Job Vacancy: Healthwatch Oxfordshire Community Involvement Officer (Localities)

Healthwatch Oxfordshire Community Involvement Officer (Localities), Office in Witney, 30 hrs p/w £26.8k pro rata
Healthwatch Oxfordshire exists to find out what local people think is good and bad about health and social care in Oxfordshire and to lobby for change on their behalf. We are a well-respected charity and we use our reputation, the statutory powers granted to us by the 2012 Health and Social Care act, and our media relationships, to hold organisations to account for delivering change. We also signpost people to local services.

This is a newly defined part-time post. The Community Involvement Officer (Localities) will provide support to the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) six locality forums and to work with each forum to support the development of the patient participation network in Oxfordshire. The aim of the locality forum is to ensure that the views, concerns, experiences and ideas of patients inform and influence OCCG commissioning and redesign of services.

The Community Involvement Officer (Localities) will: attend all six locality forum monthly meetings which are held across Oxfordshire; to provide full secretariat to these meetings; to support the locality forum to deliver outreach events across the localities; to work with the Forum to conduct a piece of research to enable a better understanding of how the Patient Participation Groups can be more involved in the work of the forum; to work with the Communications Manager to increase awareness of HWO with the general public.
S/he will work closely with the Community Involvement Officer (Organisations) and will report to the Executive Director.
A full recruitment pack is attached and it contains:
1.    Information about the Community Involvement Officer (Localities) Role
2.    Information about HWO
3.    A diagram showing our staff structure
4.    A summary of our terms and conditions
5.    Details of how to apply
6.    The job description and person specification for this post
For more information about us and the work that we do please go to our website For an informal chat about the role please call the Executive Director, Rosalind Pearce on 01865 520520. Applications should comprise a CV and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the person specification for the post and why you want this job, and should be submitted by 9 am on Friday 7th July.
Carol Ball
Business Manager
My working hours are Monday –Thursday, 8am-4pm.
Healthwatch Oxfordshire, Registered in England and Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee, No: 8758793
Registered Charity number 1172554