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Public Health Wales – unpaid work placement opportunities

Organisation
Public Health Wales
Reference
VAC-10223
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Health & Medical
Location
Various – depending on placement opportunity as described in ‘job description’ s
Salary
Unpaid work placements
Expiry Date
27/04/2018
Public Health Wales have some fantastic unpaid work placement opportunities. We are the public health agency in Wales, part of the NHS and protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales

Job Description

 

  • Cardiff & Vale Public Health Team
  • 1000 Lives Improvement (Patient Safety Team)
  • 1000 Lives Improvement (Capacity & Capability Team)
  • 1000 Lives Improvement (Business & Planning Team)
  • Finance
  • Governance

 

Cardiff & Vale Public Health Team

The placement will offer the opportunity to gain insight of working in a public health team, through the development of practical skills as well as gaining theoretical knowledge of public health.

The placement will allow the individual chance to experience partnership working and gain a better understanding of a variety of approaches to improve population health.

It will also offer office based work experience supported by a range of professionals who can provide a wealth of experience on different topics within health promotion.

 

Work placements available: 2

Placements available during: 1 May – 29 June 2018

Length of placements: will consider requests up to 2 weeks

Hours: 08:30-16:30

Location: Global Link, Cardiff Bay

Parking available at office: No

Travel req. during placement: No

The placement will allow the individual chance to experience partnership working and gain a better understanding of a variety of approaches to improve population health.

It will also offer office based work experience supported by a range of professionals who can provide a wealth of experience on different topics within health promotion.

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1000 Lives Improvement - Patient Safety Team

The placement will offer the opportunity to gain an insight of working in our work supporting NHS Wales to achieve further improvements in patient safety and reductions in harm through simple changes in practice.

We support several networks and targeted work programmes, with a focus on reducing harm and improving patient safety. Specific programmes include:

  • Maternity
  • Acute Deterioration (Sepsis)
  • Cancer Networks
  • Nurse Staffing
  • Healthcare Associated Infections
  • Mouth Care
  • Falls Preventions
  • Career opportunities Include:
  • Head of Patient Safety
  • Clinical Lead
  • Programme Lead
  • Service Improvement Manager
  • Project Support Officer

Work placements available: 1

Length of placements: will consider requests up to 2 weeks

Hours: Negotiable

Location: Cardiff/Wrexham

Parking available at office: No

Travel req. during placement: Possible – dependent on placement individuals request

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1000 Lives Improvement - Capacity & Capability Team

The placement will offer the opportunity to gain an insight of working in our 1000 Lives Improvement capacity and capability team who aims to increase quality improvement, and embed a culture of improvement nationwide. We recognise there needs to be national commitment to a coordinated approach.

We research and share local, national and international good practice to support continuous quality improvement across healthcare organisations in NHS Wales. Specific programmes include:

  • Improving Quality Together
  • Local Improvement Hubs
  • MHS Wales Awards
  • Primary Care
  • Making Choices Together
  • Measurement & Analysis
  • Career opportunities Include:
  • Head of Capacity & Capability
  • Clinical Lead
  • Programme Lead
  • Service Improvement Manager
  • Project Support Officer
  •  Improvement Analyst

Work placements available: 1

Placements available during: 1 May – 29 June 2018

Length of placements: will consider requests up to 2 weeks

Hours: Negotiable

Location: Cardiff/Wrexham

Parking available at office: No

Travel req. during placement: Possible – dependent on placement individuals request

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1000 Lives Improvement - Business & Planning Team

The placement will offer the opportunity to gain an insight of working in our 1000 Lives Improvement Business & Planning team.

The Business & Planning team provide strategic and operational support to the wider team. Specific support areas include:

  • Strategy and Planning
  • Business and Finance
  • Admin Support
  • Programme Support (Events)
  • Communications
  • Organisational Development
  • Career opportunities Include:
  •  Head of Business and Planning
  • Clinical Lead
  • Programme Lead
  • Service Improvement Manager
  • Strategy & Planning Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Communications roles
  • Programme Support roles
  • Senior Admin Support Officer

 

Further information about the team

and the work can be found on

our website:

www.1000livesplus.wales.nhs.uk/home

Work placements available: 1

Placements available during: 1 May – 29 June 2018

Length of placements: will consider requests up to 2 weeks

Hours: Negotiable

Location: Cardiff/Wrexham

Parking available at office: No

Travel req. during placement: Possible – dependent on placement individuals request

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Finance Team

The placement will offer the opportunity to gain an insight to the workings of the finance department.

During the placement you will have the opportunity to assist in provision of financial information, adhoc queries and gain experience in the use of financial systems.

Additional time can also be spent with our Strategy, Planning & Performance team.

 

Work placements available: 2

Placements available during: 1 May – 29 June 2018

Length of placements: will consider requests up to 2 weeks

Hours: 9-5

Location: Cardiff City Centre

Parking available at office: No

Travel req. during placement: No

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Governance Team

The placement will offer the opportunity to shadow the Board Secretary and the Governance Directorate. 

You will gain an insight to the team which provides governance advice and support to the whole organization, whilst supporting the Board and its Committees. 

There will be an opportunity to use IT and practice using Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel within an office environment. 

The experience could lead to career pathways in administration, secretarial roles, legal practice, risk management, board/company secretary roles.

 

Work placements available: 1

Placements available during: 1 May – 29 June 2018

Length of placements: will consider requests up to 2 weeks

Hours: Negotiable

Location: Cardiff City Centre

Parking available at office: No

Travel req. during placement: No

 

 

To find out more and to apply please email PHW.WorkPlacements@wales.nhs.uk