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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/07/2020.

Head of Health and Safety

Job Reference: 001-AC154-0720

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Health and Safety Management
Woodland House, Maes y Coed Road, Cardiff
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

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

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Are you a Health and Safety leader who can be responsible for guiding an entire Organisation to adopt, implement and follow sound safety practices? Can you demonstrate a genuine concern for people? Do you have a pro-active approach to safety culture?

As Head of Health and Safety at Cardiff and Vale UHB you will lead on all Health and Safety Management strategies for the Health Board. Providing assurance to the Health Board regarding compliance with its Health and Safety statutory duties.

We are looking to recruit an experienced leader who can demonstarte a wide range of experience from across different sectors, who can establish guidelines with a strong sense of responsibility and resilience; can develop, communicate and execute plans, anticipate potential risk and develop new ways of achieving the same outcomes putting rules and regulations aside using your level of competence and knowledge.

The right candidate will have extensive experience of working in the field of health, safety and risk management whilst also being able to demonstrate excellent people management skills, experience of managing a team is essential.

The Health Board actively seeks to emloy those who share our values and behavious, are able to demonstarte they are:

Kind and caring, respectful, have trust and intergrity and personal responsibility.

If this sounds like the next step in your career please get in touch.


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

It is anticipated that interviews will be held either week commencing 03rd August 2020 or week commencing 10th August 2020.

Closing date - 27th July, 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Martin Driscoll, Executive Director of Workforce & OD.

Please email


Nicola Robinson, Head of Workforce & OD, Corporate


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