Vacancy -- Appointment of an Independent Member - Digital

Vacancy details

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Meetings held in Health Board Headquarters, St Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon, but could be held in venues across the Health Board area or via digital meeting platforms.
£15,936 per year, plus travel and other reasonable expenses within reasonable limits. 

Function of body

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board was established in October 2009 and achieved ‘University’ status in December 2013. We serve an estimated population of over 639,000, approximately 21% of the total Welsh population.

With a budget of £1.5billion we deliver healthcare services to people in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen and to others outside of our geographical boundary.

Role description

  • Understanding of digital data and technology at a strategic level plus operational context, ideally at ‘enterprise’ scale;
  • Understanding of digital trends, emerging technologies, and related opportunities and challenges, including cyber resilience;
  • Understanding of the importance of data sharing, privacy and security (information governance) and related risk management;
  • Understanding of how digital data and technology can be used to drive service improvement and to improve health and wellbeing outcomes;
  • The ability to apply this understanding to strengthen governance, assurance and strategy at board level.
  • An understanding and awareness of diversity and inclusion

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 routine work-related conversations
Can hold some work-related conversations

Person specification

Knowledge & Experience

  • An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area and the ability to understand the role and work of the Board;

  • Ability to hold executive colleagues and the wider organisation 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;

  • An understanding of digital platforms, data and technological systems and services, and related challenges and opportunities;

  • An understanding of cyber security and resilience requirements and risk management;

  • An understanding of data and information governance requirements and, risk management related to this.

Interview dates

11 January 2022
11 January 2022

Closing date

09/11/2021, 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 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the role of Independent Member – ICT please contact:

Ann Lloyd, Chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on 01633 435957 or via e-mail at


Richard Howells, Board Secretary, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on 01633 435959 or via e-mail at

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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.

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

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This vacancy is closed to applications.