Healthwatch England is being established as a statutory committee of the Care Quality Commission to act as the national consumer champion for people, families and carers who use health and social care services.
The Chair, who will be appointed by the Secretary of State for Health as a non-executive member of CQC, will use their dynamic and insightful leadership to inspire the confidence of not only service users, carers and the organisations representing them, but also commissioners, service providers, Ministers and the wider public.
The successful candidate will be committed to ensuring the voices of service users are heard and respected, and will be talented at building relationships with a diverse body of people to ensure the views and experiences of people using health and social care services have a real impact on the work of national and local organisations.
Term and expenses
Time commitment is approximately 2-3 days per week with remuneration of £35,000-£40,000 per annum.
The Secretary of State for Health will determine the length of the appointment, which will be for up to a maximum of four years.
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Closing and interview date
The closing date for returning applications is 12 noon on 10 May 2012. Interviews are due to take place on 25 May 2012.
We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit.