Our vision is to set the standard for community engagement, research & advocacy excellence and in doing so, to become the engagement and research company of choice for businesses, organisations and individuals. To meet our vision and provide our clients with high-quality, insight-driven strategic advice -we employ individuals who understand our clients’ needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it.

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Sessional Researcher

£10 per hour Zero hours contract

This is a great opportunity to join a not for profit social research and engagement company, that can offer excellent career progression and development prospects. We are seeking people with an interest in social research, who enjoy listening and talking to people and capturing information.

Due to the flexible nature of this position applications are welcomed from current undergraduates.

Our client specialists in social research and community engagement.

Essential requirements:

  • Experience of gathering data
  • An understanding or experience of research and the processes involved
  • Flexibility to work at short notice and different locations
  • Able to travel throughout the relevant area using public/ own transport
  • Desirable:
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people
  • Experience of working with children
  • Full UK driving license and access to a car

The role will involve working alongside the research team and staff at our Healthwatch branches across the region, to gather primary data from service users. Duties to include, but not limited to;

  • Face to face engagement through methods such as interviews, focus groups and questionnaires.
  • Engaging with potentially vulnerable people, including young adults, children and prisoners.

Salary/Package: £10.00 per hour. Working on a zero hours contract.

Sessional Researcher Healthwatch Solihull:  Apply

Sessional Researcher Healthwatch Leicester Apply

Board Coordinators

Salary/hours:£10.57 per hour, covering 10 hours per month. 

This is a great opportunity to join a local independent patient champion for health and care services. The position would suit somebody ideally experienced as a PA to Director level or administrator, looking for a part time position, working 10 hours per month. If you are passionate about making a difference, this is the role for you

Essential requirements: Ability to travel across  the area you applied for and surrounding areas, as well as occasional travel to different locations of business may be required for this role, along with;

  • Experience in running meetings, preparing agendas, taking minutes – is needed for this role
  • Possess excellent organisation, communication and ICT skills
  • Is a self-starter, has exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage upwards
  • Has the ability to be flexible in approach with the ability to take ownership of new priorities at short notice
  • Has excellent verbal, written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Has the ability to take notes and produce accurate minutes
  • Always maintains confidentiality
  • Has a clean driving licence.

The role will involve being a principal source of communication between the local Healthwatch Advisory Board and its members. Responsibilities and Tasks include:

  • Preparing the agenda for the Healthwatch Advisory Board meetings (between 4 and 6 per year, usually lasting 2 hours) with the Chair and Manager as appropriate
  • Organising, scheduling and attending all Board meetings
  • Taking minutes of all Board meetings and ensure the action log is maintained and that decisions are implemented
  • Ensuring approved minutes are published on the website
  • The management of the filing system so that consistency and easy accessibility is maintained
  • Supporting the organisation of the Annual Public Meeting.

Salary/hours:£10.57 per hour, covering 10 hours per month.

To Apply;

Board Coordinator Healthwatch Wolverhampton: Apply 

Board Coordinator Healthwatch Warrington and Halton: Apply 

Board Coordinator Healthwatch Walsall: Apply 

Board Coordinator Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent: Apply 

Board Coordinator Healthwatch Solihull: Appy 

Board Coordinator Healthwatch Sandwell: Apply

Board Coordinator Healthwatch Leicestershire: Apply 


Healthwatch Sandwell is the independent champion for local people’s voices in health and social care in Sandwell, and with effect from 1 April 2019 will be delivered by Engaging Communities. We are now looking to recruit a number of Healthwatch Sandwell Advisory Board members who have a passion for developing Healthwatch Sandwell as the “consumer champion” for NHS, public health and adult and children’s social care services across the Borough.

Board members will need to have a good understanding of health, social care and well-being policy issues and challenges facing the NHS and Local Authorities, together with a good awareness of the local environment in Sandwell and how health and social care services are delivered.

If you would like to play a leading part in shaping the future of a vital organisation, then we would welcome your application.

Recruitment packs are available from Aileen Farrer – aileen.farrer@ecstaffs.co.uk or 01785 887809.  If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Elizabeth Learoyd on 07776090003.

To apply for this role, please submit your application to Aileen Farrer at the email address shown above.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date for completed applications TBC
Interview date TBC

Recruitment Pack

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