Healthwatch Sefton Seek New Chairperson!

Healthwatch Sefton are the independent champion for people using local health and social care services. They are a statutory body which has a role to listen to what people like about services and what could be improved. Healthwatch share these views with those with the power to make change happen.

Healthwatch Sefton is looking to recruit a chairperson to lead the organisation over the next three years. The current term of office has come to an end and they are now recruiting to the role. Healthwatch Sefton are a company limited by guarantee and a subsidiary company of Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (Sefton CVS).

They  are the local Healthwatch covering the borough of Sefton and are part of the national Healthwatch network which is chaired by Sir Robert Francis QC.

They are looking for a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individual to continue to lead Healthwatch Sefton. The role will require someone with knowledge, understanding and experience of governance at a senior or board level. The chairperson will Chair their Board, their steering group and be their representative on Sefton’s Health and Wellbeing board and the local Clinical Commissioning Groups Governing Body.

The role is a voluntary position and unpaid, however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid. The minimum commitment to the role will be 2 days per month (which can be covered over a number of days/hours).

Diane Blair, Manager explains: “This is an exciting time to join us as we are also recruiting to many other volunteer roles so this will be a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of our organisation moving forward.”

Testimonial from their chairperson;

“It has been a privilege to have been chair of Healthwatch Sefton for two terms of office. I have learnt a great deal about how health and social care services are provided locally and about what is important to the people of Sefton. “We have an excellent team of staff and volunteers and the new chair will be in a good position to move forward with the work that has been started and to really make a difference for the people of Sefton. We have an excellent team of staff and volunteers and the new chair will be in a good position to move forward with the work that has been started and to really make a difference for the people of Sefton.”

To download an application pack, visit the Healthwatch Sefton website.

The closing date to apply for the role is 5pm on Friday 24th February, and interviews are schduled for Thursday 12th March 2020 (between 12 noon – 5pm)

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Diane Blair, Manager. Healthwatch Sefton. Tel: 0151 920 0726 (ext 240)

 

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