Appointment of Board Members to Social Care Wales

Body: Social Care Wales Board.
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: 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
Skills required: Communication / Media / Marketing, HR, IT / Digital
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £282 per day and members can claim travel and subsistence in accordance with Welsh Government guidance.
Time Requirements: 24 days per year / 2 days per month (this includes Board, Committee and stakeholder meetings).

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy 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.

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.

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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