Regulatory Board for Wales - Appointment of Independent Member (RBW)

Body: Welsh Government
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Regulation
Location: RBW meetings are held in various venues across Wales, usually the offices of housing associations
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Member will be paid at £198 per day. The Independent Member of the RBW is 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 system and the net fee paid to the office holder. Fees are not subject to VAT.
Time Requirements: 8 days per year


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

Jane Mudd and Kevin Lawrence appointed as members by the Minister for Housing & Rengeneration

Date: 13/09/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    31/01/2018 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    13/09/2018 at 17:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Independent Board Member will;


  • contribute to the work of the Board by regular attendance, proper preparation and informed contributions.
  • assist the Chair in securing consensus in the Board’s deliberations
  • meet high standards of probity and governance.
  • attend other relevant meetings as requested
  • actively contribute to the work of the RBW, including involvement in thematic reviews.


The independent member will be appointed for a period of up to three years.All members will be able to offer an authoritative view of the regulatory regime founded on their personal expertise, and will be expected to support the operation of the RBW through the provision of relevant sector information and intelligence, and :


(a)  offer their view on issues relating to the role of the RBW falling within their remit;

(b)  contribute to discussions on issues requested by the Minister, or are agreed with the Minister, in relation to the Terms of Reference set out below


Board members will be entitled to remuneration based on agreed levels approved by the Welsh Government. In addition, appropriate expenses will be paid.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Analysis and interpretation

–       the ability to analyse and interpret complex data to monitor performance levels and against agreed objectives.

Communication and influencing skills

–       an ability to offer constructive challenge;

–       a collaborative approach to the work of the Board;

–       good listening skills and solid, well-developed instincts;

Advice and Guidance

–       The ability to contribute to workable recommendations;

High standards of corporate and personal conduct

–      a strong commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of public service values.

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.


A background in one or more of the following areas would be helpful, although not essential:

–           housing provision;

–           housing policy;

–           Lending

–           compliance and regulation

–           first hand experience of being the tenant of a registered social landlord.

  • knowledge of housing provision, housing policy or housing Finance and an understanding of regulation and the non profit housing association sector
  • ability to monitor, report and advise on the performance of Housing Associations in Wales and how the Welsh Government regulatory function can be improved.
  • an understanding of the political and policy framework and the ability to frame policy advice and guidance to Ministers and civil servants

Welsh language – The ability to speak Welsh is desirable rather than essential.

How to Apply

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 Corporate Shared Service Centre Helpdesk on 03000 255454 or

For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit

RBW Information for Candidates - English
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