Job Description

Chief Executive Officer

Salary £35,000 p.a.

Since April 2013 Healthwatch Nottingham (HWN) has been the City’s independent consumer champion for health and social care for adults, children and young people.

We are looking for a new Chief Executive who has experience of leading an organisation or team in the private, public or voluntary/community sector and working with a range of public sector agencies, including NHS and Local Government bodies.

This is a high profile role, and applicants will have experience of a leadership role, a track record of successful service delivery and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to patient and service user involvement.

As our Chief Executive your key responsibilities will include:

  •  Responsibility for staff leadership and management, and administration of the organisation following on from the Board’s policies and decisions;
  • Lead on management of the contract with commissioners and take full responsibility for ensuring the contract requirements, objectives and performance measures are fully met.
  • To work with the Chair and the Board to ensure on-going financial viability of the organisation and the appropriate allocation of all resources;
  • To promote the organisation through effective networks, internal and external communication processes and links with the media
  • Lead on making sure Healthwatch Nottingham’s evidence base is extensive, robust and well managed in order to support voice and influence activities
  • To help the Chair and Board develop and manage a wide range of external relationships and act as an advocate with the private, voluntary and community sectors;
  • Develop a positive working relationship with Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission.

The successful applicant will have a good understanding of health and social care services and an appreciation of the broad social, political and economic trends influencing them.  S/he will be required to commit to Healthwatch Nottingham’s approach to valuing diversity and equal opportunities through its service delivery and employment. .

Holidays:  26 days plus Bank Holidays

Hours: 37 hours per week

Based at: 21 Clarendon Street, Nottingham.

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