Swansea Bay Local University Health Board - Chair

Body: Swansea Bay Local University Health Board
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: Port Talbot
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £69,840 per annum
Time Requirements: 15 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/05/2019 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

A new Chair is sought to lead Swansea Bay Local University Health Board.

Swansea Bay Local University Health Board provides integrated care for patients and delivers tertiary, acute, intermediate, Mental Health, Community and Private Care to people in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.  It also provides a large range of regional and sub-regional services for patients in the South West of England, South Wales and the Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil areas.  The new Chair will be able to lead and inspire the Health Board and will have a broad understanding of governance issues.

Person Specification

The Chair will demonstrate the following qualities:-

Knowledge and Experience


  • Ability to develop the strategic vision for the future;
  • Ability to provide systems leadership and to work with Health Boards, Welsh Government, community groups, patients and other stakeholders to develop and drive forward that strategic vision;
  • Ability to hold the executives to account for performance whilst maintaining a constructive relationship;
  • A broad understanding of governance issues and how governance applies to the corporate, clinical and information managementDesirable
  • An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Swansea Bay Local University Health Board area and the ability to understand the role and work of the Board;
  • Ability to provide a knowledgeable, impartial and balanced perspective on a range of sensitive and complex issues; 


Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Ability to lead and inspire staff, to look ahead and identify key issues for the Board;
  • Drive and determination, with the ability to instil vision and develop defined strategies to pursue long and short-term goals;
  • Ability to facilitate, understanding of complex issues while demonstrating respect for the views of others;
  • Ability to ensure a board works together effectively through their active involvement in a robust and transparent decision making process;
  • Ability to motivate and develop the board to define roles and responsibilities to ensure ownership and accountability;


  • Strong interpersonal skills with personal impact and credibility to be an effective advocate and ambassador with strong influencing and negotiating skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to be clear and succinct, and to be able to engage with people at all levels;
  • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness;
  • Capacity to be independent and resilient.
  • A clear understanding and commitment to equality.

The Chair must also demonstrate a clear understanding and commitment to equality.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Corporate Shared Service Centre

Welsh Government

Tel: 03000 255454

Email: publicappointments@gov.wales.


For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role of the Chair please contact:


Dr Andrew Goodall, NHS Wales Chief Executive.

Tel: 03000 251182 (Dr Goodall)

Email: Andrew.Goodall@gov.wales.


For further information about Swansea Bay Local University Health Board, you may wish to visit the Health Board’s web site: https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/


If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Corporate Shared Service Centre Helpdesk on 03000 255454 or publicappointments@gov.wales.


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


How to Apply

To make an application, please visit the Welsh Government Public Appointments website here https://cymru-wales.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-3/brand-2/candidate/jobboard/vacancy/7/adv/.


To apply for this role, click on the Swansea Bay Local University Health Board vacancy and click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom left hand corner. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.


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 document is a personal statement answering the questions below. This document should be no more than two sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second supporting 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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