Non-Executive Chair

Welsh Revenue Authority

Cardiff

  • Location

    Cardiff

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary

    3 to 5 days per month at £400 per day

  • Job ref

    GSe30794

  • Expiry date

    18 October 2018

  • Client

    Welsh Revenue Authority

Ref: GSe30794

Wales will soon have its own devolved taxes; Land Transaction Tax (LTT) and Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT). The responsibility for collecting and managing these taxes will fall to the first ever Welsh Revenue Authority; the WRA. Work on establishing the WRA is already underway and moving at pace.

We are looking to recruit a Chair and four Non-Executives who can provide dynamic leadership and strategic direction; initially during the WRA’s establishment and then subsequently as it starts to collect Welsh taxes from April 2018. The Chair and the Board have a critical role to play in ensuring that the WRA has sound foundations to build upon for the future, collecting tax revenue for our vital public services to the highest possible standards of regularity and propriety. The WRA will need to establish itself quickly and with credibility across a diverse range of stakeholders.

We are looking for individuals to bring expertise and experience in the key areas of tax, customer service, digitalisation, data analysis and technology, the public sector, legal, finance, diversity and inclusion and transformational change. The Chair will need to bring Board level leadership experience and a track record of operating as a Non-Executive. All of our Board members will need to bring knowledge of devolution and a wider understanding of the opportunities and challenges that Wales currently faces.

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How to apply

To apply for this role, click on the vacancy, on the public appointment website and click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom left hand corner. 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 your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the person specification. 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. Political activity in itself is no bar to appointment. To allow the panel to explore such activity with the candidates in the context of their ability to perform in the role, you should declare any significant political activity. This information will only be provided to the panel for those applicants selected for interview and if you are successfully appointed to the post, details of your response will be included in the press release announcing your appointment.

If applicants for the chair position would like be considered for a non-executive role also, they should specify this in their personal statement. If then unsuccessful for the chair position, you will also be considered for a non-executive position.

Applicants for the non-executive positions should be aware that they may be selected for the role of deputy chair unless their personal statement specifies that they do not wish to be considered.

For an informal confidential discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson;

Michael Dobson on 020 7426 3968 or Helen Anderson on 0207 426 3977.

Closing date (Chair): Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Closing date (Non-Executive Members): Monday 6 February 2017

 

Contact details
Helen Anderson: 020 7426 3977