Board of Director Member

Health and social care

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Location: Healthwatch Hackney Office, Block A, 1st Floor, St Leonards Hospital , Nuttal Street, London, N1 5LZ (see map)

Travel: Hoxton station. St Leonard's Hospital bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Board members are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Healthwatch Hackney. The board is made up of people who want to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality.
  • The board must reflect the diversity of Hackney and should include young adults, people with disabilities and those from vulnerable and minority backgrounds.
  • Currently there is a bi-monthly board meeting, bi-monthly Finance Committee and an ad hoc Staff Governance Group

What impact will this have?

  • Strengthen the governance of the Board of Healthwatch Hackney
  • Influence and improve Hackney's health and social care services
  • Act as a watchdog on changes to health and social care services

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Approximately 3-4 hours per quarter for board meetings. This includes meeting preparation and pre-readings. 

    Attending the AGM (2 hours). 
  • Attending an annual away day (usually held on a Saturday).

    Positions are voluntary and unpaid but reasonable expenses will be considered as outlined in an agreed remuneration policy.

Expenses

  • Positions are voluntary and unpaid but reasonable expenses will be considered as outlined in an agreed remuneration policy.

Background checks

  • Other background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Charity
  • Fundraising
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Negotiating
  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Business and management
  • Finance and accountancy
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Human Resources
What skills can I gain?
  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Organising

Training

  • Governance and Safeguarding training will be offered.
  • We are will to provide other training if it is agreed the organisation would benefit from such training (e.g. developing skills in HR)

Location

Healthwatch Hackney Office, Block A, 1st Floor, St Leonards Hospital , Nuttal Street, London, N1 5LZ

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