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Team Leader Community Drug & Alcohol Team

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Jun 2024
An opportunity has arisen within the Community Drug and Alcohol team for a Team Leader to lead our developing substance misuse team within the Ceredigion locality, based in Aberystwyth. We are looking to appoint to this post on a permanent basis.

Ideally, we are looking for an experienced practitioner in the substance misuse field, with experience of supervising staff, and taking forward clinical practice and service developments. The post holder will work closely with the Service Manager, Non-Medical Prescribers (NMP), Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Service Improvement Lead and other Team Leaders in the overall development, monitoring and evaluation of the Service.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will take a senior clinical lead with responsibility for standards of care delivery, and overallcare co-ordination of all cases within the team from referral to discharge within the Locality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for first level staff management within the team to include supervision, discipline, grievance and professional development and work in conjunction with the service management team in the overall development, monitoring and evaluation of the Service.

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

Interviews will be held on 27/06/24

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 12,000 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:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

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

47 general practices (6 of which are managed practices), 45 dental practices (including 4 orthodontic), 96 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

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

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

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

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.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • RMN /RGN or where is job share with registered nurse - QCF Level 5 Advanced Practitioner.
  • Able to evidence KSF / DANOS competencies for role
  • Degree in Substance Misuse or equivalent field or willingness to work towards.
  • Certificate/Diploma in Management or willingness to work towards.
  • Sound knowledge of Substance misuse issues.
  • Understanding of local & national substance misuse strategy.
  • Understanding of relevant legislative frameworks.


  • Qualification in supervision.
  • Nurse Independent / Supplementary Prescriber.



  • Extensive experience of working in a senior role in Substance Misuse.
  • Experience of working in a supervisory capacity


  • Recent relevant experience in working at a senior level in health/social care agency.

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Gorwelion Day Hospital

Llanbadarn Road


SY23 1HB

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