Published: 16 November 2021
The Minister for Health and Social Services is looking to appoint two new Non-Executive Director roles, to join the Public Health Wales Board.
As a non-executive director, you’ll use your skills and experience to make a contribution to our vision of Working to Achieve a Healthier Future for Wales.
Public Health Wales plays an essential role in driving improvements in population health and well-being. Our goal is to reduce health inequalities, improve healthcare outcomes, protect the public and support the development of health across Wales.
Our Long Term Strategy, which we published in 2018, sets out how we plan to achieve our aim of a healthier future for Wales. It sets out our seven strategic priorities to demonstrate our key areas of focus.
Since 2018 external factors including the pandemic have impacted on the public health in Wales, meaning that we need to assess our current strategy to make sure it is still right or identify any changes that need to be made.
This means that you’ll be joining us at an exciting time, as we set out to re-evaluate and then implement our new and improved long-term strategy.
Details about the roles are below and can also be seen on the Welsh Government website where you will also find more information about how to apply.
Considering applying for one of the roles? Current Non-Executive Directors Kate Eden and Judi Rhys share their reasons for joining the Public Health Wales board and their key interests.
Our Board is made up a Chair, six Non-Executive Directors (also known as Independent members) and five Executive Directors, including the Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer. Our Chair is Jan Williams OBE. For more information on our Board and Executive Team - Public Health Wales
You will most likely have, or will have had, substantial experience in working/ having worked at a senior level in a Local Authority environment. Your understanding and appreciation of population health related issues in Wales and the role of Local Authorities in this context, as part of the wider health and care system, is essential. We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.
Public Health Wales works in strategic partnership with local authorities across Wales, this partnership being pivotal to the achievement of our mission and vision to improve the health and well-boing of the people of Wales. It is important that we maintain effective links and maximise our combined efforts with all Local Authorities via both formal and informal networks.
You will most likely be, or will have had, substantial experience in working/ having worked at a senior level in a Third Sector environment. Your understanding and appreciation of population health-related issues in Wales and the role that the Third Sector can play in improving health in Wales, in this context is essential. We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.
Public Health Wales works in strategic partnership with Third Sector organisations across Wales, this partnership being vital to the achievement of our mission and vision to improve the health and well-boing of the people of Wales. It is important that we maintain effective links and maximise our combined efforts with all Third Sector bodies and umbrella organisations.
Deadline for applications: 3 December 2021
Interview date: 11 or 12 January
For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Bushell, Board Secretary and Head of Board Business Unit: 07711 819665.