Non-Executive Members - Welsh Revenue Authority

Body: Welsh Revenue Authority
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Regulation
Location: Board meetings and briefings will generally be held at the WRA’s main office in South East Wales, with some travel to other nearby locations required on occasion. We can provide support to attend meetings virtually, and work around existing commitments where possible, however you should be comfortable with travelling to the WRA’s headquarters for most meetings.
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Change Management, Legal / Judicial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: A daily rate of £300, pro rata. Costs of travel from your home location (within the UK) can be reclaimed, as well as other reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out work for the WRA, set out in the WRA’s Fee Paid Policy. You may also be eligible to claim reimbursement for costs while carrying out work on behalf of the WRA, for example costs relating to care of dependents. All Non-Executive Members are regarded as a ‘holder of an office’ for tax and national insurance purposes. Fees payable will, as a result, be chargeable to tax under Schedule E of the Taxes Act and subject to Class 1 National Insurance contributions. These liabilities will be deducted via the Welsh Government payroll and the net fee then paid. Fees are not subject to VAT.
Time Requirements: 2-3 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Date: 14/12/2021

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    01/08/2021 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Our Board is accountable for appropriate discharge of the tax functions delegated to the WRA. It provides assurance that the WRA has appropriate governance arrangements in place and is suitably managed and resourced to exercise the duties that flow from the tax functions.

Our Board provides strategic direction to the organisation and supports the Chief Executive/Accounting Officer in executing their role.

Members are accountable to the Senedd and Welsh Ministers and whilst the Board delegates functions to staff of WRA, as specified in the schedule of internal delegations, it remains accountable for the exercise of those functions.

Our ways of working

Our Board is composed of both Executive Members, Non-Executive Members and a Staff Elected Member. Collectively they oversee the organisation’s work, providing a healthy balance of challenge and support to the organisation. As a leadership group, they’re also influential in guiding the culture and ways of working we want in our organisation, such as innovation, collaboration, and kindness.

Role Description

As a member of the WRA Board, your role will be to:

  • provide strategic leadership, vision and direction
  • support the Chair and the Chief Executive/Accounting Officer to scrutinise robustly and seek assurance that organisational objectives are met
  • support and challenge the senior team
  • provide support during difficult times of organisational change
  • be open and honest about risks and issues
  • promote a positive culture in and outside of the Boardroom
  • work collectively and in partnership with Welsh Government and other stakeholders
  • appreciate the status of the organisation as a non-Ministerial government department

Person Specification

We’re looking to appoint up to three new Board Members, who can come from a broad range of working and/or voluntary backgrounds in terms of experience.

While there is currently a requirement for at least one of the new Board Members to hav

  • finance and audit
  • data
  • working with or in a digital organisation
  • strategy and strategic thinking
  • diversity and inclusion
  • designing and/or delivering public services
  • corporate or business management


We also welcome applications from individuals with other relevant backgrounds and experiences that will help us to learn and grow.


Essential criteria

You do not need to have been on a Board before to successfully apply for our roles. The criteria below are the values, skills and behaviours, and experience that we need to best operate as a Board:


Personal values

  • the highest standards of personal integrity
  • a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


Skills & behaviours

  • an ability to apply your own experience and views to help support the development of the WRA
  • an ability to analyse and interpret financial and management information to identify and focus on key issues
  • an ability to challenge constructively, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • an ability to develop and nurture positive working relationships
  • a desire to help develop public services which Wales can be proud of, and a knowledge of issues that affect Wales



One of the following:

  • experience of good governance in government or similar organisations, including risk management or audit and assurance processes, or
  • ability to quickly gain this understanding, with our support.

Additional Information

Interview and assessment

Candidates successful at sift will be invited for an interview and assessment.

The assessment will focus on the skills and behaviours required for the role and will replicate a discussion with WRA Board members or staff. Full information will be provided in advance to those invited to interview.

Each interview will involve the panel asking questions about your skills and experience, which can be in previous or current employment, or voluntary work, as well as your strengths and preferred ways of working. The questions will assess whether you meet the published essential criteria for this role.



We welcome informal discussions about the WRA role and the Board to help you decide if this is for you. If you would like more information about the role please email and someone will arrange for you to speak to an executive member of the Board.


For further information regarding the selection process, or for further assistance in applying for this role, please contact:


Public Appointments, Public Bodies Unit



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If you are not completely satisfied

Welsh Government will aim to process all applications as quickly as possible and to treat all applicants with courtesy. If you have any complaints about the way your application has been handled, please contact the Public Appointments Team on

How to Apply

To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button on the Welsh Government online recruitment centre. 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:

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