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  • Advert number: 323747-0
  • Posted Date: 11/02/13
  • Closing Date: 15/03/13

Public Health Wales


Director of Health & Healthcare Improvement
Director of Policy, Research & Development

Attractive salaries

Based in Cardiff

Public Health Wales was established to achieve a healthier, happier and fairer Wales. We provide advice, expertise and specialist services to the Welsh Assembly Government, health boards and trusts and local authorities across Wales. We are now looking for two dynamic and visionary Directors to join us to drive forward high level programmes across our Directorate of Public Health Development.

Director of Health & Healthcare Improvement – Ref. HN7209BMJ

In this role you will have responsibility for the public health strategic leadership to improve health and healthcare quality and the management of all health improvement services delivered by Public Health Wales. You will work closely with Welsh Government and leading figures in healthcare across Wales, influencing and providing expert advice to support our national efforts to reduce inequalities and achieve measurable improvements in health outcomes that support the strategic vision of NHS Wales. Strong leadership and team management skills are particularly required in this role.

Director of Policy, Research & Development – Ref. HN7227BMJ

You will lead this newly established division that is geared to coordinating the organisation’s approach to policy, research and development. With oversight of the Public Health Institute, International Health Coordinating Centre as well as the Policy and Impact Assessment Unit, you will drive innovation in the use of evidence in all aspects of public health. You will also have responsibility for national collaboration with universities across Wales and develop a unit to support policy development across health service provision.

These are outstanding opportunities for innovative and transformational individuals to lead and shape the development of public health services across Wales. Drive and potential are critical to us and therefore these roles are not necessarily restricted to individuals who come from a public health background.

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For a confidential discussion please contact Frank McKenna, Managing Director of Healthcare or Thomas Patterson, Head of Healthcare Research on +44 (0)20 7333 1516. To apply please email your CV and covering letter to: quoting the relevant reference number. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 15th March 2013. Harvey Nash is a global executive search consultancy. Harvey Nash plc is an agency advertising a permanent role.