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Bromley, Greater London
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Job description

About the role

Strategic Ambassadors have a vital role to play as the link between Healthwatch Bromley and statutory organisations within health and social care, such as Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Trusts and local authorities. Primarily, Strategic Ambassadors will build effective partnerships to advance the overall aims and objectives of Healthwatch Bromley. They will support the work of statutory organisations in their engagement and involvement of people in the development and delivery of health and social care services. This will require Strategic Ambassadors to take a broad and balanced view of the strategic challenges facing health and social care, but a view fundamentally grounded in the lived experience of patients, service users and the public. 

Key Tasks

  • Lead the liaison between Healthwatch Bromley and a specified statutory sector organisation

  • Represent Healthwatch Bromley at formal (and informal) meetings, boards and committees of that organisation

  • Develop meaningful and effective relationships with the organisation, its staff, members and service users

  • Ensure that the voice and lived experience of the citizens of Bromley are taken account of within the decision-making and operational processes of the organisation, adopting a supportive, independent and critical stance

  • Present and promote the findings and recommendations of Healthwatch Bromley research and public engagement

  • Identifying potential future areas of enquiry for Healthwatch Bromley

  • Pro-actively encourage the two-way sharing of communication, information and intelligence between the organisation and Healthwatch Bromley, as well as other statutory and non-statutory organisations

  • Promote and support the general principles of engagement, involvement and coproduction within the organisation, reflecting innovative and best practice

  • Identify opportunities for Healthwatch Bromley to collaborate and work in partnership with statutory and non-statutory organisations

  • To provide regular, relevant and appropriate feedback to Healthwatch Bromley about the organisation and the partnership

Is this the right role for me?

All volunteers will be expected to have:

  • Effective communication skills in both verbally and written formats

  • Be an effective listener

  • Be able to successfully build relationships, partnerships and networks with individuals and organisations

  • Have effective skills or be capable of leadership, influencing and diplomacy

  • Be able to show a demonstrable regard for the values and principles of Healthwatch Bromley

  • Have a willingness to work in a focussed but flexible way to achieve the strategic objectives of Healthwatch Bromley

  • Be engaging around training and self-development opportunities

  • Look at how Healthwatch Bromley may strengthen its reach through other networks/organisations 

Benefits of volunteering

  • The opportunity to represent and be the voice of the local people

  • Becoming involved in making a difference to your local community

  • Using your experience with Healthwatch to develop your CV and seek work in health and social care or other fields of employment

  • Reasonable travel and expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our Volunteer Policy

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Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC) is an independent organisation that gives people a voice to improve and shape services and help th... Read more

Posted on: 15 June 2020
Closing date: 13 September 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development,Advocacy
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