22.5 hours per week
£18,543 per annum pro rata
Healthwatch has been set up across England to give patients, people who use services and local communities a strong voice in influencing decisions about health and social care services. Healthwatch York provides this service across the City of York Council area.
Healthwatch York is a small organisation with a wide remit. Our success as a team depends on all staff being flexible, co-operative and supportive of other staff members working in different roles.
We are seeking a dynamic and personable individual to support our vital engagement work. This is an exciting opportunity to support a successful and renowned organisation reach people across the city to hear their views on health and social care services.
You will provide engagement support for Healthwatch York, coordinating a wide range of activities aimed at helping people across York be heard in health and social care services. This includes supporting Healthwatch York outreach activities, engaging directly with the public across the city, feeding back themes and issues to the Healthwatch York team, both verbally and through the use of digital databases. You will also provide guidance and support to the Healthwatch York volunteers undertaking information and signposting roles. The role will be based at York CVS and involve some travel across the city.
You will have previous experience of engagement work, supporting the development and delivery of events and engagement activities. You will be experienced at working with diverse communities, and passionate about supporting them to get their voice heard across health and social care.
You will need excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
You will also need to demonstrate the ability to use IT, including Microsoft Office software and MS Outlook.
Previous experience of working with volunteers is essential.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Catherine Scott, Interim Manager of Healthwatch York at York CVS email Catherine.email@example.com
For further details please see the job description / person specification on our website.
To apply, please download and complete our application form below and send this to our HR department by email as a Word document to HR@yorkcvs.org.uk or by post to: HR, York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET.
Closing date: Sunday 24th March
Interviews: Tuesday 2nd, Thursday 4th, Tuesday 9th April (pm only)