Non-Executive Director (Digital & Data) - Public Health Wales

Body: Public Health Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: All Wales
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £9,360 per annum.
Time Requirements: 4 days a month
Closing Date: 09/05/2022 16:00

Vacancy Description

This is an exciting time for Public health Wales as we embark on a new Long Term
Strategy and is a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to contribute to
our vision ‘Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales’.

Role and responsibilities

Non-Executive Directors will, among other things:

 Discharge effective governance of the organisation, in all its integrated forms.
The Board is a Unitary Board, and Executive and Non-Executive Directors are
collectively responsible for Board-level decision-making. Non –Executive
Directors have a scrutiny and oversight role and to bring their experience and
expertise to bear in support of the Board discussions and decisions.
 Set the tone and culture for the organisation, ensuring that all staff can come to
work and thrive as their authentic selves, without fear of discrimination or
disadvantage of any kind.
 To maintain a ‘line of sight’ from the Board to the front line and back again.
 Contribute to the work of the Board based upon your independence, past
experience and knowledge, and your ability to stand back from day to day
operational management.
 Contribute to a joined up, robust and transparent decision-making process at
Board level, to ensure openness and accountability for decisions made.
 Be expected to have sufficient working knowledge of Public Health Wales’
services and functions to ensure good governance, effective risk assessment and
management and delivery against approved plans.
 Work closely with other public, private and voluntary bodies, to ensure that all
relevant views are taken into account during the decision-making process. The
interests of service users should be paramount in this respect.
 Analyse, and critically review, complex information to ensure that decision
making is as informed as possible.
 Oversee the effective stewardship of resources, ensuring openness and
accountability in the allocation and utilisation of resources
 Where NEDs have a specific portfolio, to reflect the views of portfolio
stakeholders at Board level.
 Discharge the role in accordance with the Nolan Principles and the Public Health
Wales’ Board Etiquette.

Person Specification

You will most likely have, or will have had, substantial experience in working/ having
worked at a senior level in a Digital and Data environment. Your understanding and
appreciation of population health related issues in Wales and the how we can better
exploit digital solutions and the use of data in this context, as part of the wider health
and care system, is essential.

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.

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

Public Health Wales is developing an ambitious agenda to maximise both our own
use of digital and data opportunities but also those we publish and share with our
partners and the Welsh public. We aim for this to help improve our own services and
the wider public health services in Wales. We are therefore seeking applications from
people with past or present knowledge and experience of working at a strategic level
with the digital and data agenda to bring this vital perspective to the Board table.
In your application, you will need to demonstrate:

 A knowledge and understanding of the role of data and digital transformation
in Wales;
 Ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of digital and data matters
in a strategic Board environment – this will ideally be from your direct
experience of leading or managing a large scale organisation in the fields of
digital and data;
 An understanding of the data and digital issues affecting the NHS nationally (in
Wales) and the ability to work strategically to help achieve improved health
outcomes for the people of Wales;
 Experience of working at a senior executive or Board level.
Public Health and well-being are important for everyone in Wales and we welcome
applications from people who reflect the rich diversity of the population.
Desirable criteria
 You will have ideally served in a non-executive or trustee role, at a national level.

How to Apply

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

Once you have registered, you will 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, set out as 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 curriculum vitae.
The two documents should be uploaded to the “Reasons for Applying” section of the
online application form. There should be a 12pt minimum size of font on the
supporting documents.

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