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Healthwatch Cornwall is an independent, publicly funded organisation with statutory duties and remit to ensure health and social care services in Cornwall are the best they can be. 


We value diversity and welcome applications from all, especially those under-represented within the community.  The building has a shared office space, meeting room and accessible toilet on the ground floor, but we recognise the entrance may be limiting for those who require wheelchair access.  As we are now operating in a hybrid working environment, we are happy to offer a combination of home working / meeting face to face / team meetings in more suitable accessible venues.

NEW VACANCY - Engagement Project Officer - Partnership Boards team

We are looking to appoint someone who can work with the Partnership Boards that Healthwatch Cornwall facilitates, engaging on issues and strategies relating to Learning Disabilities, Carers, Autism and Older Persons. We need someone who can take on a piece of work and run with it between meetings, helping to make sure that needs, interests and aspirations are heard in order for people to live healthy and meaningful lives.

Board membership includes both professionals and those with lived experience.  The postholder will be communicating with Board Chairs, Cornwall Council, NHS and voluntary organisations as well as the Board members.  It will involve facilitating engagement in, and development of, health and social care strategies and plans in line with local requirements and the NHS Long Term Plan.

It’s important to keep in touch with ongoing and emerging issues and to ensure diverse representation including from people whose experiences are not being heard.  Direct engagement with and support for self-advocates with learning disabilities and/or autism is a key element of the role.

We welcome applications from those with lived experience either for themselves or family members and friends.  If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Mike Hooper on 07880 782636.

  • Minimum 21 hours per week
  • Salary £23,513 per annum based on 35 hours a week (pro-rata £14,108 for 21 hours)
  • Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2024 (subject to external contract)
  • Office base in Truro and opportunity to work from home as conditions dictate, with some work at various sites across the county

Closing date for applications 12 noon – Monday 6 December 2021.

Interviews will be held on 15 December 2021.  

Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

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