Public Relations Networker

Networkers help to raise the profile of Healthwatch Derbyshire, and help tell local people what we do and how they can get involved. 

Key Tasks may include: 

  • Helping to promote Healthwatch Derbyshire by distributing posters and leaflets in your local community. This may be in places such as community centres and libraries, and also local health and social care settings like GP surgeries and pharmacies
  • Help to share information about health and social care groups and events in your local area
  • Telling people about what we do, and encouraging people to get involved
  • Promoting events and projects we’re doing to local people to encourage them to get involved

Skills and interests that might suit this role are: 

  • A willingness to learn about Healthwatch Derbyshire, and the role we play in the health and social care system
  • Knowledge of the local area and services
  • Communications skills to be able to explain what you are doing and why
  • Ability to log feedback you may hear from people within your community
  • Enjoying working on your own initiative and as part of a diverse team

What support will you be given?

  • A full induction and training
  • Regular updates from Healthwatch Derbyshire
  • On-going support with an allocated person from Healthwatch Derbyshire
  • Regular volunteer meetings
  • Opportunities to become involved in other things we may be doing

What are the benefits of being a Networker/ Public Relations Volunteer?

  • Increase your confidence and develop new skills 
  • Free training
  • Use your skills and experience to contribute to the success of Healthwatch Derbyshire
  • Experience of working with health and social care organisations
  • References to add to your CV
  • Be part of a team of volunteers and meet new people
  • Being part of an organisation that is championing for change

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