Healthwatch Sutton seeking health engagement and projects officer
Health Engagement and Projects Officer
Salary: £28,000 – £31,000 Full Time Equivalent per annum (pro-rata for 3 days a week) Hours: Part-time – 21 hours per week (flexible working is available) Length of Contract: Permanent (Subject to annual contract renewal at the beginning of each financial year).
Healthwatch Sutton has an exciting opportunity for someone to support the massive changes that are currently taking place in the NHS. We are looking for a project manager to help the newly formed Primary Care Networks (PCNs), groups of GP Practices working together, to engage with their local communities.
You will be helping the PCNs to create and deliver engagement plans that will ensure that the services they are developing are designed to maximise the health and wellbeing of their local population.
The role involves providing support to a patient-led group with representatives for each GP practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) and also to help GP practices and PPGs to work effectively together.
The ideal candidate will need to be well organised, have a creative approach, be able to influence others and be a good communicator. We are looking for someone with a passion for empowering local people. Working as part of the small Healthwatch Sutton team, you will be given advice and support to deliver the role.
Good IT skills are essential and a knowledge of the NHS, local authority and voluntary sector are desirable.
To apply for this position, please see the full job description, specification and application form available on our webpage.