A time commitment of up to 12 days per annum on Council business will typically be required.
We are seeking 8 new board members for the Education Workforce Council (EWC). These are important posts and represent an opportunity to become involved with a credible and prestigious professional body which commands respect from those within and outside the education service. The Council will be based in Cardiff and meetings will be held in and around Cardiff.
The appointment will be for 4 years commencing 1 April 2019 with induction training and the first Council meeting taking place on the 11 and 12 April 2019.
The Education Workforce Council
The Education Workforce Council (EWC) was established by the Education (Wales) Act 2014. Under the Act, the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) was reconfigured and renamed to become the Education Workforce Council (EWC). The EWC came into being on 1 April 2015.
The Education Workforce Council (EWC) is the independent regulator in Wales for teachers and support staff in maintained schools and Further Education settings, as well as youth and youth support workers and people involved in work-based learning.
Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, the principal aims and functions of the Council are to:
- contribute to improving the standards of teaching and the quality of learning in Wales;
- maintain and improve standards of professional conduct amongst teachers and others who support teaching and learning in Wales;
- safeguard the interests of learners, parents and the public and maintain public trust and confidence in the education workforce.
You will have a sympathetic understanding of the cultural and linguistic context in which teaching and learning is practised in Wales, together with a keen interest in matters relating to Welsh education.
With good team working and communication skills, your background may lie outside the education sector. You may have, for example, financial, legal or other expertise or experience of work in business, or the voluntary sector.
Remuneration: This is not a paid appointment but members will be reimbursed for travelling, subsistence and other expenses related to their membership of Council. Please see the ‘Information for Candidates’ document for information with regards to the payment of supply cover.
It is the policy of the Welsh Government to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business including appointments to public bodies. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all groups and we ensure that no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, or pregnancy and maternity. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 November. Application forms received after this date will not be considered.
It is expected to hold interviews during w/c 7 January 2019.
The Welsh Government is committed to being a good Equal Opportunities Employer.
To apply, please use this link