Vacancy -- Public Health Wales NHS Trust: Appointment of a Non-executive Director (Local Authority)

Vacancy details

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales
£9,360 (Pro rata) per annum

Function of body

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Its vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales and, in delivering this vision, it plays a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and wellbeing, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

The organisation works closely with communities, NHS organisations, local authorities, ministers and officials and a wide range of partners including the voluntary sector, housing, education and the police and criminal justice system. It also has an increasing role in supporting public health internationally as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre and through its many relationships with international partners including the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.

Role description

Non-executive Directors will among other things:

Discharge effective governance of the organisation, in all its integrated forms. You will take an active part in discussions, providing your opinion and challenge, and support to the Board on key issues.

Contribute to the development and maintenance of a healthy culture across the organisation’s functions and services.

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 to 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 ensuring that the views of patients, carers and families are fully involved in helping to shape, develop and improve services.

Analyse and critically review complex information and contribute to sound decision-making.

Oversee the effective stewardship of resources, ensuring openness and accountability in the allocation and utilisation of resources.

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 simple work-related correspondence
Can understand basic conversations about everyday topics
Can hold simple work-related conversations

Person specification

You will have recently worked in, or will still be working at, a senior level within a Local Authority related environment in Wales. Your understanding and appreciation of the function of Local Authorities, their challenges as well as their important role in contributing to population health will be key to your ability to fulfil this role.

Interview dates

29 April 2020
29 April 2020

Closing date

27/03/2020, 16:00

Additional information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team 

For further information regarding the role of Non-executive Directors, please contact: 

Helen Bushell, Board Secretary and Head of Board Business Unit,

Public Health Wales

Tel: 07711 819665


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How to apply

To make an application please visit the Welsh Government public appointment website here

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the application form. To apply, you will need to submit the application form and two supporting documents. The first is a document answering the questions on page 4 of the Information pack for applicants, a ‘personal statement’. This document should be no more than two sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second document is a full, up to date curriculum vitae. The two documents should be uploaded to the “Reasons for applying” section of the online application form. There should be a 12pt minimum size of font on the supporting documents.

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This vacancy is closed to applications.