Engagement Officer

Healthwatch Northumberland






£23,685  (pro rata £19,204)

Part time 30 hours a week

Permanent dependent on funding

Closing date midnight 29 September 2020

Based in Hexham with travel across Northumberland (note all staff currently working from home but under review in line with pandemic guidelines)

Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for health and social care across the county.  Our aim is to give a voice to people who use those services, influence positive change to services and help meet the health and social care needs of the population  

This is a vital time for health and social care services.  By joining Healthwatch Northumberland now you will use your skills and experience to develop new ways to ensure that voice continues to be heard during and beyond the COVID19 pandemic.

Have a look at our website - www.healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk to see what we are up to.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role and Healthwatch Northumberland, contact Derry Nugent, Project Coordinator- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply click here

Interviews will be on Monday 12 October 2020 by Zoom



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We are looking to recruit 3 new non executive directors to Stomping Grounds CIC


Stomping Grounds Forest School is a small but growing Community Interest Company based in the North East of England with ambitious plans for future expansion of its services.

To help us grow we need experienced members of the public to join our Board and take the governance to the next level. We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local communities within which we operate: South Northumberland, West Gateshead and Newcastle. We are looking for people with, but not limited to, the following experience. If you think you have something to offer that isn’t listed here we would still look forward to hearing from you:

  • Experience of working in the charitable sector at board or SMT level 
  • Expertise in Finance, Fundraising, HR, Marketing or PR 
  • Experience of working in the legal profession 
  • Experience of working with disadvantaged communities

Board meetings take place quarterly on a Thursday 7-9. In addition to quarterly meetings, we would expect members to volunteer ½ day per quarter of time and expertise to support the Executive Director to continue to grow and monitor the social impact and the trading income of the Company.

To express an interest or to find out more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange an informal chat.

You can find out more about our aims and vision here:

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Escape Family Support Ltd. is a small charity based in Ashington which provides support across Northumberland to families and carers affected by the addiction of a loved one to alcohol and/or drugs. You can read more about their activities in their latest annual report.

The organisation is flexible in terms of the skills and attributes people might bring to the role. We welcome diversity and could make good use of a wide range of skills including for example: company secretary, general management, marketing/ communications/public relations, social care and support – Adults and Young People, HR, IT, administration, minute taking, volunteering, fundraising, finance/accountancy and legal etc.

Candidates may have hands-on, academic or management experience in any of the fields above, together with a genuine desire to become involved. Previous experience of being a trustee is not essential as training will be provided. Our current trustees come from a varied range of backgrounds and we are a friendly bunch!

If you think you may be interested in becoming one of our trustees, or maybe to volunteer initially to become more familiar with the charity, please contact the Chair, Jackie L M Axelby, who would be happy to supply further information or come out and visit you to talk about things in more detail. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Do you have a paid job or a trustee vacancy in the Northumberland voluntary and community sector or the surrounding areas to advertise? If so, you can list it on this page and we will also include it in our regular fortnightly e-bulletin.

  • Members of Northumberland CVA can list their vacancies for free.
  • We charge £25 per listing for not-members.
  • For non-members, an invoice will be sent to you once your listing has been accepted.

Simply email your job advert, including contact details and a link to further information (or with copies of your application documents) and a copy of your logo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.