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Healthwatch Somerset Manager

Full-time (37.5 hours per week) working Monday to Friday
Part-time (30 hours per week)
Salary £30,000pa (pro-rata if part time), pension scheme, 25 days annual leave

Here at Healthwatch Somerset, we are passionate about having a health and care service which is shaped by the people who use it. We’re the county’s independent health and care champion and we exist to make sure people are at the heart of care.

We’re looking for a Healthwatch Somerset Manager to lead and coordinate a small team of staff and volunteers to deliver our work plan which will include working closely with the local Board. You will be someone who shares our passion and commitment to help make care better for our local communities in Somerset.

You will have experience of leading a team within the health and social care sector and will have a good understanding of health and social care issues facing the NHS, local authorities and other service providers. The role will include leading the day to day activities of Healthwatch Somerset such as managing staff and volunteers as well as developing engagement activities in the county.

The successful post holder needs to have a genuine commitment to involving local people in our important work, the ability to inspire and motivate staff and volunteers, as well as sound planning skills, good listening skills and be a confident spokesperson for the Healthwatch Somerset.

Download the Application Pack

Applicant letter
Healthwatch Somerset Manager Job Description
Application Form (for completion)
Equality Monitoring Form (for completion)

Closing date for applications: midnight Sunday 12 November 2017
Date for interviews: Friday 17 November 2017

Should you have any queries, then please telephone 01225 701851 or email

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