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Executive Director of AHPs, Health Scientists & Community Development

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£136,797 to £147,387 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Contract Type
Full Time
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, one of the UK's largest Integrated Health Boards and one of the best performing NHS organisations in Wales, is seeking an Executive Director of AHPs, Health Scientists and Community Service Development.

The new Executive Director will be the principal source of advice to the Board in relation to Allied Health Professionals and Health Sciences with particular emphasis on continuing clinical and cost-effective development and transformation of services within a complex, dynamic and changing healthcare environment.

Accountable to the Chief Executive, you will work autonomously but collaboratively with clinical and managerial colleagues to lead HPC professionals, together with associated staff groups and support workers, to ensure that the Health Board's clinical leadership and professional approach is aligned to the organisational strategy.

As an Executive member of the Board, you will play a key role in health improvement, the reduction of health inequalities and continuous improvements in quality of health care provision by the Health Board.

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

Main duties of the job

Particular key responsibilities will be to:
  • meet the UHB's statutory duties for those areas of the corporate agenda relevant to Allied Health Professionals and Health Science.
  • develop, implement and evaluate Allied Health Professional and Health Science strategies that ensure developments across the full spectrum of health and social care reflect the AHP and Health Science contributions and align with WAG policies.
  • ensure Allied Health Professional and Health Science staff contribute fully to the shift of emphasis from in-hospital to community-based care in partnership with other agencies where appropriate.
  • ensure systems are in place to identify the potential benefits of new technologies and to promote evidence-based practice and high-quality research activity among Allied Health Professionals and Health Science staff.
  • take a leadership role in enabling and sustaining the partnerships necessary to support the delivery of services seamlessly with Social Care and Voluntary Sector colleagues, ensuring the implementation of the underlying principles the Health Board's Shaping Our Future Wellbeing strategy.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



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



  • operating effectively at a strategic level within a healthcare organisation.
  • working at a Director or senior management level e.g. Clinical Director /Professional Head of Service.
  • participation in Clinical and Organisational Audit.
  • strategic planning and evidence of active participation in service improvement programmes.



  • Extensive knowledge of: the Allied Health Professional and Health Science agendas across primary, community and secondary care.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Woodland House

Maes Y Coed Road


CF14 4HH

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