Help shape the future of local health services in Oxfordshire

People who have opinions and interests in local health issues and the running of the NHS in Oxfordshire have the chance to join an established watchdog committee.

The Oxfordshire Joint Health and Scrutiny Committee has a vacancy for someone who has:

  • A good knowledge of the Oxfordshire health system

  • An awareness of health issues in the local Oxfordshire community and the challenges they currently face

  • The ability to take a view on how health services affect the whole of Oxfordshire, not just your own community

  • An understanding of the role of scrutiny and its role in local government and local health services

  • Time to be fully involved in the work of the Committee

    Chairman of the Committee, County Councillor Arash Fatemian, said: “We work to strengthen the voice of local people and try to ensure their opinions and experiences are an integral part of the delivery and development of health services.

    “We scrutinise and examine proposed changes to services and meet five times a year to do this with other special meetings arranged when required.

    “Our committee consists of 12 councillors from the county and district level councils and three members of the public co-opted for a two year term. It is to one of these roles that we are hoping for a new member. The roles are non-party political and advisory and they actively contribute to the committee’s discussion without having voting rights. I look forward to welcoming a new member in time for our 14 September meeting.”

    To apply for the post you should provide a short covering letter setting out why you wish to be a member of the committee, your suitability for the role and the contribution you could make. If shortlisted you would be invited to attend a short interview.

    If you want more information, or to discuss the role contact Katie Read on 07584 909530 or Julie Dean on 07393 001089.

    Send your covering letter to:

    Katie Read

    Oxfordshire County Council

    Chief Executive

    County Hall

    New Road

    Oxford, OX1 1ND

    Or email: Katie.read@oxfordshire.gov.uk

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 25 August.