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Executive Director of Public Health

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
St Asaph
£125,032 to £129,738 Per annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dedicated public health professional ready to lead strategic initiatives that promote community well-being? Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is seeking a compassionate and visionary leader to join us as the Executive Director of Public Health.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will lead the development and implementation of public health strategies, driving initiatives that address key health determinants and reduce Health inequalities.

With responsibility for Health Protection and Health Improvement including immunisations and vaccinations you will work closely with Public Health Wales and to improve health and wellbeing, protect the public's health, and decrease health inequalities across the North Wales health community.

What We Offer:
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • The chance to make a significant impact on public health outcomes in North Wales.

If you are a passionate advocate for public health and possess the leadership skills to drive positive change, we invite you to apply for the Executive Director of Public Health position at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Main duties of the job

Particular key responsibilities will be to:
  • Provide specialist public health advice to the Board and staff
  • Lead on local health needs assessment and ensure effective contribution to wellbeing plans and Integrated Medium Term plans
  • Develop and lead a strong team which will provide integrated and effective public health services to the Betsi Cadwaladr community
  • Identify the appropriate public health support required locally and prioritise actions accordingly
  • Act as the public health executive lead for local authorities within Betsi Cadwaladr area
  • Be the access point for specified specialist and national services from Public Health Wales (PHW)
  • Provide leadership on the public health implications of service planning and reconfiguration
  • Work closely with relevant organisations to ensure high levels of local resilience
  • Produce an independent annual report on the health of the community
  • Work closely with other UHB Directors on clinical governance, quality improvement and patient safety
  • Act as the corporate lead for the Health Board on specific service areas as agreed with the Chief Executive

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 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

Qualifications and Skills


  • Member of the Faculty of Public Health by examination, by exemption or by assessment with evidence of compliance with Faculty of Public Health (or equivalent) minimum CPD requirements
  • Educated to Higher degree level in a subject relevant to the post e.g. Masters degree in Public Health
  • Applicants to be on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or UK Voluntary Register for Public Health Specialists (Essential)
  • Evidence of Management and Leadership Development
  • Leadership skills to build and promote a strong public health focus on the planning and delivery of local services
  • Effective interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Sensible negotiator with practical expectation of what can be achieved
  • High level of skill in relationship building and able to operate in an environment of complex relationships
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and highly developed analytical skills

Experience & Knowledge


  • Significant experience of public health practice at a senior level
  • Knowledge of Public Health Legislation and Civil Contingencies legislation
  • Proven track record of working at Board Level
  • Demonstrable experience in successfully implementing a systems-based approach to improving health by exploiting assets and working with partners
  • Experience of senior operational and strategic leadership in working across multi sector organisations and within complex social and political environments
  • Demonstrable experience in facilitating and managing complex change
  • Programme and project management
  • Demonstrable experience of assimilating complex information to enable reports and presentations to be made to a variety of stakeholders

Personal Qualities


  • Strong commitment and passion for improving health and reducing inequalities
  • Transformational leader who is forward looking, scans horizon and interested in new thinking and innovation
  • Adaptable to situations and able to work well against a background of change and uncertainty
  • Strong personal commitment to working collaboratively and ability to build effective relationships with partners and people of all capabilities and attitudes
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and passionate
  • Act in accordance with the Nolan Principles of Public Life

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


A North Wales base to be agreed

St Asaph

LL17 0JU

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