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Leyland, Lancashire

Voluntary position

Expenses will be paid

Additional benefits: Be a part of positive change for Lancashire’s people and communities


 

Healthwatch Lancashire is the public voice for health and social care and exists to make services work for the people who use them.

We believe that the best way to do this is by providing people with opportunities to share their views and experiences… and we’re looking for a Chairperson to lead us as we pursue this belief to deliver positive change for the people of Lancashire. 

If you’re a leader who can help us create a culture of openness and support; if you’re looking for a way to use your understanding of health and care to help others, please take a look below to find out more. 

 

What the role’s about

The Chairperson of Healthwatch Lancashire is responsible for the leadership of the organisation and ensures that we meet all our legal obligations.

In addition, the Chairperson will provide representation for Healthwatch Lancashire as an active member of our operator’s board of trustees attending meetings where agreed.

The Chairperson will work closely with our Chief Executive to guide the organisation’s strategic direction setting overarching goals whilst providing clear and informed leadership. 

 

What’ll you be doing

As our Chairperson you will be a leader and spokesperson. You will represent Healthwatch Lancashire as a senior figure and guiding hand, including:

  • Acting as an ambassador for Healthwatch, providing representation at external functions, meetings and events
  • Providing leadership support to the staff team and volunteers
  • Supporting the development of a strategic plan for Healthwatch, ensuring that it is implemented in accordance with statutory obligations
  • Helping steer Healthwatch through changes and challenges, managing risk and ensuring its financial viability
  • Supporting the Chief Executive Officer in their role of: – Championing Healthwatch Lancashire – Relationship building with key strategic partners
  • Promoting a culture of openness, critical thinking and grounded debate
  • Promoting good governance and the execution of best practice

 

About you

We appreciate applications from anyone with a passion for promoting excellent health and care, but the ideal candidate may have:

  • Familiarity with relevant health and social care organisations in Lancashire and a good understanding of the current economy.
  • Knowledge of health and care provision 
  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of Healthwatch
  • Knowledge of community engagement and involvement – with particular reference to health and wellbeing
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, contributing an independent perspective
  • Integrity in the performance of their duties, identifying and declaring any vested interests or conflict of interest
  • No political affiliation
  • Desire to participate in training and development activities associated with their role

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply 

Please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

 

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 11th April 2022.

 

For an informal chat to discuss the role please contact Kerry Prescott on 01524 239100.


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