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Head of Nursing - Acute Services

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB as we are seeking to recruit 2 exceptional Nurse Leaders to undertake the role of acute services Head of Nursing. One post is for the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and the other for Prince Charles Hospital.

The post holder will have overall responsibility for the management and professional leadership of nursing across all specialities within the acute services. The post holder will be working closely with their Nurse Directors and nursing colleague to ensure safe, effective and equitable care and service delivery for our population.

Please state your preferred hospital when submitting your personal statement.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Nursing is professionally accountable for the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care for services within the sphere of responsibility, and will promote and role model the Health Board values, professional leadership expectations and behaviours.The Head of Nursing will actively develop a culture of quality and productivity to improve patient/client care and services by analysis of complex data and information, developing and implementing solutions to enhance quality and meeting performance targets.The individual will lead a culture of ensuring patient/client safety through adherence to legal obligations and safety requirements by reviewing and challenging risks and progress on plans to reduce risk.

The Head of Nursing will lead a culture of quality improvement, which produces new ideas, approaches, innovation or insights, ensuring that strategic and operational plans are developed and taken forward to improve patient/client care and services.

As a key member of the Senior leadership team, you will work closely with the Care Group Nurse Directors, Clinical Directors and Clinical Service Group Managers to ensure the delivery of high-quality, efficient and cost-effective patient care.

This is an exciting time to join the University Health Board and you will be integral in designing the operational structures and processes going forward.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job 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



  • Registered Nurse Adult with current NMC registration



  • Educated to Master's Level or equivalent qualification, knowledge and/or experience supplemented by highly specialist qualification



  • Highly relevant specialist clinical knowledge relating to sphere of responsibilities
  • High level knowledge of all current issues related to professional nursing practice



  • Significant post registration experience at a very senior nursing level
  • Significant senior operational management experience across healthcare sectors

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Prince Charles Hospital

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 9DT

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