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Senior Nurse

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
University Hospital of Llandough
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
10/05/2021 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.


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


Senior Nurse Manager posts in Mental Health Services for Older People, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

  • Senior Nurse Manager, Community Services and Neuropsychiatry
  • Senior Nurse Manager, In-patient Services

We have an exciting opportunity for two experienced, motivated and creative nurses to help shape and advance the direction for nursing at a senior level in the fields of Older Peoples’ Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry.

  • Will provide professional leadership and management to the mental health nurses in our community-facing services and will also be responsible for the nursing workforce within our Welsh Regional Neuropsychiatry Service.
  • Will provide professional leadership and management to our in-patient services. Our seven wards are based at University Hospital Llandough and also at Barry Hospital.

As one of the successful applicants, you will contribute to the Mental Health Services for Older People Directorate in terms of the shaping the clinical nursing strategy, and shaping the service as a whole. You will play a significant role in developing our functional mental health services as well as our dementia services, and you will be part of the Directorate’s journey in developing and strengthening psychological interventions for all of our service users.

You will have experience at Sister / Charge Nurse level (or equivalent) and will demonstrate a familiarity with managing service change and communicating service objectives to your teams in an effective and successful way. You will exemplify the characteristics of enthusiasm, positivity and resilience.

This is an opportunity to join a new Senior Nursing Team consisting of a Senior Nurse Manager for In-patient Services, a Senior Nurse Manager for Community Services, a Clinical Nurse Lead Practitioner and a Senior Nurse for Physical Health Care. It’s your chance to influence the direction of mental health nursing care for older people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

If you are interested in this key post, please contact Mark Doherty Lead Nurse or Joanne Wilson, Directorate Manager on 02920 745777, or email


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

Closing Date: 10th May 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mark Doherty
Job title
Lead Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
02920 715776
Additional information

Joanne Wilson, Directorate Manager 
02920 715777