Healthwatch Dudley is recruiting…

Could you represent people who access health and social care services in Dudley borough?  Are you passionate about maintaining and improving the quality of local services?  Do you have the skills to help drive the development of Healthwatch Dudley?

We are recruitingWho we are looking for:
Ideally you will live in Dudley borough so that you have a good grasp of the area and issues surrounding health and social care.

You will have a keen interest in making sure that services are fit for purpose so that residents of Dudley get the right care when they need it.

You might be someone who accesses local services, a carer or an ex-health professional who now wishes to contribute in a voluntary capacity to shaping health and social care.

You will also have some understanding and experience of service changes, perhaps you have asked ‘why’ or ‘how’ in the past and have been a voice in making change happen.

What will being a Board member involve?
Members of the Healthwatch Dudley Board will be asked to commit between one or two meetings per quarter. You will commit to supporting one or more areas of interest across the health and social care arena including:

  • Primary care
  • New Models of Care
  • Secondary Care
  • Adult social care, including residential care
  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Children and young people

Although appointments will be made on merit we would particularly be interested to hear from younger applicants that can represent the views of children and young people. Tailored support would be provided.

What we are looking for in a Vice Chair:
In addition to being an active member of the Healthwatch Dudley Board, the Vice Chair will be required to commit to two days a month (flexible working), have  the ability to attend strategic meetings and have confidence to take part in external meetings where constructive challenge may be required.

Board roles are voluntary (unpaid) positions, volunteer expenses will be reimbursed in line with our policies.

The Vice Chair will receive an Honorarium of £2,500 per annum for working two days per month.  Hours and work will be flexible to meet the needs of the organisation.

How do I apply?

Click here to download an application pack

Click here to download an application form

Or contact us to request a copy by email, post or in an alternative format.

What happens next?
Applications will be assessed by a panel and shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on 6th September 2018.

For any queries about the role, application process or additional requirements for interview, please telephone 03000 111 001.

The deadline for the return of application forms is 5.00pm Friday 24th August 2018