The main responsibility of the post holders will be to oversee and provide advice on service user and carer involvement. The main duties will involve the following;
• To attend (face to face) your designated committee and / or planning meetings.
• Take part in induction and training for the role, as appropriate.
• To help develop and sustain links between the committees and planning groups and local service user / carers / stakeholder groups.
• To play an active role (including attending and/or speaking) in events related to patient experience.
• To engage with the local Service Users and Carers in patient experience initiatives.
Representatives will be expected to attend six meetings per year (approx 2 hours, plus travel) Time may also be spent between these meetings reading and responding to issues, or contributing to other health and social care matters.
Experience required: Service User and Carer Representatives:
• Experienced Service User or Carer
• Knowledge of local service user / carer organisations
• Good knowledge of health and social care services
• Good communication skills
• Ability to participate in executive and other meetings
• Ability to undertake tasks outlined in the Job Description
• Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Providing your views as a representative at a service improvement meeting or working group.
Travel details: Meetings take place across East Dunbartonshire
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses for attendance at Committee meetings and for all other pre-arranged work undertaken will be reimbursed at the mileage, or bus/taxi/standard rail fares with receipts. This will be in accordance with the HSCP.
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This opportunity is not listed at a specific location but is advertised across East Dunbartonshire.