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Claims/Redress Manager (Legal)

Band 7

Main area
Redress and Claims Knowledge and Experience
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
001-AC130-0421
Site
Woodland House
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/04/2021 23:59

CARING FOR PEOPLE - KEEPING PEOPLE WELL

 

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.

 

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

 

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


 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM STAFF CURRENTLY EMPLOYED BY CARDIFF AND VALE UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD.

If you are looking for a new challenge and have extensive legal experience of clinical negligence claims, this opportunity is for you. Reporting to the Concerns Team Manager and working on a permanent contract, you will work within our Claims team and be responsible for the day to day management of all Redress cases and negligence claims against the UHB, which will be discharged through direct communication with senior UHB staff, external Solicitors and the Welsh Risk Pool (WRP), all within the accordance with Welsh Office Circular WHC (97) 17 and the UHB Policy and Procedures on Claims Management.  The post holder will be expected to advise on cases being processed via Putting Things Right: Guidance on Dealing with Concerns effective from 1 April 2011, especially in relation to highly complex, sensitive and contentious issues arising from claims investigations. You will review, interpret and analyse a range of options in solicitors letters, make recommendations to enable decisions on the claims as to the UHBs position on liability and monitor the outcome of hearings to ensure that any negative publicity is answered appropriately by way of a statement for executive approval on behalf of the UHB for issue to the media. Financial responsibilities include the processing of expenditure incurred during the investigation of all Redress claims including settlements.

A professional legal qualification and practical knowledge of managing NHS claims is essential for this role, whilst a management qualification, practical experience of private legal practice, complaints / claims handling and court procedures are all desirable.

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

Closing date: 28th April 2021

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Applicant requirements

This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Vicky Stuart, Head of Concerns & Claims on 029 21836320 / Vicky.Stuart@wales.nhs.uk