Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Board

Body: Welsh Government
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Board meetings are usually held in Aberystwyth
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: 12 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    29/11/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    05/01/2020 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift

    02/02/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    17/02/2020

  • Announcement

    24/02/2020 at 12:00

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The HCC Board provides leadership and governance to HCC and performs the important role of scrutinising all of HCC’s investments and activities. It also shapes its future goals. Board Members have individual and collective responsibility to the Welsh Government through the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.

The HCC Chair is primarily responsible for leading the Board of non-executive Directors in ensuring the effectiveness of HCC whilst the Chief Executive has responsibility as Accounting Officer for the operation of HCC.  As a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, HCC is required to comply with the provisions of Managing Welsh Public Money.

The key responsibilities of the Board will be to:

  • Support the delivery the key recommendations from the independent review of HCC published October 2016.
  • Support the delivery of the ‘Vision 2025 – Vision and Strategic Direction for the Welsh Red Meat Sector to 2025’.
  • Attend Sub-Committees of the Board as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the development of the HCC Corporate Plan and the HCC Operational Plan through the Board.
  • Ensure systems are in place to monitor the effectiveness of HCC and that Board Members have accurate, timely and clear information on the company’s performance.
  • Maintain sound corporate governance and ensure all activities are discharged with probity and propriety as required of an organisation expending public monies.
  • Communicate and attend meetings where appropriate with stakeholders and the Welsh Government.
  • Play a key role in promoting the views of HCC to the general public.

 

 

Person Specification

Person Specification
To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment:

 Essential Criteria

 Appreciation of the agriculture and wider food industry needs

  • Be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the issues facing the industry and Welsh Red Meat Levy Payers.

Experience of Strategic Development

  • Creative thinking and strategy development; and
  • Analytical ability and effective decision making.

Experience of Corporate Governance

  • Monitoring the effectiveness of activities and ensuring the collation of accurate, timely and clear information on performance; and
  • Discharging activities with probity and propriety.

Communication Skills

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to promote the views of HCC and the industry to media, Government and stakeholders; and
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to develop sound relationships with stakeholders and others.

Equality

  • Facilitate contact with HCC’s stakeholders and actively promote equality and diversity with communities and respective stakeholders.

Experience and Knowledge: Specialist Criteria

To ensure a cross section of skills on the HCC Board, the Welsh Government will prioritise the appointments across the following specific areas.

  • Marketing (consumer/ trade)
  • Finance and audit
  • Red meat levy payers (Primary producers and processing)
  • Legal and governance
  • Academia

In addition to the specialist skills, it is desirable that Board Members would have the following skills:

  • A solid understanding of the necessity of equality and diversity.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both Welsh and English.
  • Experience in being interviewed by the media.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly explain complex issues, whilst demonstrating respect for the views of others.
  • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness.
  • An understanding of public life and the principles of good governance.

Welsh Language

Welsh language skills are desirable for 3 Board Members.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

The Corporate Shared Service Centre

Tel: 03000 255454

Email: publicappointments@gov.wales

For further information regarding the role of Hybu Cig Cymru and the role of board members, please contact:

Maria Richards

Tel: 03000 255002

Email: Maria.Richards@gov.wales

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact 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 below. 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 Team on  PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

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

Attachments
HCC - Members - Information pack for applicants (English) - FINAL
HCC - Information for Candidates - Members (Welsh) -FINAL
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