Vacancy -- Appointment of Non-Executive Director/Independent Member (Legal)
The remuneration for the role of Independent Member of the Trust is a fixed sum of £9,360 per annum.
Function of body
Velindre University NHS Trust was established as a NHS Trust in 1994 and is the longest established NHS organisation in Wales. The Trust was awarded University status on 30th November 2017 in recognition of its efforts to strengthen its reputation as a centre for excellence for research, development, education and innovation across the fields of cancer care, blood, transplantation and biomedical sciences.
The University Trust provides a wide range of specialist services at local, regional and national levels.
Velindre University NHS Trust is one of the leading providers of specialist cancer and blood and transplantation services within the UK, bringing together expert staff, high quality care and donor and transplantation services, together with excellence in research, development and innovation.
The Trust has evolved significantly since its establishment in 1994 and is operationally responsible a number of services.
Velindre Cancer Centre is a specialist treatment, teaching, research and development centre for nonsurgical tertiary oncology services for patients across south-east Wales. Our ambition, in terms of service delivery, is described in our recently published cancer strategy, Velindre Cancer Centre – Shaping our Future Together.
Specialist teams provide care using a well-established network multi-disciplinary team (MDT) model of service for oncology and palliative care. We work closely with local partners in ensuring services are offered at appropriate locations, in line with best practice standards of care. All services are provided at Velindre Cancer Centre with an increasing number of services delivered on an outreach basis within local health board locations around south-east Wales.
We have developed a strong reputation within Wales and beyond. Over the years the ‘Velindre brand’ has become synonymous with ‘excellence’.
The Welsh Blood Service is immensely proud of the vital role it plays in modern, prudent healthcare, striving to save and transform lives through the generosity of donors. We provide a range of essential multifaceted, highly specialised services for NHS Wales, ensuring that it has access to blood and blood components to treat patients and support the transplant programmes through the Welsh Transplantation and Immunogenetics Laboratory.
Ability to apply legal knowledge and skills in a strategic board environment;
Ability to offer advice to the Board on a range of issues, which could include corporate, employment and contract law;
Ability to provide advice to the Board on corporate governance including professional regulation;
Ability to oversee the quality of documentation; and
Ability to apply legal expertise to assimilate and interpret complex and unfamiliar information.
An awareness of the National Health Service (Concerns, Complaints and Redress Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2011, Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and Welsh Government’s: ‘A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social
Welsh language skills
An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Trust’s area and the ability to understand the role and work of the Board;
Ability to hold the executives 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);
an awareness and understanding of equality and diversity issues, particularly as they relate to the health sector;
For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:
Public Appointments Team Email: Publicappointments@gov.wales
For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role of the Independent Member please contact Professor Donna Mead OBE, Chair of Velindre University NHS Trust on Tel: 029 20196161 or Email Donna.Mead2@wales.nhs.uk OR Georgina Galletly, Director of Corporate Governance Georgina Galletly (Velindre - Trust Governance) on Tel: 029 2031 6972 / Email Georgina.Galletly@wales.nhs.uk
For further information about the Velindre NHS Trust, you may wish to visit the Trust’s web site: http://www.velindre-tr.wales.nhs.uk/home
If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Corporate Shared Service Centre Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or SharedServiceHelpdesk@wales.gsi.gov.uk
For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments
How to apply
To make an application, please visit the Welsh Government Public Appointments website here https://cymru-wales.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-3/brand-2/candidate/jobboard/vacancy/7/adv/.
To apply for this role, click on the Velindre University NHS Trust vacancy and click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom left hand corner. 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.