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Manager – Heathwatch Staffordshire


Healthwatch Staffordshire is the independent champion for local people’s voices in health and social care in Staffordshire.  From 1 April 2013 this service has been delivered by Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS), a Community Interest Company that also delivers nine others local Healthwatch contracts. ECS is now looking for an energetic, committed operational manager, passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people in the County by ensuring that health and social care services are geared to their needs.

Your organisational skills will be required to lead a small team of staff in gathering the views and feedback from the diverse local community to influence improvements in services.  You will also be able to deploy your strong relationship management skills to develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders at Staffordshire County Council, NHS organisations, the local voluntary and community sector, and with volunteers, service users and patients.  Gaining their trust and insight will be key to supporting you in working with the Chair and Advisory Board for Healthwatch Staffordshire in developing and implementing an agreed strategic plan and work priorities for Healthwatch Staffordshire.

Healthwatch Staffordshire is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services, whether it is improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Essential qualities include management experience, effective cross-sector partnership working and the ability to involve local people.   Knowledge of the health and social care landscape and/or knowledge of Staffordshire would be very desirable.

Further information, job description and application form please contact Aileen Farrer on 01785 887809.    If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Elizabeth Learoyd on 07776090003.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date for completed applications 18 October 2019 (5.00 p.m.)
Interview date 24 & 25 October 2019

Application Form

Job Description


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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