Appointment of an Independent Member Legal to Swansea Bay University Health Board

Body: Swansea Bay University Health Board.
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: Baglan, Port Talbot
Skills required: Legal / Judicial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £15,936 per year, plus travel and other reasonable expenses within reasonable limits.
Time Requirements: 4 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    22/04/2022 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description


  • Play a full and active role in the governance of the Health Board, both clinical and corporate. You are expected to bring to the Board an independent judgement on issues of performance, key appointments, looking ahead and accountability;
  • Contribute to bringing the Board’s strategic vision to life, based upon your independence, 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 Health Board;
  • 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;
  • Support the Chair in developing an effective unitary board.


Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience

  • 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;

Personal Attributes & Skills

  • 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

Candidates must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to public service, in particular :-

  • The promotion of equality and diversity.
  • Nolan’s ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’.
  • A genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent services.

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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