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Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead across BCUHB on identification of issues, policy and political matters which may impact on BCUHB and the health and wellbeing of our population.

The post holder will develop and manage relationships to support BCUHB in participating in policy development. This will include: actively making connections within the Welsh Government and organisations leading national policy; advising Executives and colleagues leading services and functions across BCUHB; managing BCUHB participation in appropriate standing committees and boards, working closely with colleagues clerking and administering these meetings; and coordinating Executives and specialist functional leads to ensure they are able to share knowledge, expertise and influence effectively.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac 

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Educated to Masters degree level or equivalent senior management experience in a relevant field.
  • Relevant specialist professional qualification or equivalent proven relevant experience.
  • Evidence of continued management and leadership development gained over an extensive period.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Membership of professional body e.g. PRCA.
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Extensive experience of working at a senior level in a large and/or complex organisation at or near Board level providing strategic advice.
  • Minimum of 5 years senior management experience.
  • Experience of developing positive working relationships in an organisation that requires sensitive political awareness.
  • Extensive experience of dealing with highly contentious situations where negotiation and interpersonal skills are key to managing opposing views and hostile opposition.
  • Evidence of ability to provide a customer-orientated service
  • Extensive experience of working with national and regional policy development, research and political processes.
  • Proven track record of successful project management/performance improvement.
  • Experience of writing concise and effective reports at Board level, with clearly communicated analyses and clear purpose.
  • Experience of and evidence of management responsibility for budgets.
  • Significant experience of providing and receiving highly complex, confidential and sensitive information.
  • Significant experience of working closely and effectively with Executive, departmental, professional and senior managers in other agencies.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in designing and using a range of evaluation methods and tools.

    Essential criteria

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to deal with highly complex and sensitive information
  • Ability to understand issues involving highly complex, sensitive or contentious information and communicate them clearly and succinctly to all levels within and outside the Health Board.
  • Excellent negotiation skills to deal with sensitive and confrontational situations.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage competing demands on time, ensuring all deadlines are met.
  • Significant evidence of senior level in depth professional and specialist knowledge and experience in communications and engagement.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and able to make effective judgements involving complex and multi-stranded facts and figures.
  • High level IT skills and experience in all Microsoft office packages.
  • Ability to act with tact and diplomacy.
  • Self-motivated and committed to developing self and team members.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise the work of the team to operate effectively.
  • Ability to think and act strategically, articulating a clear vision.
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

    Employer certification / accreditation badges

    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    Welsh language skills are desirable