Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Job Discription: As Chair and Director of Healthwatch Darlington Ltd. between May 2013 and December 2014, I was proud to have led our team to be the first Healthwatch in the North East to float independently as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee by 31st March 2014.
Our contract negotiations and change management process were only possible with the dedication, commitment and loyalty from not only my fellow Board members, staff and volunteers, but the Local Authority and The Carers Federation who had complete confidence in us as a new and innovative organisation. We are now providing advice and guidance to other Local Healthwatch organisations who have been impressed by our professional, transparent and motivational approach.
In January I was honoured to have been given the opportunity of using my senior management skills for the role of Chief Executive Officer and to continue making a positive difference to health and social care users in Darlington. I am driven by a passion to ensure that the patient, carer and public voice is not only listened to, but understood and acted upon appropriately.
Throughout my ten years of volunteering, I have gained invaluable experience and have achieved positive outcomes for the community in the health and social care and voluntary and community sectors. I feel very strongly that volunteers are a charity’s most valued asset and I am keen to empower local people, explore recruitment opportunities and create new and exciting engagement ideas that appeal to our younger generation whilst simultaneously raising awareness of the needs of an ever-increasing older population.
We believe in the power of the collective voice of patients, carers, families, friends and the public to make things better. We enable local voices to influence the delivery and design of local health and social care services and as a critical friend we have nurtured strong relationships with key commissioners and providers across all sectors. Together we can make a difference and create a healthier better quality model of care for all our residents.
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