Vacancy -- Independent member Community to Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board

Vacancy details

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Board/Workshop/Development meetings held monthly normally at various locations across the Health Board.
The Independent Member – Community role will be paid at £15,936 per annum, paid monthly or quarterly in arrears as agreed with the Health Board.

Function of body

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of around 678,000 people across the six counties of North Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Wrexham). 

In 2018/19 the Health Board had a revenue income of £1.54 billion and employed approximately 18,000 people (15,500 whole time equivalents). 

The Health Board has three main hospitals (Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan and Wrexham Maelor Hospital) along with a network of community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units and community team bases. The Health Board also coordinates the work of 104 GP practices (16 of which are currently under the management of the Health Board), and NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists in North Wales.

Role description

Independent Members will among other things:-

· Play a full and active role in the governance of the Health Board, both clinical and corporate.  You will take an active part in discussions, providing your opinion and challenge and support to the Board on key issues; 

· Contribute to the work of the Board based upon your independence, your  past experience and knowledge, and your ability to stand back from the day to day operational management; 

· Contribute and accept corporate decisions to ensure a joined up, robust and transparent decision making process by the Board;

· Be expected, in time, to fully understand the business through active involvement to enable the effective performance of the organisation;

· Work closely with other public, private and voluntary organisations and   ensure that the views of patients, carers and families are fully considered in helping to shape, develop and improve services;

· Analyse and critically review complex information and contribute to sound decision making; 

· Have the ability to articulate views relating to the governance and finance of the Health Board, ensuring it is open and honest in its work by contributing fully in the decision making process.

Welsh language skills

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing bilingual capabilities in public appointments in Wales, and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh.  The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the recruiting body of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.
Can read simple material on everyday topics with understanding
Can write basic messages on everyday topics
Can understand basic conversations about everyday topics
Can hold simple work-related conversations

Person specification

Role Specific Criteria: Independent Member – Community

You will have to demonstrate:

  • A knowledge of and empathy with local community issues and priorities;
  • A citizen focussed approach championing the Board’s purpose in serving the public;
  • Organisational experience that will benefit the development of the Health Board.

Interview dates

17 March 2020
17 March 2020

Closing date

14/02/2020, 16:00

Additional information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

The Corporate Shared Service Centre

Tel: 03000 255454


For further information regarding the role of the Independent Member, please contact Mark Polin OBE, QPM, Chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board;

Email: or Llinos Roberts, Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board Secretary; Tel: 03000858844 Email:

For further information about Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board, you may wish to visit their internet web site:

How to apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button below. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system.  You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form.  To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates.  This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4.  Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit.  The second document is a full, up to date CV.  The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities.  We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years. 

It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence.  You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go.  You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.

If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Team on

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This vacancy is closed to applications.