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Director of Performance and Commissioning

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
St Asaph
Depending on experience Per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Shape the Future of Healthcare: Director of Performance and Commissioning at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for driving performance excellence in healthcare? Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is actively seeking an accomplished professional to join us as the Director of Performance and Commissioning, leading the charge in performance improvement and strategic commissioning.

The portfolio for this role comprises:
  • Leadership of Performance including Organisational approach to improving performance
  • Performance and Accountability systems and processes
  • Leadership of Commissioning Practice (hub) and Oversight (spokes) of deployment
  • Section 33 arrangements
  • Oversight - Joint Commissioning
  • Overview of 3rd sector commissioning approach
  • EASC (soon to be Joint Committee)
  • Main liaison with external providers of services
  • Leadership and coordination of internal arrangements for commissioning and contract management

As the Director of Performance and Commissioning, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the performance and strategic commissioning agenda within our organisation. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will lead a dynamic team in enhancing the efficiency, quality, and outcomes of healthcare services.

Main duties of the job

Particular key responsibilities will be to:
  • Develop and implement robust performance management systems to drive accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Lead the strategic commissioning process, ensuring the effective allocation of resources to meet the healthcare needs of the community.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, clinical teams, and external partners to optimise service delivery.
  • Analyse data and key performance indicators to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the performance and commissioning team, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

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 ensure excellent compassionate care is 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



  • Master's degree or equivalent training and extensive, relevant experience at senior management/leadership level in a Commissioning or Performance related area
  • Extensive expertise, knowledge and understanding of: oBusiness planning oBudget setting oCommissioning processes oPerformance and Change Management oPeople Management oQuality improvement
  • Significant knowledge of performance and assurance management systems, tools, and best practice
  • In depth understanding of the challenges facing the health service in Wales and the impact of working in a rural setting.
  • Knowledge of Project and Programme Management techniques.



  • Significant experience working at a senior managerial level.
  • Significant experience of contracting business case development.
  • Significant experience of leading the development of strategies, frameworks and commissioning improvement plans with the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Evidence of specialist knowledge, expertise and experience in performance management and commissioning.
  • Evidence of creating and sustaining positive relationships with staff and stakeholders.
  • Proven work record of consistently achieving high standards and delivering objectives and priorities.
  • Experience of implementing or working to a rigorous performance management framewor

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Ability to develop and implement innovative solutions.
  • High level analytical skills and ability to draw conclusions from combinations of qualitative and quantitative information sources and present in a concise manner.
  • Strong planning skills, able to plan effectively against deadlines in order to produce timely outputs and deliverables.
  • Ability to deal with contentious data and information, able to weigh up conflicting perspectives and make sound judgements.
  • Excellent strategic and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to perform and deliver under pressure.
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively using excellent communication skills, including strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills to develop, read, interpret, and disseminate complex information to others.



  • Demonstrates a commitment to BCUHB Values and Behaviours
  • Act in accordance with the Nolan Principles of Public Life



  • Evidence of political awareness and sensitivity to the high profile of the Health Board
  • Ability to undertake regular travel to other locations within the organisation and beyond

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Carlton Court

St Asaph

LL17 0JE

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