Chief Executive Recruitment Healthwatch Kirklees & Calderdale

We are hiring a Chief Executive for Healthwatch Kirklees & Calderdale – £40-42k closing date 18th June 2018.

Interviews will be held w/c 25th June 2018

Based in Kirklees, but with overall responsibility across both parts of the organisation, the Chief Executive will be responsible for the continued leadership and development of Healthwatch organisations in Kirklees & Calderdale. We’re looking for a candidate;     

  • To have overall responsibility for the effective leadership, management and development of the work of Healthwatch in line with its aims, objectives and policies. 
  • To provide strategic leadership for the organisation, to develop and maintain effective planning mechanisms to enable the aims of Healthwatch to be delivered.
  • To work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders, including local people, statutory and voluntary sector organisations and volunteers.   

Your values will be as important as your experience. Our Healthwatch measures its success in the number of times it uses peoples experience to make health and social care services in our area a little better. You will be passionate and skilled, with a keen eye for social justice and inequality, able to maintain long term relationships with stakeholders whilst putting the interests of people, patients and carers first.


To apply please download the application forms and guidance below. For an informal conversation with our current Chief Executive Rory Deighton please email

1 – Chief Executive Application pack letter May 18

2 – About Healthwatch Kirklees – May 18

3 – application guidance – May 18

4 – Job Application Form – May 18

5 – Equal opps form May 18

6 – HWK-Chief Officer-Job Desc May 2018