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Executive Director of Planning, Performance & Commissioning

Powys Teaching Health Board
£125,032 to £129,738 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Powys Teaching Health Board is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual who has experience of operating at Board level, with a proven track record of successfully delivering a complex planning, performance and commissioning portfolio, preferably in a rural and integrated health and/or social care environment.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader displaying drive and determination and will shape the successful development and design of sustainable quality services within a rural health care setting displaying outstanding communication, negotiating and influencing skills that will support and encourage clinical and non-clinical staff to develop truly rural solutions for the significant challenges ahead for both health and social care.

Main duties of the job

The Executive Director of Planning, Performance & Commissioning is responsible for the development of strategic plans, commissioning and performance monitoring to meet the Health Board's objectives, and the continuing transformation of a complex organisation. They will be the Lead Director for Commissioning health care services, ensuring whole system commissioning to meet the population's needs with a complex range of providers across England and Wales.

The Director is the principal source of professional advice for Planning, Performance & Commissioning across the entirety of the Health Board.As an Executive member of the Board, the post holder will hold corporate responsibility jointly with other Board members for the strategic direction, corporate policy making and development and delivery of Health Board objectives.

About us

Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) encompasses the whole of the County of Powys which covers around 25% of the land mass of Wales with only 5% of the population. In a rural county, as a health board, we provide as many services as safely as possible locally through GPs and other primary care professionals, a network of community hospitals and community services, including midwifery-led services, mental health, learning disabilities, children's services, adult rehabilitation and frailty services. Alongside this we have a significant commissioning role working with providers in both Wales and England.

Our ambitious Health and Care Strategy sets out our vision for the future of a healthy, caring Powys. It describes how in partnership, we will focus on wellbeing, ensure early help and support, tackle the main conditions that limit life, and provide joined up care.

This includes increasing the capacity, capability and resilience of primary and community services, improving integration throughout the health and care pathway, and strengthening our planning and commissioning of high-quality services from neighbouring organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A job description and person specification can be found attached to the advert under vacancy documents.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of management and leadership development
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Educated to Masters Degree level or equivalent post graduate qualification or equivalent senior level experience

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience in a Senior Strategic Development or Planning/Commissioning role in the NHS.
  • Proven experience of working and contributing at board level
  • Significant management and professional experience in planning, commissioning and transformation of services.
  • Evidence of working across a range of organisations to achieve significant change
  • Experience in leading service change, public and stakeholder engagement and communications
  • Experience in developing strategy and service plans for the short, medium and long term
  • Experience of leading performance monitoring for a large complex organisation.
  • Understanding of the performance and delivery requirements for NHS Wales.

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Bronllys Hospital



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