Oct 292020
 

3 Board Members - Careers Wales

Body: CAREER CHOICES DEWIS GYRFA (CCDG) Trading as Careers Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Education
Location: CCDG meetings, which are held quarterly, will predominantly take place at venues throughout Wales and the expectation is that Board members will engage with their duties on a Pan Wales basis. As part of a reasonable adjustment, consideration will be given to requests for members wishing to contribute remotely.
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Legal / Judicial
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: No
Time Requirements: You will be expected to commit a minimum of eight days per year, plus two development days.
Closed for Applications: 07/12/2020 at 16:00

Vacancy Description

A CCDG Board Member will:

  • Play an active role in delivering the CCDG’s remit and ensuring CCDG will achieve maximum impact. This will include sharing their expertise and lived experience in what works, challenging the status quo and suggesting solutions;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant procurement rules, both in relation to the Welsh Government funding of CCDG (as wholly owned Welsh Government subsidiary and Teckal company) and CCDG expenditure as a contracting authority subject to the procurement rules.
  • Attend Board meetings regularly and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • Be prepared to serve on sub committees;
  • To provide leadership to CCDG management and staff in producing and implementing a new five year Strategic Vision for Careers Wales;
  • Actively provide, and balance, both challenge and support to CCDG management and staff in their work;
  • Represent CCDG at public functions; (if formal interview or statement they would need to liaise with our marketing department first)
  • Promote the profile of CCDG; and
  • Facilitate contact with CCDG’s stakeholders and actively promote equality and diversity with communities and respective stakeholders
  • Understand and subscribe to the commitments of a public role, as defined in Nolan’s Seven Principles of Public Life

Person Specification

CCDG is seeking three new board members (Welsh desirable) with a range of expertise, across a broad range of economic sectors, professions and social groups.

We would also welcome applications from individuals with skills in the following areas;

  • Accountant/Finance background
  • Risk Management
  • Education
  • Legal Services
  • Business (Private Industry)
  • Law
  • Estates Management

Essential Criteria

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:

  • An ability to constructively challenge
  • A proven track record in building relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning and work issues at community, local and regional or national levels
  • A commitment to promoting equality and diversity
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly explain complex issues, while demonstrating respect for the views of others
  • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be required to expand on how they meet the criteria above using examples and evidence.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments, Public Bodies Unit
Tel: 03000 255454
Email: publicappointments@gov.wales

For further information regarding the role of the CCDG Board and the role of Members please contact: Tylee Perry, Careers Policy Manager, Careers policy:

Tel: 0300 062 5260
Email: tylee.perry@gov.wales

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact publicappointments@gov.wales.

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

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: PublicAppointments@gov.wales.

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

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