The Maternity Voices Partnership Chair (MVP Chair) role is a fantastic opportunity for you both personally and professionally. Not only will you be able to make a difference to maternity services, but you will be able to grow your skills and network in a supportive, friendly environment.
We are appointing one MVP Chair for each trust in Dorset – one for Dorset County Hospital and one for University Hospitals Dorset (Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch). We want chairs who live in these communities and who have accessed maternity services provided by that trust within the last five years.
As MVP Chair, you will be the key link between our service user representatives, the NHS trust and Dorset Local Maternity and Neonatal System.
We are aware that many highly capable people may rule themselves out of this chairing role because they underestimate their own ability to do it. With this in mind, we strongly encourage applications from anyone who is prepared to learn and grow on the job and would like to stress that experience of chairing meetings is not an essential requirement.
These are volunteer roles, but you’ll receive funding for 10 hours per month at the national rate for patient voices involvement (£200 per month, £2400 per annum), plus the ability to claim expenses for travel and childcare to attend meetings if appropriate.
If you have a passion for improving maternity services in Dorset, an interest in listening to parents and families about their experiences, knowledge and experience of using social media and email, and 10 hours month to spare then we would love to hear from you!