We currently have the following opportunities to become a VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) sector representative on strategic Health and Social Care related governance boards.
Greater Manchester Children’s Health and Wellbeing Executive Board – 2 VCSE Representative positions available
The role of this GM Children’s Health and Wellbeing Executive board will seek to provide accountability for the deployment of the agreed Children’s Health and Wellbeing Framework. Please find the Children’s Health and Wellbeing Framework here
The representatives will need to have an understanding about the wider determinants of Children’s Health and Wellbeing and knowledge of the Children’s Health and Wellbeing Framework. They will be a senior leader within the VCSE sector and be able to think beyond their own organisational interest. They will need to commit to attending bi-monthly meetings and providing feedback from these.
PLEASE NOTE: the recruitment panel will be looking to appoint 2 representatives that reflect different elements of the VCSE sector across Greater Manchester (this could be providers, infrastructure, equalities etc).
Greater Manchester Population Health Programme Board – 1 VCSE Representative position available
The main role of the Population Health Programme Board is to maintain oversight for delivery of the Population Health Programme. Its primary purpose is to champion and drive the programme forward to deliver the outcomes and benefits identified as part of the scope of each of the initiatives within the programme. Please find the Population Health Plan here
The representative will need to be a senior leader from the VCSE sector with a knowledge and an active interest in work around Health and Social Care devolution in GM. They will be knowledgeable about issues related to the health and wellbeing of the GM Population and will have an understanding of the Population Health Plan and the GM agenda related to this. They will need to commit to attending bi-monthly meetings and providing feedback from these.
Each representative for the above two roles will:
• Receive support from GMCVO and the GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group to perform the role effectively, including training where required
• Receive payment of £150 to your organisation per half day meeting attended
Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust Appointed Governor – 1 VCSE representative position available
GM Mental Health Trust have set out the role of an Appointed Governor as follows: “The role of the Council of Governors is two-fold – to represent the interest of our members, partners and local communities and to also hold our Board to account for the Trust’s performance. The majority of our governors are elected members of staff, the wider public or service users and carers. We do, however, have a number of seats reserved for Appointed Governors, who offer a different perspective to our elected governors by virtue of them working for some of our partner organisations.”
There has not until now been an appointed governor specifically to represent the VCSE sector on the Council. The request to nominate someone from the VCSE sector was made pro-actively by the Chief Executive of the Trust, and there is a great interest in strengthening formal links with our sector. This makes for a very exciting opportunity.
The representative will need to be a senior leader from the VCSE sector with experience, knowledge and insight into mental health and wellbeing. They will have an understanding of the GM Mental Health Strategy, the role of the GMMH Trust within this, the various current relationships between the GMMH Trust, VCSE partner organisations, other VCSE organisations and mental health service users. They will need to be committed to supporting the broader VCSE sector beyond your own organisational interests commit to attending five meetings per year and providing feedback from these where appropriate.
If you are interested in becoming the VCSE Representative for any of the above roles you must read through the relevant documentation below the role you are interested in and complete the appropriate Expression of Interest form and return it to Kat Rado-Barnes at GMCVO via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on Friday 14th September 2018.