Appointment of Two Independent Members - Health Education and Improvement Wales

Body: Health Education & Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: HEIW’s main office is located at Ty Dysgu, Nantgarw, CF15 7QQ. The Board is currently undertaking its meetings virtually in accordance with public health advice. The position is under regular review. When physical meetings of the Board are re-convened, in accordance with public health advice, Board meetings will be located mainly in Ty Dysgu and also in various locations across Wales to reflect the organisation’s national functions. HEIW recognised that there may be instances where remote working is necessary, and will proactively work with Members to consider requests and put in place arrangements on a case-by-case basis.
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £9,360 per annum plus travel and other reasonable expenses within reasonable limits
Time Requirements: 4 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    01/11/2021 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is a Special Health Authority established in October 2019 which alongside the Welsh Health Boards and Trusts became the eleventh member of the NHS Wales family.

HEIW’s principal role is to take a strategic approach to developing the Welsh health workforce for now and for the future. Its functions include:

Workforce intelligence – HEIW is the central, recognised source for information and intelligence about the Welsh health workforce;

Workforce planning – HEIW  provides strategic leadership for workforce planning, working with health boards/trusts and the Welsh Government to produce a forward strategy to transform the workforce to deliver new health and social models of service delivery;

Education commissioning, planning and delivery – HEIW utilises its funding to ensure value for money and the provision of a workforce which reflects future healthcare needs;

Quality management – HEIW  quality manages education and training provision ensuring it meets required standards, and improvements are made where required;

Supporting regulation – HEIW plays a key role representing Wales in liaison with regulators, working within the policy framework established by the Welsh Government. HEIW also undertakes, independently of the Welsh Government, specific regulatory support roles;

Leadership development – HEIW establishes the strategic direction and delivery of leadership development for staff within NHS Wales at all levels;

Careers and widening access – HEIW provides the strategic direction for health careers and the widening access agenda, delivering an ongoing agenda to promote health careers;

Workforce improvement – HEIW provides a strategic leadership role for workforce transformation and improvement, and delivers within its functions an ongoing programme to meet that role;

Professional support for workforce and organisational development (OD) in NHS Wales – HEIW supports the professional workforce and OD profession within Wales.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience of at least one of the following areas to meet the essential criteria for the appointment:
•    experience of working in finance in either the  public or private sector
•    experience of working in the digital or  business sector
•    have a background in Health or Social Care and an understanding of the education and training priorities of HEIW

In addition you should have:

•    An understanding of the issues and priorities that are important to Health Education and Improvement Wales and the ability to understand the role and work of Boards;
•    Ability to hold others to account for their performance whilst maintaining a constructive relationship;
•    Ability to think strategically and to exercise sound judgement on a range of sensitive and complex issues;
•    Ability to analyse and interpret detailed information, for example detailed policy proposals or statistical information.
•    Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding and commitment to the One Wales Public Service Values Good communication skills and the ability to engage and work in partnership with employees, employee representatives and stakeholders.
•    An understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and championing inclusive practice.

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 HEIW and the role of Independent Member please contact Chris Jones, Chair of HEIW:

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit

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