Welsh Government

Members of the Arts Council of Wales

Do you believe the arts can change lives?

Do you believe they should be available to all?

Are you aware of the impact of the arts and the benefits of the arts to the health, wealth and well-being of Wales?

Exciting opportunities to contribute to the development of the arts in Wales

Members of the Arts Council of Wales
Approx 1.5 days per month
Unremunerated, travel and subsistence costs will be met

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The Welsh Government is inviting applications for three individuals to serve as members on the Arts Council of Wales. These individuals will play a key role in helping the Arts Council of Wales to deliver its strategic priorities of promoting a vibrant, diverse and inclusive culture and an arts sector which is sustainable and innovative.

The appointments will commence in April 2023 and if appointed, you will play an important role in delivering the Welsh Government’s strategic policy commitments to promote a rich and diverse culture and a sustainable, viable and innovative arts sector.

Members of the Council are expected to:

  • Participate and contribute effectively to the Council’s activities, particularly in terms of defining and developing its strategic direction, setting and achieving challenging objectives, and supporting Welsh Government policy;
  • Offer review, scrutiny, challenge and support to the Executive;
  • Promote high standards of propriety in managing public money, and ensure that the Council’s activities are conducted efficiently and effectively, achieving value for money within a framework of best practice, regularity and propriety;
  • Participate in the corporate planning process, including agreeing annual budget plans for operational programmes and corporate activity;
  • Work as part of a Council that positively values difference and challenges unconscious behaviours, and
  • Appoint, with the Welsh Government’s approval, a Chief Executive, should the necessity arise.
  • Actively participate in work to widen access and create an inclusive Arts sector and organisation in line with the Art’s Council of Wales’ Widening Engagement Action Plan and the Welsh Government’s Anti-racist Wales Action Plan and the LGBTQ+ Action Plan.

To strengthen and balance the Council Membership and deliver on strategic priorities over the next three years, Members will need to demonstrate the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment: The full person specification and essential criteria are included in the applicants’ information pack.

The appointment will be for an initial term of three years and will require a commitment of 1.5 days a month on Council business and attendance at all Council meetings in varying locations in Wales. These posts are unremunerated although travel and subsistence costs will be reimbursed.

The Welsh Government believes that public bodies should have board members who reflect Welsh society – people from all walks of life – to help them understand people’s needs and make better decisions. This is why the Welsh Government is encouraging a wide and diverse range of individuals to apply for appointments to public bodies. Applications are particularly welcome from all under-represented groups including women, people under 30 years of age, members of ethnic minorities, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit.

For further details and to apply go to wales.gov.uk/publicappointments or for queries contact publicappointments@gov.wales.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 December 2022 at 16:00.

Application forms received after this date will not be considered.

A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by contacting 03000 255454.