Healthwatch NEL recruiting new members for Independent Strategic Advisory Board

The purpose of Healthwatch is to give patients and the wider public a powerful voice, ensuring that their views and experiences are heard by those who plan and deliver health and social care services, giving people a real say over how their local health and social care services are run. Healthwatch was established as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and as a result has a number of legal powers to enable it to fulfil this function.

Meeting New Horizons (MNH) have recently been awarded the contract to continue the delivery of Healthwatch in North East Lincolnshire, and are currently recruiting members to join their Independent Strategic Advisory Board (ISAB).

The central purpose of the ISAB is to ensure a winning strategy for Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire and be a strategic partner to senior management. The ISAB will give robust scrutiny of delivery plans to ensure the overall strategy of Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire meets the needs of the residents of North East Lincolnshire. They will also have responsibility for maintaining and safeguarding the independence, probity and transparency of Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire.

Healthwatch are interested in receiving applications from those who have proven knowledge of expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • patient and public engagement
  • children and young people
  • marketing and communications
  • health and social care
  • volunteer management
  • strategic leadership

This is a voluntary role and members will be required to meet at least four times a year to fulfil the functions of the ISAB.

All applicants will be assessed against the enclosed role description.

If you would like to apply or would like more information, please contact Helen Grimwood at Alternatively download an application pack.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 17th June 2018.