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Senior Nurse for Primary Care Development

Band 8a

Main area
Primary Care
Band 8a
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
37.5 hours per week (We will consider part time / job shares to allow the right candidate to continue to practice and maintain clinical skills alongside this leadership role within the health board.)
Job ref
Woodland House
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum
Salary period
25/10/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Band 8a – Senior Nurse for Primary Care Development

Primary, Community and Intermediate Care Clinical Board, Woodlands House Cardiff CF14 4HH

Do you want to excel as a Clinical Leader by putting General Practice Nursing front and centre stage?

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Nurse with experience of working at a senior level in general practice to join our Primary Care Team leading the delivery of patient-centered, safe, effective and sustainable General Practice Nursing Services across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The post holder will have experience of working as a General Practice Nurse at a Senior Level and will provide professional and clinical leadership and support to nursing staff employed at general practices in Cardiff and Vale.  

We will also consider part time / job shares to allow the right candidate to continue to practice and maintain clinical skills alongside this leadership role within the health board.

You will be based with the Primary Care Team at Woodland House, Cardiff, and will play a key role in taking forward the strategic agenda for the Health Board including the implementation of ‘Shaping Our Future Wellbeing’ and ‘A Healthier Wales’ developing new models of care working in collaboration with locality teams. As such you will be responsible for collaborating and negotiating with contractors, service providers and professional committees to identify and achieve service development and improvement, evaluating through performance management and lead the production and delivery of specific plans and projects to meet the healthcare needs of the local population.

Specific requirements of the role in addition to the generic Senior Nurse job description will include;

  • Supporting the delivery of safe, effective and sustainable primary care services across Cardiff & Vale
  • Responding to GP practices raising concerns around ongoing sustainability
  • Providing nurse mentorship where required to develop skills in general practice nursing
  • Supporting nurses during the transition from secondary to primary care
  • Supporting general practices to maintain and improve quality & safety standards
  • Supporting the review of enhanced service provision in general practice
  • Support the investigation of patient safety incidents in general practice and shared learning

Previous experience of working at a senior level in general practice is an essential requirement for this role.

You will be required to hold full and valid registration with the NMC and demonstrate appropriate leadership ability ability, comprehension skills, intellectual capacity and knowledge of relevant legislation, regulatory frameworks, performance management, clinical governance and financial arrangements across Primary Care Contractor Services.

Cardiff and the Vale UHB provides primary care services to a population of over 500,000 residents in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan (not including the imminent population growth). The Health Board has a reputation for transformation and innovation within primary care.   Our 10 year strategy ‘Shaping Our Future Wellbeing’ places primary care, independent contractors and community services at the centre of the strategy, with services wrapped around the person, delivered closer to home by multi-disciplinary/agency teams to achieve better outcomes to people based on what matters to them. This roll offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to the people we serve.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact: Lee Virgo 02921 836159 or Lynne Cronin 029 21836137

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Job title
Senior Primary Care Manager
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lee Virgo

Senior Primary Care Manager

 02921 836159


Lynne Cronin

029 21836137