Chair - Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

Body: Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Communities
Location: Meetings held in Cardiff and across Wales
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £256 per day. The Chair is also entitled to travel and other reasonable expenses within reasonable limits.
Time Requirements: 1 day per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    17/07/2019 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales was appointed in January 2008 by the then Welsh Government Minister for Social Justice and Local Government following a public recruitment exercise.

The Panel is independent of central and local government and was established on a permanent basis initially to determine the range and levels of allowances payable by county and county borough councils to their councilor’s and co-opted members with voting rights.

The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 provided that there is to continue to be a panel of persons known as the Independent Remuneration Panel and extended its remit to also include community councils, National Park Authorities and fire and rescue authorities. The Panel’s remit was further extended in 2014, the Panel may make recommendations in respect of any proposal to change the salary of the Head of Paid Service (HoPS) and Chief Fire Officers as and when required.

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

All Candidates should show evidence of:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to individuals ranging from members of the public to senior leaders
  • Ability to consider and analyse evidence from a wide range of sources and reach decisions based upon that evidence which are both fair and reasonable
  • Ability to work confidently as both a member of the team and independently as required.
  • An understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of public life (Nolan Principles).
  • Ability to work in a politically neutral way. 


Additional Essential Criteria –

  • Responsibility for ensuring the team, collectively and individually, adhere to the Nolan seven principles of public life
  • Providing vision and strategic leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate, persuade and influence
  • Proven record of delivering against objectives within appropriate timescales.
  • Effective management of meetings


Desirable criteria for the Chair role

  • Ability to understand and speak Welsh
  • Awareness of the role of Councillors and /or the work of local authorities, National Park Authorities or Welsh Fire and Rescue Authorities.
Chair - Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales - Information for Candidiates (Eng)
Chair - Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales - Information for Candidiates (Wel)
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