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Capital Programme Support Officer - Planning

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Reporting to the Head of Capital Planning, the post holder will support the development, implementation and governance for the capital portfolio which actively promotes a culture of excellence. This includes facilitating a wide range of capital planning activities to deliver capital schemes across the University Health Board with a focus on project governance and assurance mechanisms which take into account organisational objectives, key risks, external scrutiny and regulatory requirements etc.

The post holder will play a key role in providing support and expertise around assurance on behalf of the Capital Planning team.

The role requires knowledge of assurance processes which are underpinned by theory and experience as the post holder will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of robust assurance systems on behalf of the Board.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also provide business support within the Capital Planning Team by:
  • Acting as a key channel of communication for senior colleagues within the Health Board, Welsh Government and other external partners such as Public Health Wales.
  • Developing a robust capital management framework along with associated governance policies and protocols.
  • Providing excellent project administrative, analytical and business support to the Head of Capital Planning and the wider Capital Planning team. The post holder will act as the first line contact for external and internal queries, providing administration support and will also be asked to proactively contribute to project planning and delivery.
  • Supporting the management, running and implementation of outputs from the Capital Sub Committee.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest o Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire o 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services o Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Hywel Dda University Health Board is seeking to appoint a Capital Programme Support Officer to join its Planning Team. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a team to support the delivery of an ambitious programme of capital projects over the coming years.

The post holder will support the Capital Planning Team in the implementation of a large portfolio of capital projects to meet the aims and objectives of the Health Boards Strategy A Healthier Mid and West Wales and in particular, building upon positive developments to deliver capital projects within a robust management and governance structure

Excellent organisational skills verbal and written skills and knowledge of computer applications are essential.

Through this post there will be opportunities to gain experience in a number of different areas of work within the remit of the Planning Team.

If you would like to discuss this position further please contact

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

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

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.Interviews will be held on 10/06/2024 and 14/06/2024

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Degree or equivalent experience/CPD
  • Understanding of project management processes
  • Proven skills in the use of Outlook, Access, Word PowerPoint and Excel in MS Office
  • Knowledge and experience of assurance systems and processes.


  • Commitment to/evidence of ongoing personal training and development in a related area
  • Project management qualification



  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of organisations
  • Experience of working to targets and outcomes
  • Experience of committee work and minute writing
  • Experience of working on projects (either service or capital)


  • Experience within the Public, voluntary or social care sector
  • Awareness of financial and budgetary controls
  • Experience of making presentations and giving briefings

language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Building 8 St. David's Park

Jobswell Road


SA31 3HB

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