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Divisional Manager

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a permanent post as the Divisional Manager for Mental Health within the Mental Health & LD Service Group. The successful applicant will join an experienced senior management team. The Divisional Manager will be accountable to the Associate Service Director.

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

Main duties of the job

The role is key to the safe and effective delivery of quality mental health care for all ages. The Divisional Manager will have responsibility for a mental health division that contains Older People Services, Adult Services, Substance use Services and Children & Adolescent Services.

The Divisional manager will contribute to creating a strategic vision for the services managed and developing a plan for achieving that vision.

If you wish to discuss the post, please contact: Janet Williams (Joint Service Director) , Dermot Nolan (Joint Service Director) or Malcolm Jones (Associate Service Director)

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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

Experience & Knowledge


  • Masters degree or equivalent experience at senior management level within the NHS
  • Service Improvement qualification (Silver)
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of a wide range of national health policy issues and how they translate to NHS Services
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in relation to Information and Information management issues and how they support operational and strategic management of clinical services.
  • Ability to translate national policy across a range of service areas, into robust and measurable action plans to support delivery of challenging, service, financial and staff management targets.
  • Leading and delivery of highly complex service change.
  • Skills and experience in leading on significant service improvement


  • Programme and project management qualifications.
  • Breadth of knowledge across all health services from primary to tertiary care.
  • Coaching Qualification

Skills and Personal Attributes


  • Evidence of report writing skills, service planning and presentation skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate high level leadership skill in a highly complex, politically sensitive and changing environment.
  • Skills in analysing highly complex and highly specialised information from various sources.
  • Ability to plan strategically in the medium and longer term for change and service improvement.
  • Ability to establish partnership working with stakeholders - internal and external to the Trust.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent presentational and influencing skills to engage clinicians and colleagues.
  • Full range of IT skills
  • Be able to prioritise workload and effectively manage highly specialised and complex competing demands.
  • Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and political awareness.
  • Ability to relate to staff of all disciplines and seniority.
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also accepting responsibility and accountability for performance.
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Cefn Coed Hospital Management Centre

Bryn Derwen



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