Vacancy -- Appointment of Board Members to Social Care Wales Board

Vacancy details

Social Care Wales
The Board will continue to make use of meeting virtually for most Committee meetings and the majority of Board meetings. Meetings in person are held mainly in Cardiff but there will be times when meetings take place across Wales.
£282 per day and members can claim travel and subsistence in accordance with Welsh Government guidance.

Function of body

The Board of Social Care Wales is collectively responsible for making sure that Social Care Wales’s strategic direction is focused on the well-being goals for Wales, the principles of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and the Regulation and Inspection (Wales) Act 2016. The Board is expected to adhere to the Nolan seven principles of public life and show the leadership values of the Welsh Public Service.

The Board, through the Chair, is accountable to the Deputy Minister for Social Services for the performance of the Board and its effective governance by upholding the Welsh public service values and promoting the confidence of the public and partners throughout Wales.

Our Board is made up of a Chair and no more than 14 Members, all of whom are appointed by Welsh Ministers. The Board is made of people who use services, employ care workers, work in education, or are members of the public who want to make a positive difference to care and support in Wales.

All the members need to be committed to making sure that Social Care Wales works well so that people working in social work and social care have the right skills and training. 

Role description

The Board must make sure that the aims and objectives set by the Welsh Ministers are met. The Board must make sure that the organisation is run well and is accountable. 

As a member you will:

  • make sure Social Care Wales is working in line with procedures and policies;
  • make sure Social Care Wales is spending money well and in the right way;
  • listen, ask questions, join in discussions and contribute to ideas on what Social Care Wales will be doing in the future and how this can be done;
  • make decisions as part of the Board and be responsible for these decisions;
  • work with passion and enthusiasm with other Board Members and Social Care Wales staff; and
  • represent Social Care Wales with its customers, other organisations and communities.

Welsh language skills

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing bilingual capabilities in public appointments in Wales, and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh.  The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the recruiting body of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.
Can read some basic words and phrases with understanding
Can write basic messages on everyday topics
Can understand basic conversations about everyday topics
Can hold simple work-related conversations

Person specification

To be a Social Care Wales lay Board Member you must be able to:

  • commit to Social Care Wales for 2 days a month
  • balance competing priorities;
  • Understand current issues relating to social care and early years sectors
  • show passion and commitment to improving social care and early years in Wales;
  • digest and make sense of complex and sometimes conflicting information;
  • make decisions and explain how you have come to that decision;
  • provide constructive challenge and hold officers to account for their actions;
  • work with others in a team, as well as on your own; and
  • have good communication skills in order to participate at meetings and act as an ambassador for Social Care Wales;
  • An understanding and commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly in the context of social care.

Public service values are at the heart of how Social Care Wales operates. As a Social Care Wales Board Member, you will be expected to:

  • work with others to achieve shared objectives;
  • learn from successes and mistakes and use that experience and knowledge to ensure better outcomes;
  • maintain realistic and positive attitudes to challenges, adversity and change and support others to do the same; and
  • communicate openly with people to gain their trust and confidence.

Interview dates

14 February 2022
18 February 2022

Closing date

11/11/2021, 23:55

Additional information


For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Unit

Public Bodies Unit


For further information regarding the role of a Board member for Social Care Wales please contact Llinos Bradbury, Board Secretary, Social Care Wales:

Tel: 029 2078 0540


If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact

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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

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This vacancy is closed to applications.