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Working with Healthwatch Somerset

The Healthwatch Somerset service is run by Evolving Communities CIC, a community interest company and equal opportunities employer.


Full-time (37.5 hours) or part-time considered*

Salary £32,154 (pro rata), pension scheme, 25 days annual leave

Are you an experienced manager, a good listener and excited about the idea of going out and talking with local people and communities across Somerset?  Are you passionate about empowering people to have their voices heard?  Are you a confident spokesperson who could influence local health and social care decision makers?

If you answered yes to these questions, you could be part of our team.

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 someone to lead and coordinate a small team of staff and volunteers and to work in partnership with the Healthwatch Somerset Local Board to deliver our work plan.  You will be someone who shares our passion and commitment to ensuring local people are heard and able to influence the development of services.

You will have experience of leading a team and have an 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 developing and overseeing its work programme, managing staff and volunteers as well as developing engagement activities in the county.

The successful postholder 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 good planning and listening skills and be a confident spokesperson for Healthwatch Somerset.

If you want to know more, please download the application pack below.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a generous contributory pension scheme, comfortable office accommodation in Bridgwater and flexible working practices.

* Fewer hours would be considered to a minimum of 30 hours per week

Download the Manager Application Pack

Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 25 April 2021
Date for interviews:
Thursday 29 April via MS Teams

Volunteer with Us

We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers.  So, whether you can spare a little bit of time or a lot, we’d love to welcome you into our team.