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Community Director Primary Care Improvement GMS Services

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Depending on experience £10,692 per session
Closing date
7 Dec 2022

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General Practice
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Do you want to excel as a Medical Leader by putting Primary Care front and centre stage?

We are looking for an exceptional Primary Care Community Director to join our Primary, Community and Intermediate Care (PCIC) Clinical Board Team to support the sustainability of GMS services across Cardiff and the Vale. You will have responsibility for supporting the development and sustainability of GMS independent contractors and the primary care agenda through the support and delivery of patient-centred, safe, effective primary healthcare services.

Main duties of the job

The role will require you to work with practice teams, providing expert advice to GP practices that are identified as needing support. You will be responsible for reviewing (as part of a management and contractual team) all aspects of the practice including systems, quality, planning and co-ordination. You will need to demonstrate considerable leadership, innovation and initiative and be able to work proactively with practice teams.

The post holder will also support the Primary Care Team by providing specialist advice and leadership on contractual issues and new models of service delivery in line with Welsh Government (WG) policies and strategic direction.

You must have current GMC registration and recent experience working as a GP.

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

This post is fixed term for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

  • Qualified Medical Practitioner
  • Unblemished registration with GMC
  • Included on an All Wales GP Medical Performers List
  • Full compliance with the annual GP appraisal and revalidation process
  • Leadership qualification or equivalent experience


  • Academic excellence
  • Relevant post graduate medical qualifications


  • A practicing GP or recent experience in general practice
  • Adequate ongoing GP clinical work
  • Experience of leading complex service change and/or service/quality improvement programmes


  • Developing multi-disciplinary / collaborative working
  • Successful engagement across the primary / secondary care clinical interface
  • Experience of providing GP / Primary Care clinical advice

Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to lead and contribute to service development
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues in GMS
  • Appropriate facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Analytical mind able to reach conclusions and carry decisions forward
  • Innovative approach to developments
  • Knowledge of drivers for change and model for primary care
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Adequate understanding of the health and social care system within wales
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant national and local agenda, and priorities
  • Prioritisation skills with the ability to manage competing demands
  • Ability to effectively summarise interactions and communicate effectively within the team
  • Ability to complete relevant pieces of work in agreed timescales


  • Previous successful experience in similar activities
  • Previous experience of leading complex pieces of work / projects
  • Experience of transferring clinical analytical / communication skills into alternative environment to good effect
  • Knowledge of the GMS Contract
  • Adequate knowledge of relevant primary care regulations relating to agreed work
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality improvement methodologies and their application

Personal qualities

  • Flexible leadership style
  • Self motivated
  • Innovative approach
  • Ability to persuade and influence
  • Ability to present credibly to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to act as an ambassador for the Board
  • Respect and consideration for others

BMJ Ref: BMJ-101385/001-MD006-1122




Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. We employ approximately 14,500 staff, and spend around £1.4 billion every year on providing health and wellbeing services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. We also serve a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties. 

Our vision is to create a community where healthy life choice does not depend on who you are or where you live.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, and together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will hopefully unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

Our Services

The only tertiary centre for Wales offering a range of services for the whole nation including the only Children’s Hospital in Wales, Organ Donation and Transplant, Neuroscience, Genomics, Precision Medicine and Advanced Therapies, and more.

Public Health

Improving the health of our population and reducing inequalities. Providing preventative health care information and advice including access to health and well-being services.

Primary, Community and Intermediate Care

Offering first line health services at GP surgeries, dentists, optomtetrist and a range of therapy and community based services accessible as close to home as possible.

Acute and Tertiary Care

Providing unscheduled or emergency care. Elective care and specialist services to a wider population across Wales, including dignostics and theraputic services.

Corporate Services

Providing the support services required to run an integrated health system across Cardiff and Wales ensuring patient safety, governance, quality assurance, performance and excellent delivery of all services.

Our Structure

  • Our organisation is structured and designed into seven Clinical Boards which cover our four main service areas and much more. They are:
  • Children and Women’s Clinical Board
  • Clinical Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Medicine Clinical Board
  • Mental Health Clinical Board
  • Specialist Services Clinical Board
  • Surgery Clinical Board
  • Primary, Community and Intermediate Care Clinical Board

The Clinical Boards were created in June 2013 and have been successful in providing strong leadership in clinical areas and have resulted in the acceleration of operational decision making, greatly enhancing the outcomes for patients in their care. The Boards are held to account via the Executive Directors and a process of scrutiny is ensured through monthly performance boards and a robust authorisation process.  

A Great Place to Live and Work

Cardiff really is a city of contrasts. A castle with 1900 years of history stands alongside a modern shopping centre and a spectacular Civic Centre surrounded by acres of parkland.

The Cardiff Bay development has created eight miles of waterfront with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

For those seeking more culture there is easy access to the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff, the Museum of Welsh Life and the Wales Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a mixture of gentle rolling hills, charming towns and villages, and a dramatic natural coastline which includes part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Swansea Gower Peninsula and the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan all nearby, Cardiff really does have it all.

Housing is reasonably priced, and our schools offer a high standard of education and facilities.

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