Vacancy -- Appointment of an Independent Member to Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Vacancy details

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Baglan, Port Talbot
£15,936 per year, plus travel and other reasonable expenses within reasonable limits.

Function of body

Swansea Bay University Health Board (formerly ABMU) was created on April 1, 2019 after responsibility for providing healthcare services in the Bridgend County Borough Council area passed from ABMU to the new Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.   

Swansea Bay University Health Board covers a population of around 390,000 people, has an annual budget of over £1 billion and employs around 12,500 staff, 70% of whom are involved in direct patient care.  We provide integrated care for patients and deliver acute, intermediate, mental health, community and primary care services to people in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.   

In addition, we provide a large range of regional and sub-regional services including cardiac surgery and burns, plastic surgery for patient in the South West of England, forensic mental health for South Wales and learning disability services from Swansea to Cardiff as well as for the Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil areas.  

Primary Care Services are provided through general practitioner, opticians, community pharmacists and dentists who all operate as independent contractors.  Swansea Bay University Health Board manages GP Out-of-Hours Services and General Medical Services for Swansea prison. 

Role description

You will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to lead and inspire, to look ahead and identify key issues for the organisation;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in partnership with other key organisations;
  • Ability to analyse complex information and contribute to sound decision making;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to be clear and succinct, and to be able to engage with people at all levels;
  • Strong personal integrity and values which align with those of Swansea Bay;
  • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness; and
  • Capacity to be independent and resilient.

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

Person specification

The Independent Member will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Relevant and recent experience in an area of legal services;
  • Experience of contributing effectively at a board and an understanding of what is needed to support the development of a unitary board in a large and complex organisation;
  • Experience of overseeing effective delivery of service priorities and an understanding of when and how to require more detail without losing the perspective of an independent (non executive) member;

Interview dates

15 February 2022
17 February 2022

Closing date

20/12/2021, 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 independent member, please contact Emma Woollett, Chair of Swansea Bay Local University Health Board. Tel: (01639) 683379  Email:

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

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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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