Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee-Chair-Wales

Body: VAPC
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Defence, Health and Social Care, Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: WALES
Skills required: Change Management, Communication / Media / Marketing, HR, IT / Digital, Major Projects, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The position is an unpaid voluntary appointment, but reasonable travelling and loss of earnings allowances will be paid for up to 15 days per year and limited to £25.77 for under 4 hours per day or £51.54 for over 4 hours per day.
Time Requirements: You will be expected to arrange and attend a minimum of 2 regional Committee Meetings per year and to attend 2 National Chairmen's Conferences per year at various locations. You should also be available to represent the Wales Committee at Armed Forces Covenant meetings throughout the year. However, the veterans’ arena is a huge space and there is always more that can be done; the VAPC role can therefore take as much of your time as you are willing and able to give


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

The Minister for Defence People and Veterans has appointed Ms Beverly Garside as Chair of the Wales Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee. The appointment will be for 3 years and will take effect from 01 April 2021 until 31 March 2024

Date: 23/03/2021

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    WC 25/01/2021-WC 01/02/2021

  • Announcement

    23/03/2021 at 12:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The VAPC Chairperson and members play a central role in promoting the interests and welfare of Veterans and their families. .The committees meet between 2 and 4 times per year and members are expected to be involved in a wide-ranging agenda of issues relating to the functions of the committee set out above.

Suitable candidates for the Chair role may come from a wide range of backgrounds

Person Specification

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • effective leadership and management of meetings and promoting a team approach
  • influencing and negotiating skills of a high level, partnership working and the ability to work in a collaborative way to achieve outcomes
  • the ability to work with military and civil authorities and other major suppliers of direct assistance to Veterans
  • excellent all-round communication skills
  • the ability to consider complex issues
  • the ability to look ahead and work with others to develop practical plans.

Some knowledge of the following areas would be desirable but not essential as training and mentoring will be available:

  • the Government’s commitment to veterans as set out in the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • provision of welfare and support and knowledge of the support environment in Wale.
  • some experience or knowledge of the War Disablement Pension and Armed Forces Compensation schemes in terms of policy impact.
  • a knowledge of service life

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this appointment, please supply the following:

  • CV(maximum two sides A4, minimum font 12) setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
  • short supporting statement in the Expression of Interest form (see below) (maximum two sides A4, minimum font 12) explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria (page 5).  Make sure you refer to the contents of this information pack and provide specific examples which demonstrate proven and demonstrable expertise or ability.  Please ensure your full name and the reference number are clearly stated at the top of your CV and additional papers.
  • Complete the Expression of Interest form including your supporting statement; contact details for two referees and any conflict of interest (see further information below and Annex B) and return by email to: DBSCivPers-
  • Complete and return via email the Diversity Monitoring form, including stating any political activity.
  • References will be taken up if candidates are invited to an interview.  You should ensure that your referees have given their permission for their names to be used.
35315_VAPC_CHAIR_WALES Disable Confident Scheme Declaration
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