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Associate Medical Director Mental Health

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee which works on behalf the 7 Health Boards in Wales to commission specialised and highly specialised services are now looking to recruit an Associate Medical Director in Mental Health.

This post offers the opportunity to work at a senior level on an all Wales basis and would suit consultants in Mental Health or Learning Disability or qualified GPs with experience in the mental health sector who are keen to develop their leadership skills. The post will be high profile and challenging; successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate integrity, resilience and an ability to quickly establish professional credibility. In addition they will need to be strong team players, be able to assimilate and present complex information have excellent communication and influencing skills.

Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide expert medical advice and leadership to support and inform an evidence-based approach within ethical frameworks for providing and developing high quality equitable services.

A key function of the AMD role will be to provide clinical leadership and advice to the Programme Team for Mental Health Services. This role will include attendance at the monthly Programme Team meetings as well as all relevant local and national meetings and groups that require clinical membership. The post holder will work closely with the Planning Manager for the relevant programme team to agree priorities and actions and to provide clinical input where necessary to support delivery.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:? We listen, learn and improve? We treat everyone with respect? We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification

  • Qualified Medical professional


  • Unblemished registration with GMC


  • Must be or have been a practising GP or worked at Medical Consultant level


  • Clinical Governance systems including quality improvement and quality assurance


  • Medical Management and Leadership


  • Ability to think and act strategically and to articulate a clear sense of direction and vision to a wide audience


  • Demonstrable leadership and ambassadorial skills with an ability to demonstrate a flexible leadership style.


  • Ability to speak Welsh 

BMJ Ref: BMJ-109315/110-MD906-0123




Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) provides primary, community, hospital and mental health services to the 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Providing great health care to our community is our number one priority.

CTMUHB is one of the largest Health Boards in Wales, with three district general hospital sites, and was formed in 2019. We are ideally situated between Wales’ capital city Cardiff to the south, the coastal town of Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north where you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and woodlands. We operate within a vibrant community, rich with history and heritage. You can also explore other parts of Wales. Our central location makes us the perfect starting point and we’re within easy reach of vibrant cities including Swansea and Bristol, as well as Cardiff.

If you come to work in Cwm Taf Morgannwg you will be guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome, opportunities for professional development and a clinical environment that innovates to improve. With almost 12,000 staff our workforce is the lifeblood not only of the University Health Board, but also many of the communities that we serve. We take our staff wellbeing seriously and have dedicated wellbeing rooms and mindfulness sessions. Our Health Board is committed to building a culture it feels proud of, with recognisable values at its core that can be felt and understood by every person who comes into contact with them.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to work in our organisation but we will give you the opportunity to learn. We take staff development seriously and encourage everyone to flourish and progress during their time with us.

For those of you with a young family childcare is available on all three acute hospital sites. There are excellent schools and affordable housing both within and just outside the Health Board.

Whether its paddle boarding, caving, outdoor swimming or singing in a male voice choir- Cwm Taf Morgannwg will provide a fantastic work-life balance for everyone.

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