Job Reference: 001-AHP040-0222

Employer: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Department: Physiotherapy
Location: University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Salary: £25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata
Closing Date: 3rd March 2022


WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 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, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

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. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

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

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are seeking to appoint a Health Disability Activity Practitioner to implement and deliver the Health Disability Activity Partnership across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The partnership is a collaboration between the National Health Disability Activity Team, Disability Sport Wales and local health boards, with the aim of promoting improved health and well-being through increased levels of physical activity. It will support health professionals to successfully advise and signpost disabled people to physical activity (including sport) opportunities in the community, including the delivery of the Health Disability Activity Pathway training, and work with local disabled people to identify and improve access to local physical activity opportunities.

This programme will be supported and led nationally by the Health Disability Team Leader and the post holder will be managed within the physiotherapy service in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The post holder will work closely with the health board’s multidisciplinary rehabilitation and health promotion teams, Disability Sport Wales officers and our local community services.

Applicants will have a degree relevant to the role and knowledge of health promotion, Disability Sport Wales and health and social care teams. They will have experience in health promotion type activities, project work and demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience of project management, data collection and audit are desirable.

For further details / informal visits contact:

jacqueline.sharp@wales.nhs.uk 

02921845431



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