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Board members wanted to help shape health and social care services in the South West

by | Nov 1, 2018 | Evolving Communities Consultancy, Local Healthwatch

People with a passion for seeing local health, social care and wellbeing services changed for the better are being sought by Evolving Communities.

Evolving Communities, which provides a professional consultancy service specialising in research, evaluation and public engagement, is looking for new Board members to join its team.

The independent community interest company, which also supports the work of several Healthwatch in the South West, wants to expand its team of directors to oversee the strategy and management of the organisation.

Mary Curran, CEO at Evolving Communities, said:

“Our Board members play a really important role in the overall management and strategy of the organisation.  They meet every other month in Wiltshire to review progress and plan future work.

 

“Current Board members come from a variety of backgrounds including business, health and social care sectors.  We welcome people from all backgrounds and age groups, particularly those with any finance, business or marketing experience.

 

“This role need not be time-consuming and can benefit the Board member in a variety of ways including boosting their public profile, increasing their networking opportunities and helping volunteers learn new skills.”

Board members also support the organisation to adhere to its principles, purpose and vision and ensuring that it operates in a moral and ethical way.  All out of pocket expenses are covered.

HR, Management and Business Specialist David Walker joined the Board after serving with the local Healthwatch as a volunteer.  He said:

“I wanted a forum where I could share my experience of health and social care following my wife’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s.  Joining the Board was a natural progression for me.

 

“I enjoy being part of and contributing to a successful and well respected team.  There are lots of words I could use to describe Evolving Communities – professionalism, enthusiasm, teamwork, dedication, but one word I feel that does encapsulate everything that Evolving Communities stands for is commitment.  Staff, volunteers and the board are all committed to striving to ensure that the public receive the health and social care they are entitled to.

 

“For those thinking about joining as a Board Member I would say – don’t think about it, just do it.  Everyone has some level of skill, experience and knowledge they can contribute as a Board Member!”

Current Chair of the Board Paul Lefever added:

“I have been involved with voluntary health and social care roles for the last 20 years.  Being a board member with Evolving Communities gives me the opportunity to influence the provision and delivery of health and social care services.”

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