Cardiff and Vale University Health Board - Appointment of Independent Member Trade Union

Body: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board , Woodlands House, Maes y Coed Road, Cardiff
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The successful candidate will be entitled to be reimbursed, if appropriate, against receipts for travel and subsistence expenses incurred while on Health Board business.
Time Requirements: The role is based on a notional commitment of a minimum of four (4) days per month. However, this will be subject to organisational demands and is often higher than the minimum requirement.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    17/12/2020 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Role and responsibilities

Independent Members will among other things:-
• Play a full and active role in the governance of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, 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 Health Board, ensuring it is open and honest in its work by contributing fully in the decision making process.

Person Specification

It is Essential that Independent Members will demonstrate the following qualities:-

Knowledge & Experience

  • An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Health Board’s area 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;
  • An understanding of good governance and the Nolan Principles
  • An understanding of diversity and inclusion and a commitment to promoting equality and diversity

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

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 Trade Union and please contact Charles Janczewski, Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Tel: 02921836011


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

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit

Information Pack for Candidates - CVUHB - IM Trade Union - (E)
Information Pack For Candidates - CVUHB - IM Trade Union - (W)
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