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Lay hospital managers job description

  • Role: Lay Member – Power of Discharge Sub-Committee
  • Location: Within or surrounding area of Hywel Dda UHB or remotely via MS teams
  • Employment status: Honorary appointment – sessional fee
  • Hours:  Sessional by invitation
  • Terms: Renewable following joint review
  • Remuneration: Remuneration fee, plus travel and subsistence expenses

Organisational arrangements

Accountable to: Chair, Power of Discharge Sub-Committee

Time commitment: Approximately two sessions per month, attendance at three Sub-Committee meetings and any additional requisite training


Mental Health Act Hospital Managers’ Power of Discharge Sub-Committee



  • Good general standard

Assessment method - CV and certificate check




  • Working well with others
    • General life experience that will contribute to the role.

Ability to demonstrate

  • fairness, reason and an understanding of lawfulness;
  • understanding of equality and diversity issues
  • an understanding of human rights issues;
  • in an objective and non-judgemental manner, a sensitive and positive attitude to the needs of people with mental health problems.

Assessment method - CV and interview




  • Ability to scrutinise, interpret and appropriately challenge complex information presented both orally and in written report format.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to write clear and concise records.
  • Demonstrate total commitment to confidentiality and set guidelines.
  • Computer skills


  • Welsh speaker
  • Access to wi-fi in a private area

Assessment method - CV and interview


Special knowledge


  • Demonstrate some knowledge and awareness of legislation associated with the MHA 1983.


  • Knowledge of Mental Health (Wales) Measure

Assessment method - CV and interview


Personal qualities


  • To live within the remit of the area served by Hywel Dda UHB.
  • Be able to commit time to participate in a minimum number of review hearings.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to various mental health sites in the Hywel Dda UHB area.


  • Attend all training days and appraisal reviews.

Assessment method - CV and interview

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