to contact Edwina Morris, Chair, Healthwatch Croydon at email@example.com preferably with a telephone number and the times you would be available to talk.
Once you have applied we aim to contact you within two weeks of the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application. The interview will be held in January 2024, and the date is to be confirmed, so please let us know of any dates when you will NOT be available to attend an interview.
We look forward to hearing from you.