Head of Health & Safety

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board was established in October 2009 and is one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK.  We have a responsibility for the promotion of health and well-being of around 475,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, the provision of local primary care services, running of health centres, community health teams, hospitals – providing treatment and care when health and well-being isn’t the best it could be. 


We are increasingly focusing the planning and delivery of our care based on neighbourhoods and localities to help ensure people receive care as close to home as possible where it is safe and effective to do so.  We also provide specialist services for people across South Wales and in some cases the whole of Wales.


The Health Board also serves a wider population of 2.5 million people across South and Mid Wales and manages a number of services of a regional and sub-regional nature namely cardiology, cardiac surgery, PICU, neurology, neurosurgery, medical genetics, bone marrow transplantation, renal transplant and toxicology.  On-site services include 24/7 PCI, stroke thrombolysis, ophthalmology, maxillo-facial, trauma, general medicine, general surgery, urology and paediatrics. 


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s hospital sites include: Barry Hospital, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Children’s Hospital for Wales, University Hospital Llandough, Rookwood Hospital, St. David’s Hospital, University Dental Hospital, and University Hospital of Wales.


The Role


As Head of Health and Safety at Cardiff and Vale UHB you will lead on all Health and Safety Management strategies for the Health Board. Providing assurance to the Health Board regarding compliance with its Health and Safety statutory duties.


We are looking to recruit an experienced leader who can establish guidelines with a strong sense of responsibility and resilience; can develop, communicate and execute plans, anticipate potential risk and develop new ways of achieving the same outcomes putting rules and regulations aside using your level of competence and knowledge.


The right candidate will have extensive experience of working in the field of health, safety and risk management whilst also being able to demonstrate excellent people management skills, experience of managing a team is essential.


For informal conversationand to request a Job Description, please contact Goodson Thomas at info@goodsonthomas.com or 02921 674 422 for further details.


To apply, please visit goodsonthomas.com/vacancies noting 0229-GT-CVUHB in your application and attach a copy of your CV and covering letter.


All applications will be acknowledged.

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