Manager Healthwatch Somerset

Manager Healthwatch Somerset

Healthwatch Somerset
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £32,154 pa (pro-rata if part time)
  • Closing date: Sunday April 25th, 2021 11:59pm
  • Find on map

Full-time (37.5 hours*)
Salary £32,154 pa (pro-rata if part time), pension scheme, 25 days annual leave

Are you an experienced manager, a good listener and excited about the idea of going out and talking with local people and communities across Somerset? Are you passionate about empowering people to have their voices heard? Are you a confident spokesperson who could influence local health and social care decision makers? If you answered yes to these questions you could be part of our team.

Here at Healthwatch Somerset, we are passionate about having a health and care service which is shaped by the people who use it. We’re the county’s independent health and care champion and we exist to make sure people are at the heart of care.

We’re looking for someone to lead and coordinate a small team of staff and volunteers and to work in partnership with the Healthwatch Somerset Local Board to deliver our work plan. You will be someone who shares our passion and commitment to ensuring local people are heard and able to influence the development of services.

You will have experience of leading a team and have an understanding of health and social care issues facing the NHS, local authorities and other service providers. The role will include leading the day to day activities of Healthwatch Somerset such as developing and overseeing its work programme, managing staff and volunteers as well as developing engagement activities in the county.

The successful post holder needs to have a genuine commitment to involving local people in our important work, the ability to inspire and motivate staff and volunteers, as well as good planning and listening skills and be a confident spokesperson for Healthwatch Somerset.

If you want to know more, visit our website and download our job pack.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a generous contributory pension scheme, comfortable office accommodation in Bridgwater and flexible working practices.

*Fewer hours would be considered to a minimum of 30 hours per week

For more information about this post and to download an application form please visit:
or telephone: 01225 701851

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 25th April 2021
Date for interviews: Thursday 29th April via MS Teams