Healthwatch Southwark is recruiting for a Research & Projects Officer and an Engagement & Signposting Officer

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Healthwatch Southwark is recruiting for two core operational roles; a Research & Projects Officer and an Engagement & Signposting Officer.
 

We are looking to recruit people with the following characteristics:

  • Proactive in gathering and using community/patient feedback to influence/shape local health and social care services.

  • Determined about getting local peoples voices being heard by health and social care stakeholders of influence and decision makers.
  • Enthusiastic about getting local people involved in local health and social care decision making structures /bodies.
  • Passionate about helping local people to access health and social care services.

Research & Projects Officer

  • Salary: £29,059 per annum
  • Hours of work: 35 per week (including occasional evenings and weekends)
  • Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2022 (this applies to all current Healthwatch staff). We are currently renegotiating the Healthwatch Contract with the Local Authority for the next 4 years and we are confident that the contract for this role will be renewed until 31st March 2026.
  • Benefits: 30 days holiday (exclusive of public/bank holidays) per annum, Flexible working, Pension-Employer contribution: 5%.

  • Closing Date: 15th October 2021 (23.59pm)
  • Download full role description and person specification 

Engagement and Signposting Officer

  • Salary: £29,059 per annum
  • Hours of work: 35 per week (including occasional evenings and weekends)
  • Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2022 (this applies to all current Healthwatch staff). We are currently renegotiating the Healthwatch Contract with the Local Authority for the next 4 years and we are confident that the contract for this role will be renewed until 31st March 2026.
  • Benefits: 30 days holiday (exclusive of public/bank holidays) per annum, Flexible working, Pension-Employer contribution: 5%.
  • Closing Date: 15th October 2021 (23.59pm)
  • Download full role description and person specification 

If you would like to apply for this post, please send

  • A full CV
  • A maximum of 2-pages, covering letter outlining how your experience meets the job and person specification

Please email CV and cover letter to: recruitment@communitysouthwark.org 

Important Application Information 

  • Please remove your name and any indication of your gender, ethnicity or other personal information from both your CV and cover letter.  We are committed to ensuring our recruitment procedure is completely free from risks of unconscious bias. Please just confirm your name and contact details in the email you send to us, so we can contact you with the outcome of your application when it's been reviewed by the hiring panel.
  • Please ensure to personalise your cover letter to the role you are applying for.  Please use practical examples from your work to address how you meet the requirements outlined in the Person Specification’, especially those marked as ‘essential’.

  • Please note that candidates submitting 'generic' cover letters are highly unlikely to be accepted.

Next Steps

  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by: Wednesday 20 October 2021
  • Interviews will be held: 1st week of November 2021 

If you would like to know more about the role or have any questions, please email or phone Shamsur Choudhury (Healthwatch Southwark Manager).

Email: shamsur@healthwatchsouthwark.org

Tel: 020 7358 7256 (9-5pm)

We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

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