Are you passionate about making a difference to how health and social care services are delivered to local people? Are you interested in a varied role where your input matters with an employer who is committed to flexible working?
Hours: Up to 37
Location: Homebased with travel across Hampshire
Salary: £23,611 per annum pro rata (range £23,611 - £25,580)
Closing Date: Wednesday 27th December 2023
Healthwatch is the local voice for the people of Hampshire when it comes to NHS and social care. We do three main things:
We capture the views of local people on their experiences of using local services and use this to push NHS organisations, the Council and other publicly funded health and social care organisations to make improvements – or to celebrate where things are working well.
We provide information and advice about local services to help people get the support they need.
We challenge NHS and social care providers to make things better.
In Hampshire the local Healthwatch is hosted by The Advocacy People who would be your employer. The Advocacy People and Healthwatch share core values which are all about people’s voices: empowering people to speak up; amplifying service user voices; enabling people to participate in, and influence, decision-making about health and social care; and provide information which helps people make informed decisions.
We’re looking for passionate and innovative communicators to join our small and friendly team.
With strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills, as a Healthwatch Officer you’ll create opportunities to engage digitally and face-to-face with a wide range of people on health and care issues.
You’ll need to build positive relationships with local residents, reaching those who are seldom heard or marginalised, and professionals from the health, social care and voluntary sectors.
Good teamwork is essential: we are looking for people who are flexible and confident, who can speak to people from all parts of the community, and who will be ready to support the team in the different facets of its work, such as the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers.
As an employee of The Advocacy People, you’ll be offered a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements and a comprehensive support and development programme.
We really look forward to hearing from you!
Role requirements and how to apply
With travel across Hampshire required for the role a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as many parts of Hampshire are not reachable by public transport. As this role is home-based we need you to have a stable home broadband service and a reliable mobile phone coverage.
Please note that this position is subject to standard DBS and Right to Work checks and we ask all invited applicants to bring evidence (photographic where possible) of their right to work in the UK to interview.
New employee start dates can only be confirmed once relevant checks have been completed and satisfactory references received.
Please specify in your application your preferred weekly working hours and location.
Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 27 December 2023
Interview Date: w/c Monday 15th January October 2024
Interview venue: online via MS Teams
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Kate Knowlton, Healthwatch Hampshire Manager Kate.Knowlton@healthwatchhampshire.co.uk or telephone: 07809 164485 or email
Application forms, Job descriptions and relevant policies and guidance are available at: https://www.theadvocacypeople.org.uk/job-vacancies (please copy and paste this into your browser unless you are directed automatically to our recruitment portal).