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Healthwatch Staffordshire is the consumer champion for health and social care for adults, children and young people. Our role is to enable people to feedback their views and experiences of the health and social care services they receive and for their input to influence how services are planned and delivered in the future.”

We have a simple ambition, to make health and social care services better for the people who use them in Staffordshire. We are here to understand the needs, experience and concerns of people who use services and speak out on their behalf.

Any current vacancies are listed below.

Recruiting for Healthwatch Staffordshire Manager


Healthwatch Staffordshire is the independent champion for local people’s voices in health and social care in Staffordshire.  From 1 April 2013, this service has been delivered by Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS), a Community Interest Company that also delivers nine other local Healthwatch contracts. ECS is now looking for an energetic, committed operational manager, passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people in the County by ensuring that health and social care services are geared to their needs.

Your organisational skills will be required to lead a small team of staff in gathering the views and feedback from the diverse local community to influence improvements in services.  You will also be able to deploy your strong relationship management skills to develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders at Staffordshire County Council, NHS organisations, the local voluntary and community sector, and with volunteers, service users and patients.  Gaining their trust and insight will be key to supporting you in working with the Chair and Advisory Board for Healthwatch Staffordshire in developing and implementing an agreed strategic plan and work priorities for Healthwatch Staffordshire.

Healthwatch Staffordshire is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services, whether it is improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Essential qualities include management experience, effective cross-sector partnership working and the ability to involve local people.   Knowledge of the health and social care landscape and/or knowledge of Staffordshire would be very desirable.

Further information, job description and application form please contact Aileen Farrer on 01785 887809.  If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Elizabeth Learoyd on 07776090003.

Closing date for applications: 18 October 2019 (5.00 p.m.)

Interviews:  24 & 25 October 2019

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