Could you help shape the work of Healthwatch Sheffield?

We are looking for two new members of Healthwatch Sheffield’s Strategic Advisory Group. These volunteers help to shape and guide our work, and are an important part of our team.
Judy, our Chair, at an event

Healthwatch Sheffield has a growing reputation as an effective voice for patients and citizens in the city. Our Strategic Advisory Group is an amazing group of volunteers who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all Sheffield’s citizens and acting as a positive ambassador for Healthwatch Sheffield, representing its interests with partners and members of the public. 

You can find out more about our Strategic Advisory Group, and our current members, here.

We're recruiting

We have reflected on our current representation and wish to take action to further strengthen and diversify our board by appointing new Strategic Advisory Group members.  We are particularly keen to appoint people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

What skills are we looking for?

We welcome interest from people from a broad range of backgrounds; it doesn’t matter if you haven’t done this work type of work before – we can offer development opportunities and support.  

The following skills would be beneficial:

  • Knowledge and experience of health and/or social care as a service user or carer
  • Strong people skills
  • The ability to work with others to set strategic direction
  • The ability to contribute effectively at meetings

Time commitment

The group meets for one hour per month currently.  Between meetings, members may be asked to contribute to / comment of particular pieces of work via email.   Some group members represent Healthwatch at external meetings, this is an optional part of the role.

This is a voluntary role, which means it is not paid. However, we will pay expenses that are incurred as part of the role.

If you would like a discussion about the role, contact Lucy Davies on 0742 7394101 or email

How to apply

You can find the application form below - you can apply online, or via post.

Applications close on 11th January 2021. Interview date TBC.

Please return to: or Lucy Davies, Healthwatch Sheffield, The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW

Apply online - Google Forms 

Application form - download to apply by post

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