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Directors at Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire (Voluntary Roles)

Could you be an important part of a ground breaking independent organisation that puts the voice of local people at the heart of public services in Central Bedfordshire?

Healthwatch group of peopleWe are looking for Directors to join our Board. You will be responsible for the ongoing work of Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire which is a powerful consumer champion for public services, supporting local people to influence and make informed choices about local health and social care services. Together with the Chair and other Board members you will also be responsible for overseeing the finances of the organisation.

Heathwatch Central Bedfordshire is a fully independent charitable organisation, commissioned and supported by Central Bedfordshire Council. Directors will have legal responsibilities as directors of a limited company and as charity trustees, and will be accountable for the discharge of Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire’s statutory responsibilities.

We would welcome applications from people who have proven experience gained in a professional, personal or voluntary capacity in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health & Social Care
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Community Development
  • Business Development
  • Law
  • Market Research
  • Patient and Public Engagement

To fill this high profile role you will have leadership experience in a voluntary and community sector, public sector or business environment, a passion for improving health and social care services and a genuine commitment to engaging all sections of the community.

Director posts will be voluntary roles with reasonable expenses paid.

Closing date for applications: 14th February 2018
For an application pack and further information please contact Diana Blackmun on 0300 303 8554
or email: info@healthwatch-centralbedfordshire.org.uk

Chair of Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire (Voluntary Role)

Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire is seeking a new Chair to lead the organisation through the next phase of its development. We are looking to recruit a skilled and motivated Chair to join our successful team. To fill this high profile role you will have leadership experience in a voluntary and community sector, public sector or business environment, a passion for improving health and social care services and a genuine commitment to engaging all sections of the community.

The Chair will work with the Chief Executive to guide the organisation’s strategic direction. The relationship between the Chair and Chief Executive will be a crucial one for the effectiveness of Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire.

Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire is a fully independent charitable organisation, commissioned and supported by Central Bedfordshire Council.
The Chair and Directors have legal responsibilities as directors of a limited company and as charity trustees, and are accountable for the discharge of Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire’s statutory responsibilities.

The Chair will ensure that there is clarity about what the Board expects Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire to achieve (such as strategic priorities and corporate plan) with the expectation that the responsibility for implementation/organisational management will rest with the Chief Executive.
The Chair and Chief Executive will ensure that the organisation delivers on organisational performance and efficiency targets agreed with the Commissioning Body.

The overall responsibilities of the Board and its Chair are to safeguard and promote the values and mission of the organisation; determine its strategy and structure, to be effective, responsible and accountable and to ensure that the board of directors functions effectively. The position is a voluntary role with reasonable expenses paid.

Closing date for applications: 14th February 2018

For an application pack and further information please contact Diana Blackmun on 0300 303 8554 or by email to diana.blackmun@healthwatch-centralbedfordshire.org.uk