Vacancy -- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board : Appointment of Independent Member (Capital and Estates)

Vacancy details

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£15,936 per annum

Function of body

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. We employ approximately 14,500 staff, and spend around £1.4 billion every year on providing health and wellbeing se

Our vision is to create a community where your healthy life chance does not depend on who you are or where you live.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, and together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will hopefully unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

Role description

Independent Members will among other things:-

Play a full and active role in the governance of the Cardiff and Vale University 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 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. 

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 some basic words and phrases with understanding
Can write basic messages on everyday topics
Can understand parts of a basic conversation
Can hold a basic conversation in Welsh

Person specification

You will need to demonstrate:-

Awareness of the need to critically appraise capital investment business cases;

Understanding of the principles of effective project management;

Understanding of the principles of sound Estate Management and its effect on the efficient delivery of health care; and

An awareness of the sustainability/climate change agenda.

Interview dates

4 December 2019
4 December 2019

Closing date

08/11/2019, 16:00

Additional information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team Email:

For further information regarding the role of the Independent Member, please contact Charles Janczewski, Interim Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Tel: 029 2183 6011 Email:  

For further information about Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, you may wish to visit the Health Board’s internet web site:


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How to apply

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

Once you’ve registered, you’ll 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 ‘personal statement’ answering the four questions at the bottom of Page 3 of the "Information Pack for Applicants: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board: Appointment of an Independent Member (Capital and Estates) which is attached above. 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 CV. The two documents should be uploaded to the “Reasons for applying” section of the online application form.

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This vacancy is closed to applications.