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Working for HEIW

Why would you want to work for HEIW?

Here are five of the many great reasons to work for HEIW:

  1. It’s a rewarding job choice with amazing opportunities
    The NHS is not just about doctors and nurses. We are a multi-disciplinary team drawing from across the health and social care professions, finance, digital, programme and project management, communications, marketing, human resources and facilities management. Have a look at the vacancies we currently have advertised. You might be surprised.

  2. We’ll help you achieve your career goal
    It’s in our name – Health Education and Improvement Wales. With an annual personal development review and wide-ranging training / learning and development opportunities, we’ll support your career aspirations.

  3. Want it all? Job satisfaction and work-life balance?
    If over five weeks leave, increasing with service, plus Bank Holidays, weren’t enough you can also purchase extra leave. Our standard working week is 37.5 hours, but these may apply flexibly between 7am and 7pm and we have a huge variety of part-time / sessional options available too. Our fantastic technology allows to work equally efficiently from home and the office.
  4. As an HEIW and NHS Wales employee, your views matter
    We consult our people as part of decision making processes by inviting them to take part in staff surveys, but we also expect you to speak up, give an opinion, apply your knowledge, challenge and innovate every day.
    We actively encourage engagement through regular staff open forums, health and wellbeing networks and an active staff social group. 

  5. It’s great place to be
    You will probably be based in Ty Dysgu, a modern, open plan building with great technology, versatile meeting space, good links the major road network just outside Cardiff and free parking. But, more importantly, because we bring like-minded, professional people together, you’ll always be in good company. There’s a bit of a buzz when you walk in the doors.


You’ll get loads of perks and here are just some of them:

  • a nationally defined salary with incremental pay increases dependent on service
  • 37.5 hour standard working week, but lots of flexibility
  • 28 days holiday that increases with service, plus bank holidays
  • one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK
  • occupational health and counselling services, plus varied and accessible health and wellbeing resources, and eyecare scheme
  • NHS discounts, plus cycle to work scheme.


Our colleagues in social care also have a number of career opportunities available across Wales. Use this link to the We Care Wales website to find out more and see their current vacancies.