Vacancy -- Appointment of 3 Non-executive Directors

Vacancy details

Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
Board meetings are held monthly at various locations.
£9,360 per annum

Function of body

The Welsh Ambulance Service has evolved, over the last two decades, to become one of the most clinically advanced ambulance services in the world.

The Trust serves three million-plus people in Wales and provide high quality services to a diverse range of communities across an area of some 8000 square miles.

The Trust responds to 2000 emergency calls a day and, in addition to deploying the traditional emergency ambulance or rapid response vehicle, they are increasingly able to provide clinical advice over the phone or treatment on scene or at home. The Trust also has specialist teams capable of responding to more complex or major incidents.

Role description

Non-executive Directors will among other things:-

Play a full and active role in the governance of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, 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. 

Ability to contribute to the ‘governance and finance’ of the Trust, 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.
Not necessary to undertake the duties of this post

Person specification

It is Essential that Non-executive Directors will demonstrate the following qualities:-

Knowledge & Experience

An understanding of health issues and priorities in relation to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust 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);

Interview dates

3 October 2019
3 October 2019

Closing date

13/09/2019, 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 Non-executive Director, please contact Martin Woodford, Chair of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. Email:   

For further information about the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, you may wish to visit the Trust’s internet web site:

Potential candidates are also encourage to learn more about the Welsh Ambulance Service by getting in touch directly with the Trust. They will offer the opportunity for you to come along to one of their ambulance stations or other premises, where possible local to you, and meet Board members and other key staff. Candidates should contact either or

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

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How to apply

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

To apply for this role, click on the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust Non-executive Director (3 posts) 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.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form.  To apply you will need to upload a personal statement and CV to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.  The personal statement is your opportunity to outline how you meet the criteria specific to the role for which you are applying.

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This vacancy is closed to applications.