Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales
Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales
Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.
The Director will be the national lead for the mental health programme of NHS Wales and will provide professional leadership to Welsh Government Ministers with the National chief executive mental health lead on matters relating to the delivery of the national programme. The post holds accountability and responsibility for one of the key national programmes for NHS Wales.
As part of the NHS Executive the national director is the critical interface between the development of Welsh Government policy and service delivery, providing direction and support to NHS Wales organisations and public and third sector organisations.
Whilst being based within NHS Wales, the Director will work and engage more broadly across the Welsh public sector and beyond. The Director will build effective relationships with senior NHS Wales leads, Welsh Government policy divisions and other cross sector national bodies and agencies, including in local government and the police. The Director has a national responsibility to promote mental health and use of resources in responding to the service challenges facing NHS Wales and the wider public sector.
The Director will agree a national work programme with the NHS Executive for Wales and report on progress regularly to the Mental Health Delivery and Oversight Board.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
These key deliverables will be underpinned by facilitating openness and transparency about issues affecting service delivery, programme milestones, working with colleagues in policy and delivery for performance management to be aligned with the national approach. Core to this will be sharing and promoting the adoption of best practice and encouraging and facilitating improved partnership working and service integration.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.
Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.
To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit https://phw.nhs.wales/working-for-us/applicant-information-and-guidance/
A full Job description and Person Specification are included in the supporting documents.
The job will initially be based organisationally within the NHS Wales Health Collaborative, which runs a range of national clinical networks and programmes (including the Wales Mental Health Network) on behalf of NHS Wales. During 2022/23, the functions of the Collaborative are planned to become a part of the supporting functions of the new NHS Executive for Wales, with an accountability to the Executive. The Collaborative is hosted by Public Health Wales and that arrangement is planned to continue under the Executive.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Welsh language skills are desirable