Welsh Government
Job vacancy: Director of Health and Care Research Wales

Job vacancy: Director of Health and Care Research Wales/Deputy Director of Research and Development Division

26 October 2018

The Director of Health and Care Research Wales/Deputy Director of the Research and Development (R&D) Division is the senior official leading research and development across the health and social care sectors in Wales. The post holder will be based within the Health and Social Services Group, Welsh Government. This post is supported by the R&D Division, which has approximately twenty staff across two branches.

The post holder will provide strategic leadership to the R&D Division, which is responsible for developing and implementing policies and strategies for research and development in health and social care in Wales. They will ensure that research and development are commissioned and delivered in ways which meet the Welsh Government’s agenda. The R&D Division is also responsible for funding, commissioning and contract-managing research activity in Wales. The post holder will be supported by civil service colleagues who will oversee the effective management and administration of the Division.

Eligibility: The successful applicant will be a qualified health or social care professional and possess a higher degree qualification in a relevant field.

Work Pattern: This is a part time post for 3 days per week. 

Terms of appointment: The post is available on fixed term basis, and or on secondment for up to 4 years. If appointed on a secondment basis, you may retain your existing terms and conditions including salary. 

Location: The post holder may work from any of the Welsh Government Offices. There will be an expectation that you will work from Cardiff 1-2 days a week. The role will involve frequent meetings in London and across the UK.

Background: The Health and Social Services Group of Welsh Government is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the NHS in Wales and for oversight of social services policy. The group works with partner organisations to promote, protect and improve the health and well-being of everyone in Wales; to lead efforts to reduce inequalities in health; and to further develop the joining up of health and social care services.

We welcome applications in Welsh or English. Applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than those made in English.

Interviews will be held on the 11 December 2018 at the Welsh Government offices, Cathays Park, Cardiff.

To find out more about this role and how to apply, please visit the Welsh Government web site at https://cymru-wales.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/xf-70c318bb844f/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/6/opp/5028-Deputy-Director-Research-and-Development/en-GB

The closing date for applications is at 16:00 on 15 November 2018

The Welsh Government is committed to being a good Equal Opportunities Employer.

A large print version of this advert is available by emailing SharedServiceHelpdesk@wales.gov.uk