Vacancy -- Appointment of a Member - Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
Function of body
The Panel is independent of Welsh Government and local government. It was established on a permanent basis initially to determine the range and levels of allowances payable by county and county borough councils to their councillors and co-opted members with voting rights.
The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 extended the remit and gave the Panel its current statutory status,. Its remit now also includes town and community councils, National Park Authorities and fire and rescue authorities. The Panel’s remit was then further extended in 2014, and the Panel may now also make recommendations in respect of any proposal to change the salary of the Head of Paid Service (HoPS) as and when required.
- Attendance at Panel Meetings to discuss and determine levels of remuneration
- To engage effectively with a wide range of individuals and organisations about remuneration issues.
- To actively contribute to panel discussions, providing constructive challenge where appropriate
- To undertake analysis of information and effective use of evidence to support decisions taken by the Panel
- Contribution to policy development through experience / knowledge of local government or other branches of public service – including the preparation of discussion papers/ report writing
- Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices in undertaking the role of Member.
Welsh language skills
All Candidates should show evidence of:
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to individuals ranging from members of the public to elected representatives and senior leaders.
Ability to consider and analyse evidence from a wide range of sources and reach decisions based upon that evidence which are both fair and reasonable.
Ability to work confidently as both a member of the team and independently as required.
An understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices.
Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of public life (Nolan Principles).
Ability to work in a politically neutral way.
An understanding of the importance of local democracy and public service.
Ability to understand and speak Welsh
Awareness of the role of Councillors and / or the work of local authorities, National Park Authorities and Welsh Fire and Rescue Authorities.
For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:
Public Appointments Team
For further information regarding the role of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales and the role of Member please contact Leighton Jones, Local Government Democracy Division:
Tel: 0300 025 3038
If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Public Appointments Team on email@example.com.
For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments
How to apply
To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button below. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates. This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second document is a full, up to date CV. The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.
In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities. We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years.
It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence. You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go. You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.
If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.
If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Team on PublicAppointments@gov.wales.
This vacancy is closed to applications.