Vacancy -- Appointment of an Independent Member (General / Corporate Business)

Vacancy details

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
CTMUHB has its headquarters in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taf, however provides services across the Rhondda Taf Ely, Merthyr Cynon and Bridgend Locality. The successful candidate will therefore be required to travel.
The remuneration for the role of Independent Member of the Health Board is a fixed sum of £13,344 per annum (pay review pending).

Function of body

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB), provides and commissions a full range of hospital and community based services for the residents of Rhondda Taf Ely, Merthyr Cynon and Bridgend.  This includes the provision of local primary care services; GP Practices, Dental Practices, Optometry Practices and Community Pharmacy and the running of hospitals, health centres and community health teams.  The Health Board is also responsible for making arrangements for residents to access more specialised health services where these are not provided within the Health Board boundary.

Role description

Independent Members will among other things:-

  • Play a full and active role in the governance of CTMUHB, 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.
  • Act as a Corporate Trustee of CTMUHB Charity
  • 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;
  • Be supportive of the need for close working with other public, private and voluntary organisations and will make sure 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. 
  • Be expected to support CTMUHB’s Values & Behaviours, ‘living’ the values in their role as a Board Member.
  • Contribute 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 simple work-related correspondence
Can understand routine work-related conversations
Can hold some work-related conversations

Person specification

Candidates will need to evidence the following ESSENTIAL CRITERIA in their knowledge and experience.  To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

Essential Criteria (Demonstrated Through CV and Personal Statement):

•    An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Heath Board’s area and  the ability to understand the role and work of the Board; 

•    Ability to hold the executive to account for performance whilst maintaining a constructive relationship;

•    Ability to provide a knowledgeable, impartial and balanced perspective on a range of sensitive and complex issues;

•    A broad understanding of the information governance requirements required to comply with legislation e.g. Data Protection Act (DPA); General Data Protection Regulations

•    An awareness and understanding of equality and diversity issues, particularly as they relate to the health sector.

To support a rich skill-mix across Board Members, CTMUHB would like to attract candidates with skills and understanding gained through corporate business and/or commercial experience. These may include the areas set out in the following table. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview where the panel will explore other skills and experience that have been gained through corporate business and/or commercial experience. The following DESIRABLE skills are indicative of the areas the panel will explore at interview;   

Other Skills & Experience  (Demonstrated at Interview)

  • Commercial Awareness/Partnerships

  • Productivity and efficiency including implementing business strategies and transformation agenda

  • Business Development and Growth 

  • Strategic Leadership

  • Communications/Marketing

  • Corporate Systems and Policies

  • Strategic Property/Capital Planning & Development

  • Developing strong relationships internally and externally

  • Experience of public and/or private sector –Business & Commercial workings.

Interview dates

20 September 2021
20 September 2021

Closing date

03/08/2021, 16:00

Additional information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team

Public Bodies Unit


For further information regarding the role of the CTMUHB and the Board Member vacancy please contact Georgina Galletly, Director of Corporate Governance.

Tel: 01443 744818


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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.

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This vacancy is closed to applications.