Do you want to improve health and social care services in Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and Mole Valley, and ensure that local people have a say in how services that affect them are run?
Healthwatch Surrey listens to what local people have to say about the health and social care services they access.
We take their concerns to decision makers, to influence and improve how local services are run.
We keep an eye on changes to services and make sure that local people are consulted in decision making and in the design of local health and social care services.
We couldn’t do this without the help and support of our dedicated team of Community Influencers.
What will I do as a Community Influencer?
Gather intelligence on local issues in health and social care, by attending public meetings, monitoring publications (policies/reports) of bodies with an interest in local issues and undertaking desk-based research.
Regularly sharing intelligence on the issue with other volunteers and staff members by providing summaries of reports, papers and meetings and by briefing Healthwatch Surrey staff on your findings.
Assisting Healthwatch Surrey staff with our project work, and with pulling together information for reports.
This role will suit someone who:
· Can work well as part of a team
· Has good ICT skills; specifically, the ability to use email
· Can summarise information effectively
· Has good research skills
· Is confident and proactive
· Has good interpersonal skills
· Is interested in health and social care
Where will I be volunteering? We are currently looking for Community Influencers to support us in the Surrey Heath, Runnymede and Spelthorne area. This will involve attending meetings at various venues in the local area, and some volunteering from home. If you would prefer to volunteer outside of your local area, we have opportunities across Surrey. There is no minimum commitment, although our Community Influencers typically give 6-10 hours of their time each month. Please let us know your availability on your Expression of Interest form.
Friends of Epsom General & West Park Hospitals
The Children's Trust
SAAVS - Surrey Appropriate Adult Volunteer Service
Caterham Children's Centre
Submit a quick enquiry to express your interest in this opportunity.