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Welsh Kidney Network Manager

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Full Time
This post is a secondment for 24 months to meet the needs of the service. If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

A Senior role as the National Lead Manager responsible for the long term strategic planning, commissioning and continuous development of specialist adult renal services throughout Wales on behalf of WHSSC.

The post holder will ensure that specialist renal services (transplantation, dialysis and access surgery) are commissioned in accordance with agreed quality and clinical standards including those set by the Welsh Government Renal Delivery Plan, the WKN National Service Specifications, the UK Renal Association, the UK Renal Registry, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The postholder will ensure that the commissioned services are delivered within an agreed budget for which the WKN Board is responsible.

Provide guidance and advice on policy issues involving Specialist Adult Renal and transplantation services. This will involve liaising with the Welsh Government, National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Health Boards across Wales, and other UK central and devolved health administrations.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for designing and delivering National strategies and operational plans for the Welsh Renal Clinical Network to include:
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of service specifications for both directly commissioned specialist services
  • Early detection and management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Referral management into secondary care
  • Pre-dialysis care,
  • Management of Acute Kidney Injury
  • Commissioning for quality to ensure compliance (as a minimum) with National quality standards as measured against those of the UK Renal Association and Welsh Healthcare Standards.
  • Compliance across all services for the timely provision of accurate data required to complete the 'minimum data set' for the UK Renal Registry Welsh national audits, and service performance reports..

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 tea

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

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Educated to Master's Degree Level or equivalent level of work experience, skills and knowledge.
  • Programme and Project management experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Extensive knowledge of the organisation of the NHS and renal services.
  • Understanding of National legislation, policy and guidance as appropriate to the role.
  • Understanding of budgetary and financial management.
  • Understanding of performance management techniques.
  • Understanding of clinical and corporate governance.
  • Understanding of the modernisation agenda for the NHS.


  • Leadership programme.
  • Prince Project Management training or equivalent.
  • An understanding of research and evaluation methods.
  • Understanding of third sector providers.
  • Knowledge of alternative contracting methods such as social enterprise.
  • ECDL or similar qualification.



  • Experience of planning and commissioning adult renal services.
  • Experience in the planning of renal transplantation services.
  • Experience of working with National policy makers, and government officials.
  • Significant experience in a senior management position in a large complex organisation in particular in a key leadership position.
  • Experience of directing the planning and commissioning of services at a local and National level including performance, financial and staff management.
  • Experience of planning and implementing long term strategy.
  • Experience of successfully leading major change programmes, including improving performance.
  • Ability to influence at all levels and a highly strategic thinker.
  • Strong track record of internal and external partnership working.
  • Experience of multi - disciplinary/agency working.
  • Demonstrable success in building, leading, motivating, managing and developing teams.
  • Experience of using a range of communication methods for public and staff involvement.


  • Experience of developing service level agreements.
  • Experience of working within Specialist Services planning organisations.
  • Experience of developing policy and standards at a National level.
  • Experience of working with Local Authority and/or Non-statutory sector.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Confident directing services at a senior level and taking overall responsibility for key outcomes.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, displaying credibility, influence and political acumen.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and negotiate to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Able to interpret legislation, policy and National guidance as appropriate to the role.
  • Proven ability to achieve targets and objectives within a demanding and pressured environment against challenging deadlines.
  • Proven ability to manage and monitor significant budgets.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload and that of the team to operate effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate with colleagues, service users and stakeholders on complex and contentious issues.
  • Sound judgement, decision making and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work without supervision or guidance using their own initiative to solve complex multi stranded problems.
  • Ability to deal with highly complex, sensitive situations assessing and recommending courses of action.
  • Ability to communicate complex information and issues to a wide range of senior internal and external stakeholders, persuading them of the need for change and influencing their decision-making when appropriate using tact and diplomacy.
  • Experience of dealing positively with organisational politics.


  • Welsh Language Skills.



  • Confident and dynamic in a senior role.
  • Ability to demonstrate capability for strong leadership with the ability to motivate and engage.
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to demonstrate flexibility, determination, perseverance, and resilience
  • Politically astute and high level of intuition.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and to work under pressure.
  • Display exemplary personal and professional standards of behaviour and integrity at all times.
  • Demonstrate empathy with service users and carers.
  • Ability to deal with stressful and emotional situations on a regular basis. e.g. grievance and organisational issues.



  • Must be prepared to travel frequently throughout Wales and across the UK as required.
  • Ability to deal with a stressful and demanding workload
  • Able to work hours flexibly.
  • Able to undertake the full remit of the role.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


NHS Wales Joint Commissioning Committee

Unit G1, The Willowford, Treforest Industrial Estate


CF37 5YL

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