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Healthwatch Officer (Communications) Hampshire

Starting salary £23,611 per annum pro rata (Range £23,611 - £25,580)
Part-time (Up to 27.5 hours per week )
Job description

Healthwatch is the local voice for the people of Hampshire when it comes to NHS and social care.  We do three main things:

· We capture the views of local people on their experiences of using local services and use this to push NHS        organisations, the Council and other publicly funded health and social care organisations to make improvements – or to celebrate where things are working well.

· We provide information and advice about local services to help people get the support they need.

· We challenge NHS and social care providers to make things better.

In Hampshire the local Healthwatch is hosted by The Advocacy People who would be your employer. The Advocacy People and Healthwatch share core values which are all about people’s voices: empowering people to speak up; amplifying service user voices; enabling people to participate in, and influence, decision-making about health and social care; and provide information which helps people make informed decisions.

We’re looking for a passionate and innovative communicator to join our small and friendly team.

With strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills, as Healthwatch Officer you’ll create opportunities to engage digitally and face-to-face with a wide range of people on health and care issues.

You’ll need to build positive relationships with local residents, reaching those who are seldom heard or marginalised, and professionals from the health, social care and voluntary sectors.

Good teamwork is essential: we are looking for someone who is flexible and confident, who can speak to people from all parts of the community, and who will be ready to support the team in the different facets of its work, such as the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers.

As an employee of The Advocacy People, you’ll be offered a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements and a comprehensive support and development programme.

Role requirements and how to apply

With travel across Hampshire required for the role a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as many parts of Hampshire are not reachable by public transport. As this role is home-based we need you to have a stable home broadband service and reliable mobile phone coverage. 

Please note that this position is subject to standard DBS and Right to Work checks and we ask all invited applicants to bring evidence (photographic where possible) of their right to work in the UK to interview.

New employee start dates can only be confirmed once relevant checks have been completed and satisfactory references received.

Application forms, Job descriptions and relevant policies and guidance are available on our website under Job Vacancies. Please specify in your application your preferred weekly working hours.

We really look forward to hearing from you! 


Posted on: 16 November 2023
Closed date: 15 December 2023 at 09:00
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development

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