Main duties of the job

To manage the Needle Syringe Programme and ensure co-ordination of service provision across North Wales from approximately 80 pharmacies and a range of community settings.

To represent and promote specialist Harm Reduction and Needle Syringe Programme services to ensure ongoing development of service provision across North Wales.

To operate with significant autonomy and support this diverse and specialist service by providing credible, professional direction and leadership on the strategic planning, development and service change and improvement.

To work independently guided by broad strategy, organisational policy and local and national guidelines, advising on how these should be interpreted and implemented.

To be instrumental in driving forward a culture of change, innovation and modernisation to facilitate service improvements.

To promote effective partnership working across North Wales/Wales and develop strong strategic links with partner agencies to deliver effective integrated care including Public Health Wales and Welsh Government.

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

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Person specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Relevant professional qualification/study to degree level.
  • Management qualification at post graduate level, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional clinical knowledge in the highly specialist area of Harm Reduction (Substance Misuse) acquired by specialist training at post-graduate level or equivalent working experience so as to demonstrate a high level of specialist knowledge and skills underpinned by evidence-based theory in the field of drug misuse and harm reduction.
  • Highly specialist knowledge regarding substance misuse and harm reduction interventions. Knowledge of specialist Needle Syringe Programme and how to implement and develop effective community-based services. Knowledge of complex evolving issues and how to develop responsive services.
  • Highly specialist knowledge regarding Blood Borne Virus transmission and prevention and relevant Welsh Government and Public Health Wales guidance. Knowledge of sexual health intervention strategies and trends.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of legislation relating to substance misuse. Knowledge of commissioning processes.
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Sufficient experience of working with substance misusers, including experience of harm reduction interventions. Significant relevant management experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience of progress against key objectives in the development and delivery of services. Experience in managing staff and conflict resolution
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working at senior level in the Health Service. Experience in producing and undertaking presentations. Experience of ability to implement and manage change in a multi-agency environment. Experience of financial management in a complex organisation. Experience in preparing, producing and negotiating complex business and service development plans.
  • 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.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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