Members (x) - Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

Body: Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Regulation
Location: Meetings are virtual and held across Wales
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £198 per full day, £99 per half day (Banding under review).
Time Requirements: 1-2 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    11/10/2021 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Members will:

  • Develop the Policy and Practice and Council Size Methodology for the next Electoral Review Programme, reflecting learning from the previous programme and commissioning research on specific issues.
  • Ensure there is wide ranging consultation with Welsh Government, Principal Councils, Community and Town Councils, and all other stakeholders as part of this.
  • Assess a range of options for the numbers of councillors and the areas they represent, taking  into account the complexities, and often contradictions, of the demography and infrastructure of the area under review and a wide range of opinions from consultation feedback.
  • Act collectively in making draft and final decisions on individual electoral reviews.
  • Work with principal councils to ensure community boundaries and electoral arrangements are regularly reviewed and coordinated with the programme of electoral reviews.
  • Act collectively in making orders on individual community reviews.
  • Be aware, at all times, of the risks, reputational and other, associated with the reviews and the potential consequences for the Commission, its members and Welsh Government.

Person Specification

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:-

  • a reasonable knowledge and understanding of how local government operates in Wales;
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills – be able to engage with a wide range of people on a one to one basis and collectively;
  • the ability to exercise independent judgement – make decisions and explain how you have come to that decision;
  • the ability to identify and formulate solutions using a methodical and analytical approach;
  • the ability to evaluate a wide range of information, including geographical data, and formulate a reasoned conclusion;
  • an understanding of the importance of effective corporate and financial management of an organisation;
  • collective corporate responsibility and an understanding of risk.
  • An understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices.


Welsh Language

Welsh language skills are desirable but not a pre-requisite for appointment. However, all candidates will be expected to display an empathy towards the language.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team, Public Bodies Unit



For information about the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales you may wish to visit the Commission’s web site: Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales or contact the Chief Executive of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, Shereen Williams,

Telephone: 02921 052501,



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