Non-Executive Director/Independent Member (Legal) - Velindre University NHS Trust

Body: Velindre University NHS Trust
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: Velindre University NHS Trust has a Headquarters at Parc Nantgarw in Cardiff. The Trust provides specialist cancer and blood services for people across Wales through Velindre Cancer Centre (external link) and the Welsh Blood Service (external link). The successful candidate will therefore be required to travel, although a significant number of other meetings and Board related events will be held at their main sites in Nantgarw, Cardiff and Talbot Green. It may be necessary to stay overnight on some occasions.
Skills required: Legal / Judicial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration for the role of Independent Member of the Trust is a fixed sum of £9,360 per annum
Time Requirements: 4 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint David Gareth Jones as Non-Executive Director (Legal) and Hilary Jones as Non -Executive Director (Estates and Planning) for four years to Velindre University NHS Trust.

Date: 07/11/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/08/2019 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    07/11/2019 at 17:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Ability to apply legal knowledge and skills in a strategic board environment;

Ability to offer advice to the Board on a range of issues, which could include corporate, employment and contract law;

Ability to provide advice to the Board on corporate governance including professional regulation;

Ability to oversee the quality of documentation; and

Ability to apply legal expertise to assimilate and interpret complex and unfamiliar information.

An awareness of the National Health Service (Concerns, Complaints and Redress Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2011, Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and Welsh Government’s: ‘A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social

Person Specification

An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Trust’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);

an awareness and understanding of equality and diversity issues, particularly as they relate to the health sector;

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team Email:

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role of the Independent Member please contact Professor Donna Mead OBE, Chair of Velindre University NHS Trust on Tel: 029 20196161 or Email OR Georgina Galletly, Director of Corporate Governance Georgina Galletly (Velindre – Trust Governance) on Tel: 029 2031 6972 / Email

For further information about the Velindre NHS Trust, you may wish to visit the Trust’s web site:

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Corporate Shared Service Centre Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit

How to Apply

To make an application, please visit the Welsh Government Public Appointments website here

MA-P-VG-2029_19 - Doc 5 - Information pack for applicants - NED Legal to Velindre NHS Trust - English
MA-P-VG-2029_19 - Doc 5 - Information pack for applicants - NED Legal to Velindre NHS Trust - Welsh
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