Grade B - £37,321 (National) per annum
Home Based: Choice of North East and Yorkshire; North West or Central England (East of England, West and East Midlands)
Closing Date Sunday 9th February 2020 - 11.59pm
*Proposed Interview date week commencing 24th February 2020 in London
We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We aim to help improve the quality of services by letting the government and those running services know what people want from care.
We also support a network of 150 local Healthwatch services to reach out to every section of the community and encourage more people to speak up.
Together, our work is resulting in big and small changes that are helping to make care better.
This is an exciting time to be part of Healthwatch England as we reshape our support offer to the 150 local Healthwatch across England.
Let us tell you a little bit about the role....
We are looking for a Campaigns and Regional Manager to support participation by Healthwatch in national campaigns. You will also coordinate and deliver support to local Healthwatch within a designated region - one of a) North East and Yorkshire and Humber, b) North West or c) Central (West and East Midlands and East England).
You’ll be working closely with colleagues to design and implement national campaigns which seek to reach and involve Healthwatch, local people and community organisations as well as enable 150 Healthwatch to act collectively to achieve positive change in health and care.
You’ll work alongside other regional managers in the Network Development Team, supporting them to implement new national programmes including volunteering, impact, quality assurance, sustainability and collaboration in your designated region.
You’ll also be responsible for assisting Healthwatch in your region to be as effective as possible by acting as a critical friend and facilitating action plans against a new quality assurance framework.
What we're looking for from you....
We’re looking for someone with a solid understanding of small voluntary organisations and who is comfortable with the mix that supports effective campaigns: communication and media; digital; partnerships and stakeholder relationships.
You’ll have an ability to lead a change programme that will support every Healthwatch to participate in national campaigns and ensure the learning informs Healthwatch and Healthwatch England’s work.
Whilst working remotely, you’ll be good at collaborative working, as well as managing a range of stakeholder relationships, including local authority commissioners who fund local Healthwatch. You will be able to operate at senior level, advising on organisational effectiveness, have strong negotiation skills and manage competing priorities.