Boundary Commission for Wales members

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Body: Boundary Commission for Wales
Appointing Department: Cabinet Office
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities
Location: Cardiff - Wales
Skills required: Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £505.50 per day.
Time Requirements: This is a part time and ad hoc appointment. It is anticipated that Members will be expected to commit to around 3 to 4 days a year during periods outside of Boundary Reviews, and around 12 to 15 days a year during Boundary Reviews.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    30/03/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    30/04/2020

  • Panel Sift

    15/05/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    23/06/2020

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

  • Peter Lee Added 15/01/2020

    Panel Chair

    Director, Constitution Group • Departmental Official

    Peter Lee was appointed Director of the Cabinet Office’s Constitution Group in September 2017.

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  • Robert McNabb Added 30/03/2020

    Member of Boundary Commission for Wales • Representative of Organisation

    Robert McNabb currently serves as one of two Members of the Boundary Commission for Wales. Robert is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at Cardiff University. He is also a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and of the Higher Education Academy.

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  • Cindy Butts Added 30/03/2020

    Independent Panel Member • Independent Member

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  • Mrs Justice Nerys Jefford Added 30/03/2020

    Deputy Chair of the Boundary Commission for Wales • Representative of Organisation

    Mrs Justice Jefford was appointed as a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2016. and has been a member of the Association of London Welsh Lawyers (ALWL) since its creation. Mrs Justice Nerys Jefford contributed to the ALWL’s response to the Law Commission Report on the Form and Accessibility of the Law in Wales and has spoken on behalf of the ALWL and Lord Edmund Davies Legal Education Trust to sixth formers attending “pathway to law” events at Swansea University.

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Vacancy Description

The Boundary Commission for Wales is an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body funded by the Cabinet Office. The Commission is required to keep the Westminster Parliamentary constituencies in Wales under review.
This is an outstanding opportunity to sit on a high profile commission that plays an important role in shaping electoral boundaries in Wales. As a member, you will review Parliamentary constituencies and reach reasoned conclusions about recommendations on boundaries.  You must be a strong analytical thinker with excellent evaluation and reasoning skills with a commitment to work in an independent and politically neutral manner. You should also understand the different tiers of local and central governments and the services they provide.

It is desirable for candidates to have experience working as, or collaborating with local government, planning or public administration sectors. While fluency in the Welsh language is not a requirement for this post, applicants would be expected to show empathy for the Welsh language and an appreciation of the bilingual communities throughout Wales.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • have the ability to take an independent, evenly balanced view and demonstrate political neutrality.
  • have the ability to analyse and evaluate information effectively and come to a reasoned conclusion.
  • be skilled in communication, and able to present your views in a constructive and impartial manner.
  • have a good knowledge of the different tiers of government in Wales and the services they provide.
  • have a clear understanding and commitment to “the Seven Principles of Public Life”.

Desirable:

  • desirable for candidates to have experience working as, or collaborating with local government, planning or public administration sectors.
  • while fluency in the Welsh language is not a requirement for this post, applicants would be expected to show empathy for the Welsh language and an appreciation of the bilingual communities throughout Wales.

Additional Information

The role of Members will involve:

  • Attending meetings of the Boundary Commission for Wales.
  • Undertaking visits to areas as part of the review process, as required.
  • Formulating proposals according to the remit of the legislation governing the Boundary Commission for Wales.
  • Following the Seven Principles of Public Life set out by the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
  • Complying with the Code of Conduct for Board
  • Members of Public Bodies, and ensure they understand their duties, rights and responsibilities and that they are familiar with the function and role of the Boundary Commission for Wales.
Attachments
2020-03-30 Disability Confident Offering an Interview (1)
2020-04-23 - Candidate Pack Welsh (1)
2020-04-23 -Candidate Pack English
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