The successful candidate will advise government ministers on the implementation of the women’s health strategy
"FCC welcomes the government's decision to appoint a women's health ambassador. Women's health needs have been under-served in the past, and the appointment of an ambassador is an important step to address that issue." Greg Allen, CEO, FCC
The government has issued a job specification for the new women’s health ambassador role, announced in December.
The ambassador’s role will be to advise the government on the development and implementation of the women’ health strategy for England, which will be published in spring 2022.
According to the job spec the ambassador will “work to raise the profile of women’s health” and “to increase awareness of particular conditions and health needs women face, dispel taboos and stigmas, and initiate more open conversations about women’s health.”
The successful applicant will also:
The job spec says that the qualities possessed by the successful applicant must include:
The time commitment will be “variable and flexible”, but is likely to be two-to-three days a month over the length of the appointment, which will be up to 18 months.
Greg Allen, CEO of FCC, said: “FCC welcomes the government’s decision to appoint a women’s health ambassador. Women’s health needs have been under-served in the past, and the appointment of an ambassador is an important step to address that issue.”
Remuneration for the role will be £300 to £350 a day plus expenses.
The closing date for applications is 28 January, and the successful applicant will be expected to start work immediately.