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Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Hywel Dda University Health Board
Employer type
Priory Day Hospital, Glagwili General Hospital
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum
Salary period
22/08/2022 23:59

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Service Lead Podiatry and Orthotics

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Our Hywel Dda values reflect who we are and how we behave. We continuously work together to be the best we can be as we strive to develop and deliver excellent services, putting people at the heart of everything we do. Throughout our recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you would demonstrate these values in the way that you work with us.

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Job overview

The post holder will have locality managerial responsibility for the  Carmarthenshire geographical Podiatry/Orthotics division. They will support the Head of Podiatry and work collaboratively with other practitioners/ partners across Hywel Dda in the development of services that are high quality, effective and patient focused. 



Main duties of the job

The post holder will also directly operationally manage the core High Risk Podiatry service across Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB). Operational management responsibility includes High Risk podiatry services delivered across the pathway from primary to secondary care. They will provide expert podiatry clinical leadership within a highly specialised area of Podiatry across HDUHB. They will develop, plan and co-ordinate service provision within this specialist area across a variety of settings. 

Hywel Dda Podiatry service has a proven track record in developing and supporting staff in innovative practice. There is a strong culture of improvement and learning with staff encouraged to extend the boundaries of current practice.



Working for our organisation

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences.  In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 30/08/2022.  

Person specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Degree or equivalent in Podiatry
  • Professional registration as recognised by HCPC
  • Postgraduate specialist training
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Knowledge of audit and research and its application to podiatry
  • Knowledge of the principles and requirements of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of the impact of local policies and protocols e.g. Health & Safety
  • Knowledge of professional standards and codes of conduct and their practical application
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical Education Training Course
  • Member of the College of Podiatry
  • Evidence of leadership courses or qualifications
  • Evidence of higher level of practice development within specialist area


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of team management
  • Broad-based experience post qualification and significant experience in associated speciality relevant to post
  • Managing a highly specialised complex caseload using refined complex clinical reasoning and decision making
  • Highly specialist knowledge and interpretation of theoretical and practical application within area.
  • Negotiation and participation in service development within a clinical governance framework and utilising local, national and professional standards.
  • Negotiation of multidisciplinary, agency working arrangements.
  • Knowledge of services in area
  • Understanding of the working arrangements and principles of practice of other professional groups
  • Experience in management of a service area and staff
  • Experience in staff development through mentorship and clinical supervision
  • Demonstrable success in building, leading, motivating, managing and developing teams
  • Experience in staff recruitment
  • Experience of service evaluation
  • Understands and acknowledges the principles of motivation in engaging individuals to achieve
  • Demonstration of evidence based practice and awareness of latest clinical research and developments
  • Have completed or commitment to complete the competency framework in HDHB in radiology
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of service development across professional boundaries
  • Experience in undertaking risk assessments
  • Experience of health promotion and preventative developments within service
  • Experience of referring for and analysing the results of clinical investigations where appropriate
  • Experience in undertaking injection therapy where appropriate
  • Teaching & educational assessment experience
  • Practical experience of presentations to large groups or at conferences
  • Experience of service planning including workforce, succession planning and change management
  • Experience of collaborative working and joint planning across multi-disciplinary and multi-agency boundaries
  • People management experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.CymraegAge positiveDisability confident employerCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldCarer confident logo, the employers for carers confident schemeCarer Confident -AccomplishedStonewall Silver 2022

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mike Mulroy
Job title
Head of Podiatry
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Telephone number
07811 348077
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