HSC(6)-03-22 Papur3 / Paper 3

 

 

Recruitment of Chair – Powys TeachingHealth Board Vacancy summary:

1.    On 24thMay 2022, the Welsh Government – Public Appointments Unit re- advertised for a Chair for the Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB).

 

2.    The initialcampaign advertised in March/April 2022 failed to produce applications of the required standardand it was agreed with the Ministerfor Health and Social Services to readvertise the appointment. Executive search agents have been engaged in both advertising campaigns with the aim of increasing the number of applicants and widening the diversity.

 

3.    In addition to seeking out potential candidates, the search consultants also offered support to candidates to assist them in maximising their application.

 

4.    Powys is one of the most rural counties in the UK. Whilst the county is approximately 25% of the landmassof Wales, it has only 5% of the population. The population in Powys is older compared to the rest of Wales and the proportion of older people is growing.The working age adult population is smaller compared to Wales and it is predicted that the number of young people and working age adults will decrease, whilst the number of older people will increase. It is predicted that there will be an 8% decline in the Powys population by 2039. Being an entirely rural County with no major urban conurbations and no acute general hospitals, people in Powys have to travel outside the county for many services, including secondary and specialist healthcare, higher education, employment and leisure.

 

5.    The roles and responsibilities of the Chair will be to:

·         Lead the Board in the Development of a Strategic Vision for the Health Board’s services of the future,realising and buildingon the inherent potential and skills within the organisation to develop an innovative and exemplar service with the aim of improving well-being and outcomes for the population;

 

·         Provide effective and visible leadershipacross the breadthof the Board’s responsibilities, internally through the Board and externally through connections with a wide range of stakeholders and partners at community, local authority, Health Board and national levels;

 

·         Ensure the Board delivers effectively together the strategic and operational aims of the Health Board throughdelivery of strategicaims, policy and ensuring good governance;

 

·         Be responsible for maintaining the highest quality of public health standards and practices, and improving qualityand safety of healthcare;

 

·         Be accountable for the performance of the Board at community, local authority, Board and national levels through the agreement of a three year Integrated Medium Term Plan (IMTP) and an annual deliveryplan and the


annual evaluation of achievements againstthe plan in public by the Minister for Health and Social Services;

 

·         Hold the Chief Executive to accountacross the breadth of their responsibilities;

 

·         Work effectively with partners, in particular with primary care contractors and other NHS bodies, Universities, Local Authorities, the Third Sector and Social Partners, to ensure the planning and delivery of safe, effective, person centred services aiming to improve population outcomes;

 

·         Provide the assurance and governance for the properstewardship of public money and other resources for which the Board is accountable;

 

·         Provide the assurance for ensuring that the Board is governed effectivelywithin the framework and standards set for the NHS in Wales, with a particular emphasis on ensuring openness and transparency;

 

·         Undertake an externalambassador role, delivering in the publicspotlight and instilling public confidence;

 

·         Act as a Corporate Trustee of PTHB Charity.

 

6.    The successful appointee will receiveremuneration of £44,820per annum per annum plus travel and other reasonable expenses within reasonable limits.

 

7.    The roles were advertised on the Welsh Government and Cabinet Office public appointments vacancies website.A search agencywas also appointed to identify potential suitable candidates to apply for the role.

 

 

Recruitment process summary:

8.  Following a four week re-advertisement period,the advert closedon 24thJune 2022 and six applications were received.

9.  The AdvisoryAssessment Panel recommended 4 of the 6 candidates for interview. The panel comprised of:

 

·      Judith Paget, DirectorGeneral Health and Social Services/NHS Chief Executive

·      Mick Giannasi, Chair,Social Care Wales

·      Rebecca Gorman, HSSG,Welsh Government

·      Moawia Bin-Sufyan, SeniorIndependent Panel Member

 

10.  The 4 applicants were invited to attend an online stakeholder session on 18th July 2022. This required them to lead a topic discussion relatingto how the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the impact of Health inequalities in Powys and how as Chair they would address the Health inequalities in strategy development and service


delivery. The four applicants were also invitedto attend a formal interview with the Advisory Assessment Panel on 19thJuly 2022.

 

11.  Both the stakeholder panel and Advisory Assessment Panel agreed three applicants were deemed appointable. The Minister agreedto the recommendations and selected Carl Cooper as the preferred applicant on 17thAugust 2022

 

Minister for Health and Social Servicespreferred candidate: CARL COOPER

 

12.  Conflict of Interest: None

 

13.  Political Activity: None

Diversity Data of applicants:

 

 

Applied

Short Listed

Number of Candidates

6

4

Gender

Female

2

2

Male

4

2

Other gender

 

 

Gender self-description

 

 

Gender prefer not to say

 

 

Disability

Declared disability

1

 

No declared disability

5

4

Disability prefer not to say

 

 

Ethnicity

White

5

4

Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups

 

 

Asian / Asian British

1

 

Black / Black British

 

 

Other ethnic group

 

 

Ethnicity self-description

 

 

Ethnicity prefer not to say

 

 

Age

 

 

16-24

 

 

25-34

1

 

35-44

 

 

45-54

1

1

55-64

4

3

65-74

 

 

75-84

 

 

85+

 

 

Age prefer not to say

 

 

Sexual Orientation


Bisexual

1

1

Gay or Lesbian

1

1

Heterosexual

4

2

Other sexual orientation

 

 

Sexual orientation self-description

 

 

Sexual orientation prefer not to say

 

 

Religion

Buddhist

 

 

Christian

3

2

Hindu

 

 

Jewish

 

 

Muslim

 

 

Sikh

 

 

Other religion

 

 

Atheist / No religion

1

1

Religion prefer not to say

1

1

Principal Residence

 

 

North East

 

 

Yorkshire & Humberside

 

 

East Midlands

 

 

West Midlands

 

 

East

 

 

London

 

 

South East

 

 

South West

6

4

Wales

 

 

Scotland

 

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

Other residence

 

 

Residence prefer not to say

 

 

Principal Employment

Mostly Civil Service

 

 

Mostly Private Sector

1

 

Mostly Third Sector

2

2

Mostly Wider Public Sector

2

1

Mixed

1

1

Other principle employment

 

 

Principle employment prefer not to say

 

 

Public Appointments Held

0 Public Appointments Held

2

1

1 Public Appointments Held

2

2


2 Public Appointments Held

1

1

3 Public Appointments Held

1

 

4 Public Appointments Held

 

 

5-9 Public Appointments Held

 

 

10+ Public Appointments Held

 

 

Public Appointments Held prefer not to say

 

 

Political Activity

Declared political activity

 

 

No declared political activity

6

4

Political activity prefer not to say

 

 

Conservative

 

 

Green

 

 

Labour

 

 

Liberal Democrats

 

 

Plaid Cymru

 

 

Scottish National Party

 

 

United Kingdom Independence Party

 

 

Any other parties