Vacancy -- Board Member: (Sub Committee Chair with private and/or commercial sector background) - Natural Resources Wales
Function of body
We are looking for a Board member to commence on 1 September 2021. This guidance is for the role of Board Sub Committee Chair, with private and/or commercial sector background.
NRW needs people with ambition and ideas who can commit to attend six Board meetings a year. Board members will also be expected to be members of statutory sub-committees which meet 4-6 times a year. This role has a time commitment of 36 days per year and will be offered as an initial appointment of two, three or four years. The role can be located anywhere in Wales and attracts remuneration of £350 per day plus reasonable expenses.
Welsh language skills
All candidates need to demonstrate the following skills and behaviours:
- Respect for and understanding of the principles of accountability and good governance
- Judgement in complex decision-making
- Ability to interpret and challenge financial reports and wider performance issues
- A focus on our future generations
- A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
In addition, we are looking for people who meet the following skills:
- Experience chairing a committee
- Private sector and/or commercial experience
- Welsh language ability desirable.
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.