Independent Chair & Directors

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove

Register your Interest

It's an exciting time for us, and we're looking to recruit new directors to join our team, including an Independent Chair and a Finance Director.

We represent Brighton & Hove residents and work to get the best out of local health and social care services by responding to local voices. We're going from strength to strength, with our work resulting in more and more positive change for people living and working in this great city.

From improving services today to helping shape better ones for tomorrow - we gather, analyse and act upon the feedback provided by patients and the public in our city, and use this to influence decision-making and drive improvement in local services like GPs, pharmacists, hospitals, dentists, care homes and community-based care.



We need team players and strategic thinkers, with good communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to speak up on behalf of Healthwatch on issues that are important.

We particularly welcome applications from those with a financial background, knowledge, and experience in public relations and communications. However, this is not a requirement.


Knowledge of the health and care agenda, a strategic vision, and a passion for championing users views and experience, along with excellent leadership and communication skills and experience of leading a Board.


  • A chance to help shape the health and social care services for the people in our city.
  • The opportunity to expand your networks and meet new people.
  • The space to contribute your skills and experience to help change people's lives.

Practical Considerations

Deadline: Midnight on Wed 17th November

When do I need to be available?

Details Chair - an average of 5-7 hours a week spread over the year for Board meetings, other representative commitments and organisational support. Directors - attending at least 3 annual board meetings (out of 6) and time for reading/prep documents. Ideally available for more involvement in supporting the staff team and individual projects. Term: 3 years; plus a further 3 years by mutual agreement with Board.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Community Base
113 Queens Road

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    Full access at office meetings when required.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Reasonable out of pocket expenses. By negotiation remuneration may be available in line with non-executive board positions in the public sector.
  • Health and Safety
    Full compliance
  • Induction
    Generic and role-specific training provided
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    Public liability and professional indemnity covered
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
    Support from current chair and directors
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
    Work can be done remotely and meeting held in fully accessible premises.
  • Training
    Opportunity for training as required