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Executive Director of Allied Health Professionals & Health Science

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
St Asaph
£136,797 to £147,387 Per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead the Future of Healthcare:

Director of Allied Health Professionals and Health Science at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Are you a strategic, innovative and compassionate leader in the field of Allied Health Professionals and Health Science? Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is seeking an accomplished professional to join us as the Director of Allied Health Professionals (AHP's) and Health Science, shaping the delivery of services across our dynamic healthcare system.

As the Director of AHP's and Health Science, you will lead a talented and dedicated team in delivering high-quality services within your portfolio.

In addition, the Director will provide leadership for the Mental Health & Learning Disabilities teams, ensuring discharge and delivery of services to meet statutory duties and driving forward strategic thinking and planning.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for shaping the strategic direction of Allied Health Professionals and Health Sciences, and ensuring the provision of effective and patient-centred care.

The portfolio for this role comprises:
  • Professional leadership for Allied Health Professionals and Health Scientists
  • Clinical Governance
  • Regulatory Leadership - Radiation, Blood Products, Medical Devices
  • Leadership and Management of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Main duties of the job

Particular key responsibilities will be to:
  • Ensure the Health Boards is compliant with all statutory duties relevant to AHP's, health science, and mental health services.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate AHP and health science strategies that ensure developments across the full spectrum of health and social care reflect the therapy and health science contributions and align with Welsh Government policies
  • Ensure that AHP and scientific staff work within a clearly defined clinical governance and management framework.
  • Enable AHP and scientific staff to contribute fully to the shift of emphasis from in-hospital to community based care in partnership with other agencies where appropriate.
  • Create an environment in which excellence, research and development, public protection and patient safety can flourish to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Educated to Masters Level and with current HCPC registration, the successful candidate will demonstrate professional credibility at Board level, and a commitment to continuous improvement through education, research and Audit.

About us

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is the largest health organisation in Wales, with a budget of �1.87 billion and a workforce of over 19,000 staff. The Health Board providesprimary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of North Wales.

BCUHB provides a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and specialist hospital services across 3 acute hospitals, 22 communityhospitals and a network of over 90 healthcentres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB alsocoordinates or provides the work of 96 GP practices andthe NHS services provided by 78 dental and orthodontic practices, 70 optometry practices and opticians and 145 pharmacies in North Wales.

The Health Board is an integrated health system which strives to excellent compassionate care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations. BCUHB has a developed relationship with the universities in North Wales and with the University of Bangor is seeking medical school status and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

If you are a compassionate and visionary leader with a passion for advancing services, we invite you to apply for the Director of AHPs and Health Science position at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

If you are ready to make a significant impact on the future of healthcare in North Wales and possess the skills and experience required for this role, we invite you to apply.

Informal conversations are encouraged prior to applying. Please contact Elin Gwynedd, Chief of Staff,

Person Specification



  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Educated to Masters Degree level
  • Evidence of Management and Leadership Development
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development

Experience and Knowledge


  • Significant leadership, management and professional experience of:- o operating effectively at a strategic level within a healthcare organisation.
  • Working at a Director or senior management level
  • Participation in Clinical and Organisational Audit.
  • Strategic planning and evidence of active participation in service improvement programmes.
  • Appraisal of research evidence to assess implications for service delivery.
  • building personal and professional credibility with Board, management and clinical teams and staff
  • Extensive knowledge of :- the professional AHP and health science agendas across primary, community and secondary care
  • Mental Health and Learning Disability pathways and structures within NHS Wales, social care and third sector
  • Clinical and corporate governance and their application across the health service.
  • The complex system in which the NHS operates and the impact of statutory and non-statutory public and private sector activities upon health and health care.
  • The relationships between workforce planning, workforce development and education.

Abilities and Personal Qualities


  • Act as an Ambassador for the Health Board
  • Act in accordance with the Nolan Principles of Public Life
  • Displays a person centred approach
  • Role models appropriate behaviours about receiving and presenting positive and negative patient experience reports
  • Leads by example, promoting the highest standards of personal and professional conduct, integrity and probity.
  • Commitment to developing culture of openness and partnership
  • High self-awareness, understanding own emotions, strengths and limitations.
  • Applicants will be able to demonstrate, or be required to work towards, a basic linguistic courtesy level in Welsh. In-house training support will be provided to achieve this

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


A North Wales base to be agreed

St Asaph

LL17 0JU

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