Appointment of a Member - Snowdonia National Park Authority

Body: Snowdonia National Park Authority
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: tbc
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The post of Member will be paid at £3,735 per annum (the remuneration level is reviewed by the Independent Remuneration Panel and is based on an assumption of a minimum 44 days’ work per annum, with additional days regarded as the public service element). Members of Snowdonia National Park Authority are regarded as holders of an office for tax and National Insurance purposes. Fees payable will, as a result, be chargeable to tax under Schedule E of the Taxes Act and subject to Class 1 National Insurance contributions. These liabilities will be deducted via the Snowdonia National Park Authority payroll system and the net fee paid to the office holder. Fees are not subject to VAT.
Time Requirements: Members will be expected to be available to work a minimum of four days per month as members of the Snowdonia National Park Authority, including time needed to prepare for meetings. Meeting are normally held on Wednesdays.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    02/01/2020 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

To make an application please visit the Welsh Government public appointments website here:


To apply for this role, click on and then click on the Appointment of a Member to Snowdonia National Park Authority.  When the appointment is displayed, click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom left hand corner. 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 upload a personal statement and a CV to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.

Personal Statement

The personal statement is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out in the person specification. How you choose to present the information is up to you. However, you should aim to provide detailed examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result. It will also benefit the selection panel if you can be clear which particular evidence you provide relates to which criteria. Providing separate paragraphs in relation to each criterion is common practice.

Please limit your personal statement to two pages. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit.


Please ensure your CV includes brief details of your current and most recent post and the dates you occupied this role. Please identify any past or present Ministerial appointments.


Person Specification

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.  We welcome applications from individuals who have no previous experience of working on public sector board. Individuals are selected on the essential criteria and not as representatives of particular organisations or groups.


To succeed in this role it is important you are able to apply your skills and experience in ways which help deliver the statutory purposes for which the National Parks were designated (see the second paragraph in Annex B).


The National Park Authority will benefit from being able to draw on a wide range of skills and knowledge in its membership and you will need to be able to bring a national perspective to the work of the Park Authority that acknowledges its role and contribution to Welsh aspirations (particularly for the well-being of future generations) whilst recognising the Park’s contribution to everyday environmental, economic, social and cultural life.


It may help if you have experience of public administration at a senior level, running a business, being a trustee or working for a charity or other knowledge in an area of direct relevance to the diverse work of the National Park Authority.


In this current selection round we are particularly interested in individuals who have experience in local government finance or auditing of public bodies but experience in one or more of the following areas will also be advantageous:


  • conservation of the natural, historic, built and/or cultural environment;
  • communications and marketing (in particular digital technology);
  • regulation and governance;
  • tourism, the arts, recreation and sport;
  • working with children and young people;
  • sustainable development;
  • income generation;
  • land use planning and development management;
  • land management and agriculture; and
  • working with communities and community groups.


Essential Criteria


  • The ability to make a strong contribution to the leadership of the National Park Authority or programmes utilising appropriate performance information to drive improvement and delivery;
  • The ability to operate effectively in a strategic or national role which influences and translates policy into practice and provides a direction of travel for the Authority’s executive team;
  • The ability to listen, build and contribute to effective teams and communicate clearly to a range of audiences;
  • The ability to effectively operate in and contribute to a Welsh/bilingual Authority Board and its associated business and organisational environment;
  • An appreciation of the current policy and practice and the business of National Park Authorities;
  • A clear understanding and commitment to the ten principles in The Conduct of Members (Principles) (Wales) Order 2001 (see Annex D);
  • The Authority conducts all its business electronically and members are expected to be sufficiently proficient in IT to manage calendars, email and all agendas and papers via an electronic committee management system;
  • Bring lived experiences reflecting the diversity that is Wales.

Additional Information


For further information regarding the selection process, please contact: 

The Corporate Shared Service Centre

Tel: 0300 025 5454


For further information regarding the role of the Snowdonia National Park Authority and the role of Members please contact:

Geraint Evans, Land, Nature and Forestry Division, Welsh Government

Tel: 0300 062 2097



Judith Orritt (Assistant to the Chair, Chief Executive and Management Team)

Snowdonia National Park Authority

National Park Office,



LL48 6LF

Tel: 01766 772202



If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Corporate Shared Service Centre Helpdesk on 0300 025 5454 or

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