Part-Time Chair, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION FOR WALES
Appointment of Chair (NICfW)
Remuneration: £400 per day
Time commitment: 5 days per month
The Welsh Government has established a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NICfW) to support independent, better informed advice on a longer-term strategy of infrastructure investment, which enshrines the principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
The NICfW is a non-statutory, advisory body. Its remit is to focus on the economic and environmental infrastructure needs of Wales over 5 – 30 years. The Commission will also consider the interactions of these needs with ‘social infrastructure’; such as schools, hospitals and housing. However, the NICfW is not expected to consider and advise on social infrastructure needs in detail.
The advice provided by the NICfW will be strategic and forward looking in nature. Advice on existing or upcoming infrastructure schemes will not be part of the Commission’s remit.
The Chair of NICfW will have a unique opportunity to look at Wales’ long-term economic and environmental infrastructure needs, shaping future infrastructure networks by making formal recommendations to the Welsh Government on strategic linkages, dependencies and priorities, including the relationships with social infrastructure such as housing. The Chair will finesse NICfW’s role and build consensus with industry and other stakeholders.
The Chair will be a leading thinker and an independent voice on infrastructure, working with a diverse group of Commissioners. The Chair will have a prominent public profile, presenting NICfW’s recommendations in public and to the National Assembly for Wales, and testing the delivery of NICfW recommendations which are accepted by the Welsh Government.
Appointment of the preferred candidate for Chair is subject to a Pre-Appointment Hearing with the National Assembly for Wales’ Economy, Infrastructure & Skills Committee.
The appointed Chair will be expected to be a member of the recruitment panel for the Commissioner appointments.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 25 February 2018. Application forms received after this date will not be considered. It is expected to hold interviews during 23/24 April 2018.