Welsh_Govt_logoNatural Resources Wales is looking to appoint a Chair, saying: “The Welsh Government is seeking a Chair for the Board of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) – could you be the person we are looking for? Are you someone who cares about Wales – its environment, economy, people, culture and future? Are you an extraordinary leader? 

“The natural resources we have in Wales – are a major driver in our economy. If you believe you possess the passion, drive and ambition to lead an organisation which is responsible for sustainably managing, maintaining and using Wales’ natural resources, then this role might well be for you.

“As a leader, you should be able to build relationships and to negotiate, persuade and influence. You should also be commercially, financially and politically astute. You should provide evidence of experience of working on a board or within any equivalent, complex organisation – not necessarily from within the environment sector.

“The Welsh Government welcomes applications from people within under-represented groups to make sure everyone has an equal chance of applying for this role. We ensure that no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, or pregnancy and maternity. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit.

“Welsh language skills are desirable. However, all candidates will be expected to display an awareness of the linguistic profile of Wales and support compliance with the forthcoming Welsh Language Standards.”

About Natural Resources Wales

  • NRW was established on 1 April 2012. It has a key role in many aspects of the lives of people in Wales through its regulatory and operational work, as well as providing essential advice and guidance to the Welsh Government.
  • NRW is led by a Board which provides effective leadership, defining and developing strategic direction and setting challenging objectives. The Board also promotes high standards of public finance upholding the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money. It ensures that NRW’s activities are conducted efficiently and effectively monitoring NRW’s performance to ensure that it fully meets its aims, objectives and performance targets. Currently, the Board consists of a Chair and nine members including the Chief Executive. The Chair is accountable to the Minister for Natural Resources.
  • This appointment is regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and the appointments are made taking account of the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies.
  • For further details and to apply go to www.gov.wales/publicappointments or for queries contact the HR Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or email [email protected]. If you are interested and would like to find out more about Natural Resources Wales you can find more information on the website www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is 1 April 2015.

A maximum of 60 days per year – £28k per annum plus reasonable expenses, Flexible location within Wales