Our Lived Experience Partner role is a key part of our Lived Experience Leadership Framework. Our Lived Experience Partners will work alongside clinical and non-clinical staff, patients, and carers, drawing upon personal experience and expertise to provide insight into the design, improvement and delivery of the services provided by the Trust.
As a Lived Experience Partner you will be working alongside services and teams. Partners will participate in quality improvement programmes, governance committees, as well as other activities like training, recruitment, and input into academic papers.
You are ‘partners’ largely because you will bring professional and personal wisdom alongside your experiences of using our services.
Partners are not representatives or there to provide feedback (we have other mechanisms for that) but are ‘advisors’ and ‘critical friends’ who check assumptions, ask questions, provide insights into reframing issues or identifying problems, change dynamics and model collaborative leadership.
Please note that we have now closed applications for our Lived Experience Partner Roles.