Join us as a Prioritisation Panel Volunteer

We are looking for a new volunteer to join the Healthwatch South Gloucestershire Prioritisation Panel.

The main purpose of the Panel is to represent the voice of local people and work towards making positive changes for people who use health and social care services.  

 As a Prioritisation Panel volunteer you will be required to attended quarterly meetings where we: 

  • Prioritise issues: this is the main task of the panel and involves analysing the feedback that Healthwatch receives from the public and determining which themes or issues are of highest priority for patients and service users in South Gloucestershire. 

  • Decide how issues can be taken forward: Panel members work together to recommend what form each action might take to ensure that service users’ voices are heard and issues resolved e.g. finding out more about an issue through patient questionnaires or focus groups, feeding into health and wellbeing boards or making recommendations to services.

Volunteering with Healthwatch will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Play an important role improving health and social care. 
  • Involve yourself in your community and meet new people.
  • Learn new skills or improve existing ones. 
  • Gain knowledge and experience that could be a stepping-stone into employment or training. 

You can download and read a full role profile below.   

Closing date: 6pm, Sunday 19 September 2021

If you have any questions please get in touch by email at: rachel@healthwatchbnssg.co.uk or phone: 01275 854311 or 07517 426694.

Downloads

Please download and return your application form and equality and diversity forms to: rachel@healthwatchbnssg.co.uk by 6pm on Sunday 19 September 2021.

Prioritisation Panel Volunteer - Volunteer Application Form
Prioritisation Panel Volunteer Role Description
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Join us as a volunteer Director/Trustee  

Healthwatch Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is looking to recruit two new board members, who are residents in South Gloucestershire, to join its Board.  We are particularly looking for people with skills and knowledge in Digital/Social Media, IT Systems and HR/Legal, and who are able to represent their local area. 

Healthwatch was established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. 

What we need from you:  

You will be carrying out activities around your other commitments and attending meetings at venues within the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area, although currently all meetings take place virtually via Zoom.  

This is an excellent opportunity to play a senior role in a respected local organisation, applying your management skills and experience to make a real difference and to be part of a friendly and passionate group.  

You can download the Director/Trustee Role Description and Introduction to Healthwatch below for more information. 

Interested? 

If you are interested in this role please email Georgie Bigg, Chair of the Board, on georgie@healthwatchbnssg.co.uk with an expression of your interest.  Georgie will then send you an application form and equality and diversity monitoring form.  For an informal discussion about the role please call Georgie on 01934 863070. 

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 30 September 2021 

Downloads

Introduction to Healthwatch
Director/Trustee Role Description

Why volunteer with us?

  • Make a difference in your local community by giving people the opportunity to speak up about their health and social care
  • Make new friends as you become part of the Healthwatch team
  • Boost your CV as you develop new skills and confidence in the workplace
  • Use your skills to contribute to the success of Healthwatch across South Glos.
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Help people in your community have their say on health and social care

Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to local people about their experiences and giving them opportunities to share their views and ideas for how services can improve. Many of our volunteers spend time in our community finding out what people think of local services and raising awareness of Healthwatch.

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Help improve local services

We train some of our volunteers to visit health and social care services and report on people's experiences. You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.

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Help raise awareness of Healthwatch

As a volunteer, you could be attending community events to raise awareness of Healthwatch and encourage people to share their feedback on health and social care in our community.

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Develop your professional skills in an office environment

Volunteering with us is a great way to sharpen your existing skills and develop new ones. A volunteer position can help provide useful experience for your CV as well as giving you an opportunity to learn and improve on your areas of interest such as design and marketing, planning and administration or leading a project.