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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2020.

Head of Corporate Planning

Job Reference: 120-AC778-1219

Velindre University NHS Trust
Strategic Transformation, Planning and Digital
VUNHST Headquarters, Cardiff
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum

Thank you for your interest in working for Velindre University NHS Trust, which is a committed equal opportunities employer. The Trust welcomes applications from people who share our vision;

"Velindre University NHS Trust will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a renowned organisation of excellence for patient and donor care, education and research"

our values;

  • BE Accountable

  • BE Bold

  • BE Caring

  • BE Dynamic

    and who will complement our current experienced and specialist employees who are passionate about working in a Trust that has the ambition to provide world class services and care to patient and donors.

    Velindre University NHS Trust holds a special place at the heart of healthcare in Wales. It is also an amazing organisation to work and to develop your career. The Trust comprises of two divisions, Velindre Cancer Centre and Welsh Blood Service. The Trust also hosts on behalf of the Welsh Government and NHS Wales; the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS), NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) and Health Technology Wales (HTW).

    Velindre University NHS Trust provides our employees with a favourable salary and reward / staff benefits & support package.

    For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss their employment opportunity with you.

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

    The Trust also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.

    For more information on our Trust Employee Reward and Benefit’s Package please visit the Velindre University NHS Trust website.

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


Velindre University NHS Trust is going through a period of exciting transformation, change and development. It has a clear ambition of becoming a world class organisation which provides cancer and blood and transplantation services that are considered as world class by others. In order to realise this ambition, the Trust Board is in the process of developing an exciting strategy which will provide the blueprint for the next ten years.

The Head of Corporate Planning will lead on a number of critical strategic and delivery planning issues for the Trust, supporting the Deputy Director of Strategic Transformation, Planning and Performance, Executive Directors and Clinical Leads in developing and implementing the Trusts’ strategy and its Integrated Medium Term Plan for ‘Delivering Quality, Care and Excellence’.

The role is Trust wide and will focus on the development of organisational/service strategies, service planning and transformational change to enable the Trust to achieve its vision, aims and objectives. The postholder will also play a key leadership role in the strategic planning and delivery of the Trusts’ flagship transformation programmes.

This is a key leadership role within the Trust which will enable strategic change across the organisation and the development of operational services within the Velindre Cancer Centre and Welsh Blood Service.

A key part of the role will also be to work with a wide range of healthcare partners such as Health Boards/Trusts, Community Health Councils, the Welsh Government and commercial/private partners.

The postholder will also deputise for the Deputy Director of Strategic Transformation, Planning and Performance, carrying the full level of accountability and responsibility for the Deputy Directors work programmes.


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

Closing date: 22nd January 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Phil Hodson, Deputy Director of Strategic Transformation and Planning by phone on 029 20 316931 or via e-mail at

It is essential that your application demonstrates how you meet the job description / person specification for this post.

Applicants requiring Tier 2 Sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applications. 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; in these circumstances the Trust is unlikely to satisfy the resident labour market test.

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