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Standards Commissioner

Welcome

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the position of Senedd Commissioner for Standards.

The Welsh Parliament (Senedd), is at the heart of democracy and politics in Wales.  It is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Government to account.

The statutory Office of Senedd Commissioner for Standards was established through the National Assembly for Wales Commissioner for Standards Measure 2009 (the Measure). This document provides information for candidates seeking appointment to this role. This will be the third time this statutory office has been filled on a permanent basis since it was established.

The Commissioner for Standards is responsible for promoting, encouraging and safeguarding the high standards of conduct in the public office of Member of the Senedd. Although appointed by the Senedd, the Commissioner's role is independent in order to help maintain public confidence.

This is a stimulating position in a challenging but highly rewarding environment. It is important that we find an exceptional individual to take up this role to help build on the role which has been evolving since its inception in 2009. 

As ever greater powers are devolved to the Senedd, so the responsibility of Members of the Senedd to act in such a way as to demonstrate to the electorate the integrity, openness and transparency necessary to win and maintain its trust becomes ever more vital. The Senedd continues to look for ways to ensure that the conduct of Members of the Senedd reflects the very best of public life in Wales and the Commissioner is at the heart of this undertaking. This is even more pertinent given the evolving dignity and respect agenda. The   next Commissioner will have an important and demanding body of work during their time in office to ensure the highest standards are upheld, and promoted.

Applications are welcomed from as diverse a range of background as possible.  If you believe you can match the experience and capabilities we are seeking, we look forward to receiving your application.

The closing date for applications is Midday, Friday 18 December 2020. All applications should be submitted via The Whitehall & Industry Group website – https://www.wig.co.uk/career-opportunities/career-listing.html or emailed to talent@wig.co.uk 

If you wish to discuss the role please contact Paige Torrance, Talent Manager, at The Whitehall & Industry Group on 0207 222 1166 or via talent@wig.co.uk 

Yours sincerely

Manon Antoniazzi

Chief Executive of the Commission and Clerk of the Senedd



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