Date:
25 February 2024
Salary:
£101,390 - £116,673
Location:
Wales

Director of Education Strategy and Transformation

Permanent, full time, 37.5 hours per week

NHS Agenda for Change Pay Band 9 - £101,390 - £116,673 

Health Education & Improvement Wales, Ty Dysgu, Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ

An agile working model to allow flexibility between home and office-based working.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 25 February 2024

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is looking for a new Director of Education Strategy and Transformation. A dynamic results-driven professional, the successful individual will help shape the health workforce in Wales for a generation.  
 
This is a new role within HEIW which is the strategic workforce body for NHS Wales, a Special Health Authority providing a broad range of national education, training and workforce functions. This role will require the successful individual to have the senior leadership experience and credentials to develop and integrate new teams and establish effective working relationships with a diverse range of local and national partners. They will have a track record in developing and implementing innovative and ambitious strategic plans and developments, and will be able to demonstrate an ability to direct and manage successful change.  With a sound and in-depth knowledge and understanding of education and training, the successful individual will play a pivotal role in creating our Education Strategy to reflect the rapidly changing environment and the future needs of the population of Wales and our NHS workforce. 

As such, the successful individual will need to be an inspiring and compassionate leader and a committed team member, with enthusiasm and passion for quality improvement.  Although NHS experience is not essential for the role, an understanding of the context for healthcare in Wales and its workforce will be critical. 
 
Main duties of the job

The portfolio of this Director includes cross cutting responsibilities for the development and implementation of education strategy and transformation, including the development of educational infrastructure and new models of delivery including academy approaches and digital solutions. The Director also has strategic oversight of education commissioning and quality management for Health Professions (Nursing, Midwifery, AHPs, Health Care Science etc) including both undergraduate and post registration programmes.  Work based learning and apprenticeships is another key function with HEIW being the development partner for Health Apprenticeship Frameworks. The Directorate is responsible for effective utilisation of approximately half of HEIW’s education commissioning budget, requiring robust governance and procurement frameworks, and effective collaboration with higher education institutions (HEIs) and regulators. 
 
The Director will work closely with the Medical Director and Director of Nursing and Health Professions to maximise opportunities for inter professional education and training and develop effective UK level networks and collaborations.  Close working will also be required with relevant policy and professional leads in Welsh Government.

The successful candidate will have a collaborative, compassionate and inclusive style and will act as a visible role model for HEIW values and behaviours. We are committed to having a diverse workforce reflective of the people and communities of Wales. We value individual uniqueness and diversity and believe that this helps us to deliver services that reflect the needs of everyone in our community. Through the way we carry out our business, our individual actions, practices, policies and procedures, we aim to be an accessible and inclusive employer.  We wish to increase representation of people from diverse identities, backgrounds and cultures and actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups. We also welcome applications from individuals from the Medical & Dental profession and would consider appointing on the equivalent Medical and Dental pay scale.

If you are interested in this role, please contact our retained executive search consultants, Goodson Thomas on 029 2167 4422 or info@goodsonthomas.com for a copy of the candidate pack, to discuss further and/or to arrange a conversation with the HEIW’s CEO and Chair.

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