Are you interested in health and social care services? Do you want to play a key role in providing service user feedback to commissioners and providers?

Healthwatch South Tyneside is looking to appoint a new chairman, following the departure of our former Chair at the end of the last financial year.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual who can provide strategic leadership at a critical time for the health and social care sector.

The Chair and other Board members prepare for and attend bi-monthly board meetings, driving policy and priorities for the staff team.

Healthwatch’s key role is the engagement of users of local NHS and social care services to hear about experiences, identify any issues or problems and help generate improvements.

It also assists commissioners and providers of healthcare services by conducting patient surveys, visiting healthcare venues and attending meetings with user groups and feeding back our findings in regular reports.

Applicants should either live or work in South Tyneside, and have strategic experience, a good understanding of governance, and extensive knowledge of the health and social care sector, including local services and healthcare needs.

For more information or to complete an application form, visit:

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Manager Sheila Scott at