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Director of Screening, Public Health Wales

This exciting opportunity has arisen following the retirement of the existing post holder and will play a key role in the delivery of the Public Health Wales strategic plan. Specifically the Director of Screening is responsible for leading and developing the eight highly successful population-based screening programmes Public Health Wales provides to the people of Wales.

With a budget of £33 million and employing nearly 500 staff, the Division has grown substantially in the last 4 years, with the formation of the Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme in 2013, Newborn Bloodspot Screening Wales in 2015 and the integration of Diabetic Eye Screening Wales into Public Health Wales in 2016. Following a recent review the post holder will be expected to lead the development and implementation of a plan, so that the Division can grow efficiently as programmes change and new programmes are added to the current portfolio.

Candidates will need to evidence a passion for public health, health improvement and service development. The successful post holder will also play a key role in the leadership of the Public Health Services Directorate and the wider Trust, supporting the Executive Director and Executive team in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Public Health Wales has excellent relationships with Welsh Government, Local Health Boards and NHS Trusts in Wales and developing and strengthening these relationships will be essential for success in this role.

This is an all-Wales post and the designated administrative support for the post is provided from our new head office at Capital Quarter 2, Tyndall Street in Cardiff. As a Consultant in Public Health you will be expected to participate in a public health on-call rota.

For further details please contact Frank McKenna, Managing Director at Harvey Nash or Thomas Patterson, Head of Research on +44(0)207 333 1516.