Healthwatch Sefton Looking for New Chair Person

Healthwatch Sefton is here to give children, young people
and adults a powerful voice both locally and nationally. They are an independent organisation and represent the views and experiences of Sefton residents in the health and social care services that they receive.

Healthwatch Sefton are currently looking to recruit a new chairperson to lead and work with their Board and Steering Group in setting the strategic plan and direction of the organisation. This will need to take place in line with national requirements and agreed objectives, through good governance and effective strategic planning.

The role of chairperson will require someone with drive, energy, enthusiasm and a knowledge, understanding and experience of governance at a senior or board level. The chairperson of Healthwatch Sefton will also have a seat on the Sefton Health & Well Being Board and will need to take a leadership role within the newly emerging health and care system. The role will include leading and further developing Healthwatch Sefton, working as one of the Directors, chairing the Board, chairing the operational Steering Group and working with other partners to set the strategic plan and direction.

This position is voluntary and unpaid, however reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid. The chairperson will have access to office accommodation (Burlington House) and administrative support.

Please note – In order to apply for this position you must not be employed by an NHS organisation or Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Healthwatch Sefton have prepared an application pack, which includes further information about the role. The pack is available here.

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm, Friday 17th December 2021

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