A photo of our Engagement Manager Sarah at an engagement session. She is stood behind a table containing Healthwatch Surrey information nd beside a Healthwatch Surrey branded banner with the words 'Have your say on health and social care'. Beneath the photo are the words 'We're recruiting' and the Healthwatch Surrey CIC logo.

Administration Officer (Maternity cover)

13th February 2023

Help us ensure the voices of local people are at the heart of NHS and social care services.

Administration Officer (maternity cover), Healthwatch Surrey CIC

Healthwatch Surrey CIC is an independent community interest company that gives the people of Surrey a voice to improve, shape and get the best from health and social care services. We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer which reflects the community we serve. We work alongside the NHS and social care and have statutory powers designed to ensure the voices of people who use services are heard.

We deliver a range of services and contracts designed to ensure those who use services have an effective voice, including local Healthwatch and Giving Carers a Voice.

We are looking for a proactive, self-motivated administrator with excellent attention to detail. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our friendly and supportive team, providing administrative support to the CEO, COO and the wider Healthwatch Surrey CIC team.

As our Administration Officer you will:

  • Provide administrative support to the CEO, COO and Board, including diary management.
  • Provide Admin support for key meetings; find dates, book rooms, circulate papers and take minutes.
  • Assist the communications team with preparing social media posts and website updates.
  • Assist the engagement team in booking engagement events.
  • Help to update Healthwatch Surrey policies and procedures.
  • Keep our office organised and equipped.
  • Provide general administrative support to the wider Healthwatch Surrey team, including processing expenses, DBS checks and reference checking.
  • Be the first point of contact, answering the phone and message taking when required.

For full details, please see the Job description and person specification on our website (www.healthwatchsurrey.co.uk).

You will need to be experienced in Admin support; self-motivated; organised; excellent at prioritising a busy workload; have good attention to detail and have an interest in contributing to improving health and social care services in Surrey.

In return, you will be part of a team who are all passionate about hearing from local people, and that has a real say in developing health and social care services, liaising with senior professionals and clinicians to help deliver change for local people.

We can offer flexible working, a fun, supportive, well-organised team in a Guildford office location combined with home working. We provide ongoing training and development and, most importantly, give you an opportunity to help improve health and social care services for local people.

The role is a full-time fixed term contract for 9 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

How to Apply:

Please visit www.healthwatchsurrey.co.uk for the job description and person specification. To apply please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@healthwatchsurrey.co.uk

ONLY applications that include a cover letter which demonstrates how you meet the job description and person specification will be considered for the post. If you want to speak to us about this opportunity, please email recruitment@healthwatchsurrey.co.uk with your name and phone number and we will arrange a call back.

Deadline for applications: Monday 13th March (12 noon)

Please note: We reserve the right to close the application process early if we receive a large volume of applications for the post. In addition, depending on the volume of applications we receive for this post we may not be able to respond individually to all applications. Candidates will need to be available to attend interview during w/c 20th March.