We are looking for new Healthwatch Northamptonshire Advisory Board members to represent West Northamptonshire or North Northamptonshire depending on their residency. We are especially looking for people with an interest in the following services and communities, who are keen to champion the voices of people:
- Mental Health service
- Services for children, young people and families
- Acute services (hospitals)
- Learning disabilities and special educational needs
- Physical disabilities and impairments
- GP services
- Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
- Ambulance services, transport and accessibility
Advisory Board members will help determine the strategic direction for Healthwatch Northamptonshire and, working with the Healthwatch Northamptonshire staff team, help us to develop and deliver our work plan on behalf of the people of Northamptonshire.
They will ensure Healthwatch Northamptonshire's operations are transparent and accountable and help us to engage with members of the public, consumers and carers, including ‘seldom heard’ groups, to gain their views on health and social care issues and problems in Northamptonshire.
Please read the job description to find out more about the role and the skills and experience required.
Time commitment for Advisory Board Members:
Read Board papers and attend Advisory Board meetings every three months (approximately 5-6 hours).
Respond to emails and attend other meetings and events on behalf of Healthwatch Northamptonshire as desired (average 2-4 hours per meeting or event).
If you are interested in becoming an Advisory Board member, please read the role description and download the application form below. (Applications by email are preferred but please email email@example.com or phone 0300 002 0010 if you require a copy of the form posted to you.)
The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 30 June. If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisting and interviewing will be the first two weeks of July.
Successful Advisory Board members will then go through a robust induction process, including safeguarding, the role of a Healthwatch Advisory Board, and working with partners.