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Head of Programmes

Job Reference: 028-AC143-0619

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff
£73,936 to £86,687 per annum

Welcome to Public Health Wales the national public health agency in Wales. We exist to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales.

To find out more about us, please visit our homepage, read about our strategic plan or follow us on twitter.

We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.

Public Health Wales plays a pivotal role in driving improvements in health and wellbeing, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting quality improvement, innovation and patient safety across Wales. We have an exceptional opportunity for a talented and experienced individual to join the 1000 Lives Improvement team as Head of Programmes and to be part of the leadership team that will further drive improvements in the public’s health in Wales at this exciting time.

To drive these improvements effectively, and make the maximum impact for our population, we need to work closely with our partners to improve the outcomes for the patients of today, help people stay healthier for longer, create a healthier destiny for our children and tackle the wider determinants of health. This role provides a significant opportunity to make radical changes and secure measurable improvements in these areas.

This is an exciting and pivotal senior leadership position in Public Health Wales with overall responsibility for leading and managing the programmes function of the 1000 Lives Improvement Service in Public Health Wales to support health and social care in demonstrably embedding a culture of learning, quality improvement and innovation with a focus on eliminating harm.

This will include ensuring that principles for managing successful programmes are embedded, ensuring that improvement activity within health and social care in Wales is led by evidence, impact assessment, ongoing evaluation, measurement and knowledge of best practice nationally and internationally whilst exploiting multiple means of digital communications. The role will also embed a culture of learning and continuous improvement within the team to maximise service delivery in order to meet service needs.

Candidates will need to demonstrate an impressive track record in strategically leading and delivering improvements in quality and safety, have an in depth understanding of improvement science and have senior clinical or professional experience gained within a complex strategic or provider setting. They will also have the ability to engage with and work with national and international partners to forge effective alliances.

If you think this is the role for you and you are an innovative and transformational individual seeking a genuine opportunity to lead at this level, please apply today.

To arrange to discuss this role further, contact Sara Harley, 029 2010 4298,

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

Closing date: 1st July 2019

Interview date: 2nd August 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sara Harley
PA to Interim Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety/Director of 1000 Lives Improvement Service
029 2010 4298

Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website

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