Healthwatch Southwark is recruiting for a Community Health Ambassadors Officer.

We are looking to recruit people with the following characteristics:

  • Believes in the value of community empowerment and social action
  • Commitment to support local residents and improve outcomes for their communities
  • Values volunteering and creating opportunities for local people

Community Health Ambassadors Officer

Salary: £26,780 per annum

Hours of work: 35 per week (including occasional evenings and weekends)

Contract: 12 months

Responsible to: Healthwatch Southwark Manager

Location: 11 Market Place, South Bermondsey, London SE16 3UQ (office and home based)

Benefits: 30 days holiday (exclusive of public/bank holidays) per annum, Flexible working, Pension-Employer contribution: 5%, Cycle to Work Scheme, 2 Volunteering Days per annum.

Purpose of the role

  • To coordinate and develop the Community Health Ambassadors Network. (Click here for further information on the Ambassadors Network.)

  • To actively engage with the local community and voluntary sector (VCS) organisations to help reduce transmission of coronavirus, increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine, and reduce inequalities in the impact of coronavirus.

  • To adapt and disseminate messaging about COVID-19 and to help eliminate barriers to people following guidance.

  • To support coordination of two grant programmes:

    • VCS Covid-19 Outreach Grants

    • NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Uptake and Prevention Grants

  • To work closely with Public Health Southwark and act as a liaison between them, Healthwatch members and the local VCS on matters relating to COVID-19

  • To participate in the Council’s Outbreak Prevention communications and engagement plans and represent Healthwatch Southwark and Community Southwark in this working group.

Download full role description and person specification

    To apply

    Please email [email protected] with: 

    • A full CV

    • A maximum of 2-pages, covering letter outlining how your experience meets the job and person specification

    • Closing date: 31 March 2022, 23.59pm.

    Application Guidelines

    • Please remove your name and any indication of your gender, ethnicity or other personal information from both your CV and cover letter.  We are committed to ensuring our recruitment procedure is completely free from risks of unconscious bias. Please just confirm your name and contact details in the email you send to us, so we can contact you with the outcome of your application when it's been reviewed by the hiring panel.

    • Please ensure to personalise your cover letter to this role. Use practical examples from your work to address how you meet the requirements outlined in the Person Specification’, especially those marked as ‘essential’.

    • Candidates submitting 'generic' cover letters are highly unlikely to be accepted.

    Next Steps

    If you would like to know more about the role or have any questions, please email or phone Shamsur Choudhury (Healthwatch Southwark Manager):
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel: 020 7358 7256 (9-5pm)

    We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people from the LGBTQ+ community.