Healthwatch Birmingham is the independent champion created to gather and represent the public and patient’s experiences of using local health and social care services. This includes services like GPs, pharmacists, hospitals, dentists, care homes and community based care. We gather, analyse and act upon the feedback provided by patients and the public in the city, and use this to drive improvement in local Health and Social Care Services.
Our organisation is going from strength to strength, with our work resulting in more and more positive change for people who live and work in Birmingham. The primary purpose of the Board is to maintain a strategic role in governing Healthwatch Birmingham. The Board has oversight, leadership and accountability in ensuring compliance with the organisation’s values and objects.
Meeting quarterly, our Board is critical to our growth and we have a number of exciting opportunities to join Healthwatch Birmingham and drive our continued success.
We are currently seeking to recruit Non-Executive Directors to join our existing Board. We are looking for people with the right level of executive senior leadership experience who have skills, knowledge and competencies that they would like to develop at a governance level.
We have a strong commitment to equality and diversity both in our people within the organisation and in our services that we provide to our communities. We therefore welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates.
Remuneration: Expenses Only (Voluntary Position)
We are looking for Non-Executive Board members who can help the board to maintain a strategic role in governing Healthwatch Birmingham.
We are particularly looking for applicants who are experienced in one or more of the following:
- Audit and Risk
- Data Protection
- Financial Management
- Business Development
- Health and or social care commissioning
- Health and or social care operations
In order to apply for a Non-Executive Director role please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter (up to 2000 words) to address the points below:
- Explaining why you wish to be a Healthwatch Birmingham Board member
- Explaining your experience and knowledge of Health and Social care in Birmingham
- Providing information on your experience of governance
- Detailing how you meet one or more of the key skills we are particularly looking for as outlined above.
- Explaining and evidencing how you meet the competencies outlined in the role description
- Word limit up to 2000 words
Only the information on the covering letter will be used to shortlist applicants for interview.
Closing date: Friday 16 March 2018 by 10:00am
Applications to be submitted to Di Hickey, Secretary to the Board
Hard copy to: Healthwatch Birmingham, Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8QG and marked ‘Private & Confidential’ Or by email: nedrecruitment[at]healthwatchbirmingham.co[dot]uk
Successful applicants will be invited to interview and notified by Friday 23rd March, 2018 (If you have not been contacted by this date you have not been shortlisted for interview).
Interviews will take place on Thursday 29th March, 2018.
Please see person specification in the role description for any restrictions on applying for this role.