Job opportunities with Evolving Communities and our local Healthwatch.
Healthwatch Gloucestershire Youth Engagement Officer
Part time (25 hours per week)
Salary £21,119 pa, 18-month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity
Do you have experience of working with children and young people and do you understand the challenges that they face? Are you passionate about empowering young people to have their voices heard? If so, you could be part of an exciting new project.
At Healthwatch Gloucestershire, we are committed to ensuring our health and care service is shaped by the people who use it. We’re the county’s independent health and care champion and we exist to make sure people are at the heart of care.
We want to ensure that children and young people from across the county are listened to and heard by the people who buy, plan and run health and social care services in Gloucestershire. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced Youth Engagement Officer to lead an exciting new Young Listeners project.
You will lead the project and recruit, train and support a team of 10 young listeners who will in turn engage with other children and young people from across Gloucestershire offering a peer to peer engagement approach. It will be a varied and interesting job and no two days will be the same.
You will need a can-do attitude, be enthusiastic and a ‘people person’. You will also need to be a team player who enjoys being part of and contributing to a small and dynamic team.
In return we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a generous contributory pension scheme, comfortable office accommodation in Quedgeley and flexible working practices.
Alternatively, do you work as a consultant and interested in this opportunity? If so, please get in touch with us directly to express an interest or have a chat to find out more.
We are interested to hear from freelance consultants who specialise in health and social care engagement and service evaluation.
Our local Healthwatch services offer a variety of volunteering roles from talking to people about their experiences of local health and social care services, to raising awareness of our work in the community.