Vacancy -- Aneurin Bevan University Health Board : Appointment of an Independent Member (Community)

Vacancy details

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£15,936 per annum

Function of body

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is the operational name of Aneurin Bevan University Local Health Board. The Health Board was established on the 1st October 2009 and covers the areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and provides some services for the population of South Powys.

The Health Board employs over 13,000 staff, two thirds of whom are involved in direct patient care.  There are more than 250 consultants in a total of over 1000 hospital and general practice doctors, 6,000 nurses, midwives, allied professionals and community workers.

The Health Board is led by the Chairman, non-executive directors, the Chief Executive and other executive directors.  The Board is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Role description

Independent Members will among other things:-

Play a full and active role in the governance of the Aneurin Bevan 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 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

It is Essential that Independent Members will demonstrate the following qualities:-

An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Health Board’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 understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion

Interview dates

3 February 2020
7 February 2020

Closing date

10/01/2020, 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 Ann Lloyd CBE, Chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Tel: 01633 435957 Email: 

Or Richard Bevan, Board Secretary. Tel: 01633 435959 Email: 

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

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

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit

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 document answering the questions on pages 3 and 4 of the Information for Candidates, 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 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.