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Wales Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee (VAPC) – Chair

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Length of term: 3 Years with the possibility of 1 further 3 year appointment subject to satisfactory performance and Minister’s agreement.

Application deadline 11pm on 29 August 2023

Introduction from the Sponsor Department

The members of Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (VAPCs) serve and support ex-servicemen and women, their widows or widowers and their immediate family members. They are an independent voice, here to help whenever or wherever a veteran served, whether in World War 2 or Afghanistan.

Each VAPC is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by Veterans UK, a department of the Ministry of Defence.

Following the formation of the Office for Veterans Affairs and the mandate to make the UK to be the best Country in the World to be a veteran there has never been a better time to set the pace for veterans’ affairs in Wales. As the Chair of a VAPC you will have the opportunity to ensure that veterans issues in Wales are considered in line with the rest of the UK. If you believe that you are a proven leader with an innate ability to get the best from a team of like-minded volunteers to enhance the quality of life for veterans and their families in Wales and across the UK, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Role description

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The VAPC Members will play a central role in promoting the interests and welfare of Veterans and their families. Suitable candidates may come from a wide range of backgrounds. While knowledge of service life would be useful, what is most important is that the applicant should have a real commitment to supporting veterans and their dependants.

The successful candidates must abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life and the Code of Conduct for Board Members.

Organisation description

The Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (VAPCs) serve and support ex-service personnel, their widows or widowers and their immediate family members. They are an independent voice, here to help whenever or wherever a veteran served, from World War 2 to the recent campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, in full time service or as a reservist.

Board composition

The Wales VAPC currently has 1 Chair and 14 Members.

Regulation of appointment

This post is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. For more information, please refer to the Commissioner’s website

Person specification
Essential criteria

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Candidates must demonstrate all the following essential criteria at interview:

· A real commitment to supporting veterans and their families, and the knowledge and experience to implement it.

· The ability to provide effective leadership and management of meetings, partnership working, promotion of a team approach and to work in a collaborative way to achieve outcomes.

· Influencing and negotiating skills of a high level, excellent all round communication skills and the ability to work with military and civil authorities and other major suppliers of direct assistance to Veterans and to comment on and develop practical plans for existing circumstances and the future.

· The ability to consider complex issues relating to the terms, detail, implementation, administration and delivery of services to veterans and their families, the Armed Forces Covenant and the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Schemes.

Find out more and apply here.

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