Role Title: Trustee
Remuneration: Unpaid role
Based: Milton Keynes
Healthwatch Milton Keynes is the independent local Champion for public health and social services. Our mission is to be an independent organisation, providing an effective local voice for people in Milton Keynes, influencing and shaping Health and Social Care services to meet their needs.
We are seeking new Trustees to join our Board. Do you want to help local people have a say in the way health and social care services are designed and delivered, and influence service change for the better? Do you live in Milton Keynes, or have a broad interest in health and social care issues in Milton Keynes and feel that you have the skills to support us as a Trustee?
The Board of Trustees is the main governing body of Healthwatch Milton Keynes and is responsible for setting our strategic objectives and ensuring that Healthwatch Milton Keynes delivers its statutory duties. At present it has 7 members. We are interested in hearing from members with practical or professional experience of Equality and Diversity, Strategy, Human Resources, Communications and Marketing and Governance but our interest is not limited to these areas of knowledge and expertise; if you feel you have something to contribute to our Board, please do apply, or contact us to have an informal discussion.
Time commitment: The Board of Trustees meets 4 times a year on Wednesdays. You will need to be able to attend these meetings and commit time to prepare for them, reading papers in advance. The Board delegates some specific tasks and areas of work to 2 Committees. Trustees are asked to commit to membership of one Committee. Committees meet 4 times a year. This is the minimum time commitment needed to discharge the role.
The Board will be designing and launching a new strategy in Summer 2021 so there may be some small additional time commitment over the Summer.
The deadline for returning an application is 31 May 2021.