Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority - Appointment of Member (Welsh Essential)

Announced
Body: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Meeting are normally held on Wednesdays at Pembrokeshire Coast National Authority's offices.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The post of Member will be paid at £3,675 per annum (the remuneration level is reviewed by the Independent Remuneration Panel). Members of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority are regarded as holders 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 Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority payroll system and the net fee paid to the office holder. Fees are not subject to VAT. Travel and other reasonable expenses that might be incurred in carrying out work on behalf of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority can be claimed from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority within the recognised limits. You will also be eligible to claim reimbursement for costs in relation to child care/care of the elderly/assistant carer, whilst carrying out work on behalf of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
Time Requirements: Members will be expected to be available to work a minimum of four days per month as members of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, including time needed to prepare for meetings

Announcement

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

Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, has announced 3 new appointments to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and 2 reappointments to the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

Date: 31/07/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    17/01/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    07/02/2019 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift

    28/02/2019

  • Final Interview Date

    29/03/2019

  • Announcement

    31/07/2019 at 17:00

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

National Park Authority members are responsible, individually and collectively, to the Welsh Government for providing effective leadership for the National Park Authority, for setting its policy and for ensuring that it meets its objectives within the statutory, policy and financial framework laid down for it. Members have a duty to act at all times within the law, in good faith and in the best interests of the National Park, and to be scrupulous in ensuring that their public position is at no time compromised in favour of private interests, or gives rise to suspicion that this has been done.

Key tasks include:

Leading the National Park Authority, in particular in defining and developing its strategic direction and in setting challenging objectives;
Ensuring that the National Park Authority’s activities are conducted and promoted in as efficient and effective a manner as possible;
Ensuring that strategies are developed for meeting the National Park Authority’s overall purposes and duties, in accordance with the policies and priorities established by the Welsh Government;
Monitoring the National Park Authority’s performance to ensure that it fully meets its aims, objectives and performance targets;
Ensuring that the National Park Authority’s control, regulation and monitoring of its activities, as well as those of any other bodies which it may sponsor or support, ensure value for money within a framework of best practice, regularity and propriety and to participate in the corporate planning process;
Promoting the Welsh Government’s sustainable development, equality and social inclusion objectives.

Person Specification

Individuals are selected on their personal qualities and experience and not as representatives of particular organisations or groups. To succeed in this role it is important that you can apply your skills and experience in ways which help deliver the statutory purposes for which the National Parks were designated.

The National Park Authority will benefit from being able to draw on a wide range of skills and knowledge in its membership. We are particularly interested in individuals who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

engaging with young people;
working with communities, community groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds
land-use planning;
looking after the historic, built and cultural environment;
landscape and design;
the arts;
renewable energy; and
agriculture.

In your application, please try and show that you have the following qualities, skills or experience:

the ability to bring a national perspective to the work of the Park;
an understanding of National Parks, and what issues impact on their work nationally and on the communities within National Parks;
experience of working with other leading organisations and evidence of developing and scrutinising plans and improving performance;
working in a team;
involvement with a wide range of groups and individuals, learning about their needs/views;
the ability to speak Welsh is essential for one appointment and desirable for two appointments.
The Welsh language essential appointee would be expected to be able to contribute to the Park’s work through the medium of Welsh.

We welcome applications from individuals who have no previous experience of working on public sector boards.

The successful candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of, and commit to Nolan’s “Seven Principles of Public Life” and The Conduct of Members (Principles) (Wales) Order 2001.

Additional Information

Eligibility

Persons who have previously served on a National Park Authority are eligible to apply. This includes past or current Members who have served, or will have served, a ten year term.

Applicants should be persons who conduct themselves at all times in a manner which will maintain public confidence.

The Environment Act 1995 (Schedule 7, paragraph 7) sets out the circumstances in which someone is disqualified from being a member of a Park Authority. This applies to existing members and to those who are considering membership.

Essentially, if you are employed directly by a constituent local authority which nominates members to a National Park Authority, or if you hold any politically restricted post in any local authority in Great Britain you are ineligible to apply.

Applicants should also note that being a member of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is a disqualifying post for membership of the National Assembly for Wales under the National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) order 2015. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1536/contents/made

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 Bodies Unit on PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

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

Attachments
PCNPA Information Pack for Applicants (W)
PCNPA Information Pack for Applicants (E)
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