Part-Time Commissioners, National Infrastructure Commission for Wales
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION FOR WALES
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time commitment: 2 days per month
Number of Appointments: 9 -11
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 Commissioners of NICfW will have a unique opportunity to look at Wales’ long-term economic and environment infrastructure needs, shaping future infrastructure networks by having a strong influence on recommendations to the Welsh Government on strategic linkages, dependencies and priorities, including the relationships with social infrastructure such as housing. Commissioners will help finesse NICfW’s role and build consensus with industry and other stakeholders.
Commissioners will be leaders in their field, with senior level experience in a specific economic or environment infrastructure sector (such as energy, transport, waste, flood, digital communications) or a related field (such as economics, planning, regulation, project/infrastructure finance, design, engineering, systems architecture and analysis, technology and innovation)
The closing date for receipt of applications is 25 February 2018. Application forms received after this date will not be considered.
The appointed Chair of the NICfW will be a panel member for the Commissioner appointments. The Chair is expected to be appointed by June 2018. Applications for the Commissioners will be considered thereafter. It is expected to hold interviews during June/July 2018. The Welsh Government will issue updates to all applicants at key milestones.