Independent Member (Capital and Estates) to Powys Teaching Health Board

Body: Welsh Government
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: South Powys
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £9,360 per annum
Time Requirements: The post of Independent Member to Powys Teaching Health Board is based on a notional commitment of a minimum four days (4) per month .

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    03/05/2019 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    28/05/2019 at 12:00


Assessment Panel

  • Professor Vivienne Harpwood Added 16/04/2019

    Panel Chair

    Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board • Representative of Organisation

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  • Stuart Evans Added 16/04/2019

    NHS HR Practice & Well-being Policy Lead, Welsh Government • Departmental Official

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  • Angela Owen Added 16/04/2019

    Head of Internal Services, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

An Independent Member (Capital and Estates) is required for Powys Teaching Health Board.

Candidates must have an understanding of Project and Estate Management principles, Information Governance, the health issues and priorities in Powys and the role and work of a board.

The new Independent Member will be required to participate as a full member of the Board setting the strategy for the organisation. In addition, the new Independent Member will be expected to constructively challenge, to participate actively in the decision-making process of the Board, and to scrutinise the performance of the Executive in meeting agreed goals and objectives.

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;
  • A broad understanding of the information governance requirements required to comply with legislation e.g. Data Protection Act (DPA);


Personal Attributes and Skills


The Health Board has defined a set of shared core values. To help demonstrate your commitment to these values, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:-

  • The ability to “Put Patients First”.
  • The ability to work together as part of a team and in partnership with other key organisations.
  • The ability to value and respect others.
  • The ability to communicate openly and honestly.

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.


Role Specific Criteria


You will need to demonstrate:-

  • Awareness of the need to critically appraise capital investment business cases;
  • Understanding of the principles of effective project management;
  • Understanding of the principles of sound Estate Management and its effect on the efficient delivery of health care; and
  • An awareness of the sustainability/climate change agenda.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:


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For further information regarding the role of the Independent Member, please contact Vivienne Harpwood, Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board. Tel: 01874 712643, Email:


For further information about Powys Teaching Health Board, you may wish to visit the Health Board’s internet web site:


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How to Apply

To make an application please visit the Welsh Government public appointment website here


Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply, you will need to submit the application form and two supporting documents. The first is a document answering the questions below, a ‘personal statement’. This document should be no more than two 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.

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