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Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 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 are currently seeking applicants to the following:

Outreach and Engagement Officer (Maternity leave cover)

37 hours per week
£22,470 p.a. pro rata.

Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are the local independent consumer champion for health and social care for adults, children and young people. Our purpose is to help improve health and care services by understanding people’s needs, experiences and concerns and speaking out on their behalf.

We are seeking a dynamic and proactive individual to assist us in reaching out and engaging with communities across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. To ensure that Healthwatch has the best possible evidence from people in order to influence the design and delivery of health and care services you will need to be a skilful and engaging communicator with a passion for change.

The Outreach and Engagement Officer is a peripatetic role covering all of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire which includes travel across the City and County. The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Focusing on the voice of the seldom heard
  • Building profile and influence through a clear purpose that adds value and develops effective partnerships and networks
  • Proactively connects with those who we find hardest to reach, taking steps to overcome barriers to participation and facilitating meaningful engagement
  • Supervising and working alongside volunteers on specific projects, including Enter and View visits

The successful applicant will be required to commit to our approach to valuing diversity and equal opportunities. Pre-employment checks will be conducted for the successful candidate including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

It is anticipated that the term of this role would be June 2018 – March 2019

How to apply:

We warmly welcome applications from individuals from all of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s population groups and diverse communities. A Job Description, Person Specification and an application form for this post and further information about our work are available by contacting 0115 956 5313.

Please note: Only completed application forms will be accepted, please do not send a CV.

If you would like to discuss this post in more detail, please contact Tracy Lack (Engagement Manager) or Jane Laughton (Interim Joint CEO) on 0115 956 5313 during office hours.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 21st May
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29th May

We are always looking for new people to join our growing team of volunteers. For more information please visit http://hwnn.co.uk/opportunities/


We are recruiting a new Chair who will lead the Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Board

Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be established in April 2018, when the two separate Boards of Healthwatch Nottingham and Healthwatch Nottinghamshire amalgamate.

The primary aim of Healthwatch is to improve the services offered to local people in the areas of health, adult and children’s social care in conjunction with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.  This in itself presents the organisation with some exciting challenges.

We are therefore looking for someone of the highest calibre to become Chair of the combined Healthwatch Board, who shares our passion for developing  Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as the independent ‘consumer champion’ for NHS, public health and  adult and children’s social care services across both the City and County. You will need immense amounts of drive, energy and enthusiasm and the ability to play a leading role in maintaining our vision.

You can find further details about this role here