Bristol Community Health, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust are working in collaboration with NHS England and People in Health West of England to deliver an innovative Patient and Community Leadership programme in Bristol. The programme will be co-designed and co-delivered by Mark Doughty, Director at the Centre for Patient Leadership and Kings Fund Associate. The outcome of the programme is to develop a group of patient and community leaders who will use their confidence, knowledge, skills and experiences to work collaboratively with health care leaders as partners for positive change and improvement.

We are seeking a Project Co-ordinator on a freelance, fixed-term basis to actively support the planning and delivery of the programme. We are seeking someone who is inspired by people and communities, ensuring their voice changes health services for the better. Working closely with a small steering group of staff from the partner organisations, your exciting role will ensure energised participation in the programme from across the city and you will act as the central point of contact for programme participants and operational elements of the programme.

We are looking for a highly organised and dynamic person who will deliver on a varied workload; to make positive contact with and provide ongoing support to programme participants. Working with the programme partners and other stakeholders to encourage collaboration to enable a successful programme to be delivered; engaging new and diverse communities as participants in what we see as an innovative approach to engagement in the local health service.

Fee of £5,250 for 30 days between August and December 2016 (majority of time in August and September)

If you believe that local citizens can shape the future of the health service in the area, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information: Please see Role Profile – PCL Project Coordinator

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter that explains why you are the right person for the role (in no more than 1 side of A4) to matthew.areskog@briscomhealth.nhs.uk

Closing date: Midday on Sunday 31st July.

Appointment will be made after a process of shortlisting and interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 8 August 2016. Please note that we will not be able to offer feedback on applications to candidates who have not been shortlisted.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact either:

Tony Watkin, Patient Experience Lead, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust – 0117 342 3729, or
Gill Brook, Head of Patient Experience, North Bristol Trust – 0117 414 9064