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The Welsh Government’s Energy Division is looking to appoint a non-executive member to represent the interests of community energy on a new Board. 

Having a Board representative will ensure that communities and community energy groups are fully considered and represented during the development process. 

Community Energy Member of Interim Board

Welsh Ministers have committed to establishing a development company, initially wholly owned by the Welsh Government, to develop large scale solar and wind projects that meet Wales’ needs and deliver benefit to the people of Wales. A Board is being established to consider proposals to deliver this commitment. The Interim Board is likely to be in place for up to two years until the permanent developer structure is in place. Future governance arrangements beyond that will be designed as part of the development process. 

The member will bring an independent perspective, support and challenge to help shape the developer and ensure the perspectives of communities on whose behalf the developer may operate are embedded in the design of the organisation. Having a Board representative will ensure that communities and community energy groups are fully considered and represented during the development process. 

The successful candidate will be someone that can make a positive impact and vital contribution in ensuring the community energy perspective shapes the company. As a non-executive member, you will take an active role in shaping and defining the company’s future direction, strategic objectives and values.

You should be a strategic thinker with relevant operational and strategic energy development experience. Previous experience should include:

  • Strong community energy background
  • Experience in developing and growing a community enterprise
  • Strategic thinking, with experience of working with local and/or Welsh or UK Government on shared outcomes
  • Experience working within emerging energy markets and considering the future of the community energy sector 

On average, this role will require a time commitment of attendance at a minimum of ten Board meetings per year, plus preparation. We anticipate meetings will be conducted virtually. There may also be additional workshops on specific topics.

For an informal discussion on the role, please contact the Welsh Government by email at YmatebionYnni-EnergyResponses@gov.wales

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, 25 April 2022.

Application

See the Non-Executive Director Information Pack for more information.

Please provide a brief CV, and a personal statement setting out evidence of your suitability for the role, on no more than 2 pages of 12 point text. The statement should provide evidence of your previous experience that demonstrate how you meet the person specification above.