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Head of Children's Public Health Nursing and Paediatric Services

Powys Teaching Health Board
To be completed on Recruitment
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Children's Public Health Nursing and Paediatric Services which is a senior clinical role and carries responsibility for the strategic development and operational delivery of Children's Public Health Nursing and Paediatric Services across the whole of Powys.

Actively support the Lead Director for Children to enact legislative responsibilities as defined by the Children's Act (2004) and the Social Services and Well Being Act Wales (2014).

Powys is a large county covering approximately a quarter of Wales on the border of Shropshire and Herefordshire. The beauty of the surrounding landscape and superior air quality is immediately apparent with competitive house prices, good quality schools, and a range of leisure opportunities. Travel to the west coast of Wales, rugged Welsh mountains, and the urban conurbations of Shrewsbury and Birmingham are all within two hours' reach by car or rail.

All applicants should apply on-line.

For more information or and information conversation please contact Zoe Ashman, Assistant Director Women & Children at or 01874442585.

Main duties of the job

Communication and Relationship Skills

Analytical and Judgemental Skills

Planning and organisation

Policy and Governance

Financial and Physical Resources

Workforce and organisation development

Research and Development

See Job Description for full breakdown of main duties

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

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.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Children) or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)


  • Registered Nurse and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)

Skills & Abilities


  • Post registration education and professional updating.
  • Relevant first level degree qualification
  • Masters qualification or evidence of continuous management development to Masters level
  • A recognised leadership qualification or evidence of continuous development
  • Demonstrable success in delivering change and performance with and through management and clinical teams
  • Awareness of legislative frameworks related to children and young people.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of safeguarding and public protection policy and practice
  • Ability to analyse complex problems and to develop practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programmes in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to manage and deliver to deadlines and within resources
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working
  • Awareness of political and wider health agenda related to children young people, families and communities
  • A strong sense of personal and team accountability coupled to a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority
  • Willingness and ability to travel.


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Continued Personal Development



  • A strong sense of personal and team accountability coupled to a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority.
  • Can demonstrate PTHB Values

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


To be completed on recruitment

To be completed on Recruitment


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