Independent Member Third Sector - Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Body: Hywel Dda University Health Board
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health
Location: Meetings will be held in Ystwyth, St David’s Park, Carmarthen SA31 3BB, and in venues across the UHB’s geographical area of Carmarthen, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. The use of remote meetings, using digital systems, has been trialled during the COVID-19 period and has been successful.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £13,344 per annum
Time Requirements: 4 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    28/10/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    27/11/2020 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift

    03/12/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    15/01/2021

  • Announcement

    29/01/2021

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Hywel Dda University Health Board (the University Health Board) is the planner and provider of all NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties, to a total population of around 384,000 across a quarter of the landmass of Wales.

It provides Acute, Primary, Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services via General and Community Hospitals, Health Centres, GPs, Dentists, Pharmacists and Optometrists and other sites.

The University Health Board has four main hospital sites at Bronglais in Aberystwyth, Glangwili in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush in Haverfordwest, with a further seven community hospitals. The population is served by 48 general medical practices, 46 dental practices, 3 Orthodontic Practices, 48 Optometric Providers, 99 community pharmacies, and 15 health centres, together with numerous locations from which mental health, learning disabilities and related services are provided. Highly specialised and tertiary services are commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee.

The Health Board has in place governance and assurance arrangements, which are continually being developed and strengthened. The Board is responsible for maintaining appropriate governance arrangements to ensure that it is operating effectively and delivering safe, high quality care, recognising the need to govern the organisation effectively and in doing so, build public and stakeholder confidence. All Board members share corporate responsibility for formulating strategy, ensuring accountability, monitoring performance and shaping culture, together with ensuring that the Board operates as effectively as possible. This is fundamental to the Board’s role in pursuing performance and ensuring that the interests of patients are central and creates a culture supporting open dialogue.

The University Health Board, to accord with the core values for the NHS in Wales, designed to support good governance and the achievement of high standards of care (as included in the NHS e-governance manual), places significant emphasis on:
• Prioritising quality and safety;
• Improvement being integrated with everyday working;
• Focusing on prevention, health improvement and inequality;
• Partnership working; and
• Investing in staff.

Person Specification

Independent Members will demonstrate the following qualities:

Knowledge & Experience
• An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Hywel Dda University Health Board area and the ability to understand the role and work of the Board;
• The ability to contribute effectively at Board level;
• The ability to hold the executives to account for performance whilst maintaining a constructive relationship; and
• The ability to provide a knowledgeable, impartial and balanced perspective on a range of sensitive and complex issues.

Personal Attributes & 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; and
• 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.

Essential Criteria
You must be an employee or a member of a third sector organisation that operates within the University Health Board’s area: Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire.

You will have to demonstrate:
• A knowledge and understanding of the third sector in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire; and
• Ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of third sector matters in a strategic board environment.

 

 

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team

Public Bodies Unit

Email: publicappointments@gov.wales 

For further information regarding the role of the Independent Member for Third Sector, please contact Maria Battle, Chair or Joanne Wilson, Board Secretary.

Tel: 01267 239637

Email: maria.battle2@wales.nhs.uk or joanne.wilson4@wales.nhs.uk

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact publicappointments@gov.wales.

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments

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Information for Candidates (E) - IM Third Sector - HDUHB - FINAL
Information for Candidates (W) - IM Third Sector - HDUHB - FINAL
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