Boundary Commission for Wales membersAnnounced
|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.|
An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.
Chloe Smith MP, Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution – “I should like to inform the House that my Rt Hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office (Michael Gove), has made the following appointments under Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 following a competition run in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments:
Huw Vaughan Thomas, appointed as a Member of the Boundary Commission for Wales, effective from 5 October 2020 until 4 October 2025; and
Sam Hartley, appointed as a Member of the Boundary Commission for Wales, effective from 5 October 2020 until 4 October 2025.”
Date: 30/09/2020View Announcement
Closed for Applications
Final Interview Date
Peter Lee Added 15/01/2020
Director, Constitution Group • Departmental Official
Peter Lee was appointed Director of the Cabinet Office’s Constitution Group in September 2017.
Political Activity - Notes Peter has previously spent three years at the Cabinet Office as a Deputy Director in the Economic and Domestic Secretariat. Prior to his appointment to Constitution Group, he spent two years in Defra, firstly as Director of Animal and Plant Health and then as Director for Devolution, Legislation and Governance. He began his Civil Service career in the Department for Transport.
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
Political Activity - Notes Cindy has over 20 years of experience improving access to justice and tackling inequality. She currently has a portfolio career which includes being a Lay Member of the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, a Lay Member of the Press Recognition Panel’s Nominations Committee and appoints judges on behalf of the Judicial Appointments Commission.
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.
Political Activity - Notes -
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.
- 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 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.
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.
How to Apply
In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed
- A Curriculum Vitae with your education, professional qualifications and full employment history
2. An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 A4 pages) – setting out your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential and desirable skills set out in the person specification – please ensure your full name is clearly noted at the top of your letter.
3. Diversity monitoring form (Google) you do not need to have a Google account to complete the form (please see the attached candidate pack for more detail)– any information you provide in Section A will not be used as part of the selection process and will not be seen by the interview panel. The form now includes questions about disability. Information to help answer these questions can be found on the Public Appointments website. If you experience problems accessing the monitoring form please contact Sommer Bristo or Peter Richardson via email@example.com.
Please note due to current circumstances we are unable to accept physical applications.
4. Disability Confident – Offering an interview to disabled people declaration (if applicable)
|2020-03-30 Disability Confident Offering an Interview (1)|
|2020-04-23 - Candidate Pack Welsh (1)|
|2020-04-23 -Candidate Pack English|