Appointment of Vice-Chair - Swansea Bay Local University Health Board

Body: Swansea Bay Local University Health Board
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: Unless otherwise agreed by the Health Board’s Remuneration Committee, the designated place of work will be the Health Board’s Headquarters in Port Talbot, although it would be expected that the post holder would seek to be visible across the organisation
Skills required: Change Management
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £56,316 per annum
Time Requirements: 13 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/10/2020 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. They are expected to bring to the Board an independent judgement on issues of performance, key appointments, looking ahead and accountability;
Contribute to the work of the Board based upon their independence, their past experience and knowledge, and their 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, and be able to deputise in her absence.

Person Specification

Experience of leading and developing a successful private, public or third sector organisation, with the ability to look ahead and provide strategic leadership;

Experience of contributing effectively at Board level and in supporting the development of a unitary board;

Experience of chairing committees, ensuring robust scrutiny whilst maintaining a clear agenda and sense of purpose;

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;

Ability to analyse complex information and contribute to sound decision making;

Ability to work with the executives to ensure the Board leads the organisation effectively. Where necessarily you will demonstrate skills that will enable you to hold the executives to account for performance whilst maintaining a constructive relationship;

Ability to contribute to the governance of the Health Board, ensuring it is open and honest in its work by contributing fully in the decision making process;

Experience of working within communities and multi-disciplinary teams and with key local government stakeholders.

A commitment to advancing equality and diversity and the ability to demonstrate and champion inclusive leadership.

Additional Information


For further information regarding the selection process, please contact the Corporate Shared Service Centre Tel: 03000 255454 email:

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:

How to Apply

For queries about your application, please contact the Corporate Shared Service Helpdesk on 03000 255454 or

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