Oct 302020

Member - Welsh Government Independent Remuneration Panel

Body: Independent Remuneration Panel
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Location: Meetings held in Cardiff and across Wales - currently these are being undertaken through video-conferencing
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £282 per day
Time Requirements: 1 day per month
Closed for Applications: 25/11/2020 at 16:00

Function of the Body

The Panel is independent of Welsh Government and local government. It was established on a permanent basis initially to determine the range and levels of allowances payable by county and county borough councils to their councillors and co-opted members with voting rights.

The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 extended the remit and gave the Panel its current statutory status,. Its remit now also includes town and community councils, National Park Authorities and fire and rescue authorities. The Panel’s remit was then further extended in 2014, and the Panel may now also make recommendations in respect of any proposal to change the salary of the Head of Paid Service (HoPS) as and when required.

Role Description

  • Attendance at Panel Meetings to discuss and determine levels of remuneration
  • To engage effectively with a wide range of individuals and organisations about remuneration issues.
  • To actively contribute to panel discussions, providing constructive challenge where appropriate
  • To undertake analysis of information and effective use of evidence to support decisions taken by the Panel
  • Contribution to policy development through experience / knowledge of local government or other branches of public service – including the preparation of discussion papers/ report writing
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices in undertaking the role of Member.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

All Candidates should show evidence of:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to individuals ranging from members of the public to elected representatives and senior leaders.
  • Ability to consider and analyse evidence from a wide range of sources and reach decisions based upon that evidence which are both fair and reasonable.
  • Ability to work confidently as both a member of the team and independently as required.
  • An understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of public life (Nolan Principles).
  • Ability to work in a politically neutral way.
  • An understanding of the importance of local democracy and public service.

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to understand and speak Welsh
  • Awareness of the role of Councillors and / or the work of local authorities, National Park Authorities and Welsh Fire and Rescue Authorities.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

Public Appointments Team
Email: [email protected]

For further information regarding the role of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales and the role of Member please contact Leighton Jones, Local Government Democracy Division:

Tel: 0300 025 3038
Email: [email protected]

If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Public Appointments Team on [email protected].

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

How to Apply

For more information or to apply go to www.gov.wales./publicappointments or for queries contact the Shared Service Helpdesk at the Welsh Government by e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: 029 2082 5454.


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