Wales Committee members

Could you be an Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee member?

Being a committee member offers you a unique opportunity to influence the equality and human rights agenda in Wales. This role is about working creatively to tackle discrimination and promote equality and human rights in Wales. At the same time, you will play a major part in developing the distinct voice for Wales in one of Britain’s most forward-thinking organisations. 

What committee members have said about the role:

“Being a committee member provides an opportunity to make new contacts, develop your personal skills and engage in thought-provoking debate on equality issues.”

“We ensure the work of the Commission is relevant and responsive to the needs of the people of Wales.”

“It is about making a difference.”


What are we looking for?

Supporting the Wales Commissioner, the Committee oversees the development and delivery of strategic priorities in Wales, advises Welsh Government and represents the Commission in Wales through meeting and listening to people across the country.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of and a commitment to the equalities and human rights agenda in Wales and Britain
  • an understanding of how Wales and its institutions operate

We are seeking additional members with a view to broadening the interests, diversity and character of the Wales Committee, including improving the gender balance of our Wales Committee in line with good practice guidelines for Boards. We welcome applications from as diverse a range of applicants as possible and from those who can make a valuable and distinctive contribution to our work in Wales, particularly with regard to the below:

  • Experience and active involvement in faith communities and building collaborations and partnership working between faith communities
  • Lived experience of disability
  • Work or lived experience of race, including Roma, Gypsy and Travellers
  • Human rights expertise

Appointments will be between two and five years, subject to annual performance appraisal.

12 days per annum, £250 per day plus expenses.

We are seeking to appoint to two immediate vacancies plus a short reserve list.  

How to apply

Closing date: 12 noon, 8 September 2017.

Interviews will be held on 16 October and the afternoon of 17th October 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend at one of these dates.

If you would like further information or have any specific requirements to enable you to complete the application process please contact the Recruitment Team on 029 2044 7710 or via textphone on 0161 829 8341). We can provide a range of accessible formats.

Last updated: 09 Aug 2017