Member - Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Announced
Body: Welsh Government
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: The Authority’s meetings are usually held in the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s main office in Brecon, but are sometimes held elsewhere in the Park.
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Members of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority receive a basic salary of £3,735 per annum (the remuneration level is reviewed by the Independent Remuneration Panel and is based on an assumption of 44 days’ work per annum, with additional days regarded as the public service element). The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Authority and the two committee chairs receive an additional Senior Salary. Members of Brecon Beacons 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 Brecon Beacons National Park Authority payroll system and the net fee paid to the office holder. Fees are not subject to VAT. Travel and other reasonable expenses that might be incurred in carrying out work on behalf of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority can be claimed from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority within the recognised limits. Some journeys may be liable for tax. You may also be eligible to claim reimbursement for costs in relation to child care/care of the elderly/assistant carer, whilst carrying out work on behalf of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. If you would like further information about whether you would be eligible for care allowances, please contact Brecon Beacons National Park Authority:
Time Requirements: Members will be expected to be available to work a minimum of four days per month as members of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. Successful candidates are required to attend the necessary induction training and, as appropriate, attend a minimum of 6 development sessions throughout the term of their appointment. Members will have the opportunity to sit on informal working groups with officers, and may become member Champions for specific areas of work.

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn MS has agreed to appoint Elizabeth Davies as a new member of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, from 1 April 2020 for a period of four years.

Date: 14/04/2020

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    05/12/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    02/01/2020 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift

    17/01/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    14/02/2020

  • Announcement

    14/04/2020 at 10:00

Vacancy Description

To make an application please visit the Welsh Government public appointment website here: https://gov.wales/publicappointments.

To apply for this role, click on https://gov.wales/publicappointments and then click on the Appointment of a Member to Brecon Beacons 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 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. 

CV

Please ensure your CV includes brief details of your current or 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 boards. Individuals are selected based 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 wide experience and skills in chairing, business, finance, strategic partnerships, communications and governance 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 public affairs (in particular digital technology);
  • regulation and governance;
  • the arts;
  • recreation and sport;
  • renewable energy;
  • education;
  • sustainable development;
  • business sector;
  • agriculture;
  • 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 provided to drive improvement and delivery;
  • The ability to operate effectively in a strategic or national role which influences and translates policy into practice;
  • The ability to build and contribute to effective teams and communicate clearly to a diverse range of audiences as an ambassador for the Authority;
  • 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

Julia Gruffydd, Democratic Services Manager, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Tel:  01874 620400 or julia.gruffydd@beacons-npa.gov.uk.

 

How to Apply

To make an application please visit the Welsh Government public appointment website here: https://gov.wales/publicappointments.
To apply for this role, click on https://gov.wales/publicappointments and then click on the Appointment of a Member to Brecon Beacons 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.
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