Based in Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire Up to £50,000 per annum + pension Hours negotiable (between 28 and 35 hours per week)
Could you help us build on our record of success in listening to local people and influencing services to help them learn from the experiences of users of health and social care? We are looking for a Chief Executive to provide strong and inspirational leadership for the continued development of our organisation.
Healthwatch Bucks’ role is to ensure that health and social care services put the experiences of people at the heart of their work in shaping and improving services across Buckinghamshire. We are one of 152 independent local Healthwatch organisations set up by the government under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
To be successful, you will be a strategic thinker who is confident in developing high-level relationships and will be experienced in working with decision-makers to exert influence and enable change.
Our ideal Chief Executive will be an outstanding communicator; someone with vision, drive and negotiation skills plus experience of building and leading teams, achieving targets and outcomes, and generating income.
If appointed, you will work closely with a cohesive and supportive Chair and Board of Healthwatch Bucks in delivering realistic plans and activities based on intelligence gathered through our various activities.
Please download an application form and information pack from our website: Healthwatch Bucks
Closing date: midnight on Sunday 8th September 2019. Panel Interviews: week commencing 16th September 2019.
Community Impact Bucks Volunteer Opportunities
We are seeking an additional Local Ambassador to promote CIB’s services and volunteering in a defined geographical area, to complement our current team who cover Great Missenden, Marlow and High Wycombe.
We are particularly interested to hear from you if you are based in Aylesbury, Amersham or South Bucks, but if the role interests you please contact us anyway if you are based in another area of Buckinghamshire (excluding Milton Keynes).
As a Local Ambassador, you will raise awareness of CIB by voluntary and community groups within as defined geographical area and encourage potential volunteers to get involved.
The role will include liaising with local groups and potential sources of volunteers which will involve a mix of visiting external groups and organisations, volunteering from home and visiting CIB offices in Monks Risborough. Hours and times can be flexible to suit your needs as well as ours, but we are ideally looking for someone who can commit to at least three hours a week.
If you possess excellent communication and organisation skills, are good at making new contacts and ideally have a good existing network in your own local area, this volunteering opportunity may suit you.
Under our Group Gardening scheme which runs throughout Bucks, volunteers work as a team to carry out various gardening projects in clients’ gardens, supervised by the Community Impact Bucks gardening team leader. We always need more gardening volunteers to do valuable work and, drawing on each other’s knowledge and experience, there is always a great sense of camaraderie.
Both novice and experienced gardeners are welcome.
The scheme offers a great opportunity to learn new skills, be more physically active, make new friends and have fun whilst making a big difference to people’s lives.
Elderly and disabled people throughout Bucks need help to maintain their gardens. Through our Gardening 1:1 programme, we match our clients with volunteers who are able to tend the garden of somebody who needs help with garden maintenance.
Volunteers do not need to be experts, just lots of enthusiasm. Tasks could include:
We have a vacancy for a Pub Lunch Club Co-ordinator to run one of our monthly lunches as part as our Pub Lunch Club scheme.
The Pub Lunch Club scheme is a way of helping people maintain a level of social contact in rural areas and is aimed at the over fifties, especially those who are becoming socially isolated. The project also helps village pubs which provide a great atmosphere for the lunches.
Your main tasks would include being host on the day of the lunch, maintaining a record of the names and contact details of attendees and liaising with the pub.
We are looking for someone who can give half a day a month on the day of the pub lunch as well as dealing with occasional phone calls. The role does not need any specific qualifications and would suit someone who has an outgoing personality and is a good organiser and communicator. We currently have vacancies in Bourne End, Wooburn Moor, Wendover and Stewkley.