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Closed: 30 January 2017

Chief Executive Officer

Posted by Healthwatch Nottingham

Location Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Healthwatch Nottingham seek an experienced CEO to help put the voice of citizens at the centre of health and care and drive improvement.

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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