Members - Careers Choices Gyrfa (CCDG) Trading as Careers Wales

Body: Carreers Choices Gyrfa (CCDG) Trading as Careers Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Education
Location: CCDG meetings, which are held quarterly, will predominantly take place at venues throughout Wales and the expectation is that Board members will engage with their duties on a Pan Wales basis.
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: Board Members of CCDG are not employees of the company or Welsh Government and currently serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity. Travel and subsistence expenses you incur in attending CCDG meetings or on visits on behalf of CCDG will be reimbursed by CCDG itself at the rate currently applying to members of Government Committees. Claims for reimbursement should be made to the CCDG Secretariat. Childcare and other dependent expenses may be paid, on production of receipts, for additional costs incurred as a direct consequence of duties performed in the capacity of your work for CCDG. Chairs of the three committees also receive a daily payment.
Time Requirements: 10 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    09/10/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    03/11/2019 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

A CCDG Board Member will:

  • Play an active role in delivering the CCDG’s remit and ensuring CCDG will achieve maximum impact. This will include sharing their expertise in what works, challenging the status quo and suggesting solutions;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant procurement rules, both in relation to the Welsh Government funding of CCDG (as wholly owned Welsh Government subsidiary and Teckal company) and CCDG expenditure as a contracting authority subject to the procurement rules;
  • Attend Board meetings regularly and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • Be prepared to serve on sub committees;
  • To provide leadership to CCDG management and staff in implementing the Careers Wales Strategic Vision, Changing Lives – A Vision for Careers Wales;
  • Actively provide, and balance, both challenge and support to CCDG management and staff in their work;
  • Represent CCDG at public functions;
  • Promote the profile of CCDG; and
  • Facilitate contact with CCDG’s stakeholders and actively promote equality and diversity with communities and respective stakeholders
  • Understand and subscribe to the commitments of a public role, as defined in Nolan’s Seven Principles of Public Life

Person Specification

CCDG is seeking five new board members (Welsh desirable) with a range of expertise, across a broad range of economic sectors, professions and social groups.

We would also welcome applications from individuals with skills in one the following areas;

  • Legal
  • Education
  • Corporate governance
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Corporate or Business Management
  • Employer representation
  • Entrepreneurship


Essential Criteria

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:

  • An ability to constructively challenge
  • A proven track record in building relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning and work issues at community, local and regional or national levels
  • An understanding of communities in Wales and a commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly explain complex issues, while demonstrating respect for the views of others
    • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness
    • An understanding of public life and the principles of good governance

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be required to expand on how they meet the criteria above using examples and evidence.


Welsh Language

Welsh Language skills are desirable for each of the five posts. Although Welsh language skills are not essential all candidates should demonstrate an awareness of the importance of the Welsh language in a bilingual Wales with an appreciation of the Welsh Government’s policies and strategies for the language.

CCDG currently provides its services bilingually and will play a clear role in the promotion and integration of support and advice regarding the Welsh language and Welsh language skills in its operations and delivery of advisory services.

Additional Information

Contacts:

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

 

Public Appointments, Public Bodies Unit

Tel: 03000 255454

Email: publicappointments@gov.wales

 

For further information regarding the role of the CCDG Board and the role of Members please contact: Emma Hughes, Careers Policy Manager, Careers policy:

 

Tel: 0300 625 640

Email: Emma.Hughes2@gov.wales

 

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Public Appointments Unit on publicappointments@gov.wales.

 

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government online recruitment centre. 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 Unit on 03000 616095 or PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments.

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