Senior Medical/Clinical Officer and Head of Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups Division

£68,150 to £117,800
15 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Social Services Group

Senior Medical/Clinical Officer and Head of Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups Division

Salary: circa £85,000 per annum however, more may be available for an exceptional candidate.

The salary range goes from £68,150 to £117,800.

Location: The post holder may work from any of the Welsh Government Offices. However, you must be willing to travel across Wales for meetings and events and be available to support Government business in Cardiff routinely and frequently.

Background: The Health and Social Services Group of Welsh Government is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the NHS in Wales and for oversight  of social services policy. The group works with partner organisations to promote, protect and improve the health and well-being of everyone in Wales; to lead efforts to reduce inequalities in health; and to further develop the joining up of health and social care services.

The post-holder will fulfil two broad functions:

• Providing professional and impartial advice to Welsh Ministers and Welsh Government officials as a Senior Medical Officer/Senior Clinical Officer (reporting professionally to the Chief Medical Officer for Wales) - with particular responsibilities for mental health, substance misuse, the health of vulnerable groups and older people.

• Leading the development and delivery of policies and strategies relating to mental health and well-being and the health needs of a wide range of vulnerable groups.

Eligibility: The successful applicant will be either a fully registered medical practitioner on the GMC Specialist Register and have Membership of a Royal College or Faculty, or have worked at very senior level in an appropriate profession, such as clinical psychology, and have obtained relevant qualifications.

Terms of appointment: The post is available on a permanent basis, and on secondment for up to 4 years. If appointed on a secondment basis, you may retain your existing terms and conditions including salary.

Work Pattern: This is a full-time post, however we welcome applications from those wishing to work four days part time whilst maintaining other professional commitments for one day a week

Support: The post is supported by the Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups Division.

We welcome applications in Welsh or English. Applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than those made in English.

Interviews will be held on the 29th March 2017 at the Welsh Government offices, Cathays Park, Cardiff.

To find out more about this role and how to apply, please visit the Welsh Government website at

The closing date for applications is at 23:55pm on 8th March 2017.

The Welsh Government is committed to being a good Equal Opportunities Employer.

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