About the Operations and Planning Group Member role

The Operations and Planning Group works closely to the Healthwatch Rutland Strategic and Operational Plans. Membership of the Operations and Planning Group is open to any interested individuals living and/or working in Rutland.

Membership of the Operations and Planning Group is open to any interested individuals living and/or working in Rutland, and to representatives of local voluntary and community sector organisations. Items for discussion may be forwarded to the Healthwatch Rutland Operations and Planning Group members to represent Healthwatch Rutland and to undertake more detailed work.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in Operations and Planning Group meetings

  • Undertake other agreed actions as required and report back at future meetings

  • Some Operations and Planning Group members attend committees, focus groups or workshops on behalf of Healthwatch Rutland and provide written feedback on meetings attended

Skills and experience needed

  • Interest in health and social care issues
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Ability to discuss issues and reach a consensus which may not be your view
  • Ability to relate easily to all sorts of people in an empathetic and nonjudgmental way
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Confidence in communicating with a wide range of people and organisations
  • Willingness to report back on meetings attended and to follow up action plan priorities identified by the group
  • Willingness to undertake training and develop knowledge/understanding as required
  • Understand and respect the need for confidentiality
  • Ability to access and respond to emails on a regular basis

Your time commitment will consist of reading agendas and papers and attend meetings as far as is possible (approximately 2-4 hours) and responding to emails and attend other meetings and events on behalf of Healthwatch Rutland, depending on availability (average 2-4 hours per meeting)

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