Body: Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Science & Technology, Transport
Location: Meetings held in Treforest near Pontypridd, South Wales
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £256 per day plus travel and other expenses within reasonable limits.
Time Requirements: 1 Day Per Month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    01/03/2019 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Function of body

Originally established under the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975, WIDAB advises Ministers and Senior Welsh Government officials on issues relating to the Welsh Economy and assist them in their ambition to promote inclusive growth across Wales.

The Minister for Economy and Transport is seeking to refresh the Board in light of the new Prosperity for All: Economic Action Plan and the fresh challenges that face the Welsh Economy. As a result we are seeking to appoint seven members to assist the newly appointed Chair.

Role description

Members of the Board will be expected to analyse commercial, technical and financial information, and assess the merit of these applications and make recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary.
As Chair of the Board, you will be expected to lead the proceedings of Board meetings and help your fellow Board Members to reach a consensus so that a suitable recommendation can be made to the Cabinet Secretary. You will also be asked to help in the recruitment of the new members of the Board.


Meetings held in Treforest near Pontypridd, South Wales


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.

Essential Criteria

  • Strong understanding of the regional economic opportunities, threats and strengths in the discrete regions of North Wales, Mid and West Wales and South East Wales, whilst appreciating the issues relevant to Wales on a national basis
  • Ability to analyse and assess commercial, technical and financial information (usually written) provided in support of grant applications and describe the main strengths and weaknesses of a case and the conclusions drawn
  • Sound communications skills and confidence in putting forward views based on particular experience
  • Willingness to listen and quickly assess the contributions from Board colleagues and officials.
  • A clear understanding and commitment to equality issues
  • A clear understanding and commitment to Nolan’s ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’.

Desirable Criteria

The Board will also require members with expertise and experience in the following areas;

  • Tourism & Food
  • ICT, FinTech & Digital Services
  • Advance Materials, Manufacturing and cotemporary Construction
  • The environment and low carbon economy

Welsh language skills

The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing bilingual capabilities in public appointments in Wales, and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh.  The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the recruiting body of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.

Additional Information


For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:
Public Appointments Team



For further information regarding the role of the WIDAB and the role of Members please contact Zoe Lewis:

Tel: 03000 615761


WIDAB - Chair - Information for Candidates (E)
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