The Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA) is a small but specialised organisation in its first operational year, offering a unique opportunity to contribute to the collection of the first Welsh taxes in 800 years.

Our 70 members of staff represent 14 different professions across 5 business areas. We encourage employees to get involved with a wide variety of tasks and work closely with colleagues across all areas.

To find out more about the work of the WRA see our latest corporate plan.

Pay

Our salaries reflect the increasing skills and knowledge you will develop with us, allowing you to reach the top of your pay band within 3-4 years:

Grade Civil Service equivalent Minimum Maximum
Team Band AA/AO £19,240 £22,500
Management Band 3 EO £23,625 £27,400
Management Band 2 HEO £29,100 £35,750
Management Band 1 SEO £37,600 £44,950
Executive Band 2 G7 £48,650 £58,185
Executive Band 1 G6 £61,090 £71,475

Senior Civil Service salary bands are set centrally by the Cabinet Office.

Benefits

  • a chance to shape a new, bilingual organisation
  • 31 days annual leave
  • flexitime
  • generous parental leave
  • a choice of pension schemes
  • Cycle to Work scheme and season ticket loans
  • salary advances
  • close to the M4 with free onsite parking
  • support for Welsh language skills

Terms

The WRA is a non-ministerial government department staffed by civil servants. The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

All WRA staff are required to sign a declaration of confidentiality as part of a commitment to ensuring personal taxpayer information is handled appropriately.

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks

Some roles require higher levels of security clearance, this will be indicated on the job description.

Nationality requirements

Our roles are open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non-EEA nationals.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules which will give you further information on whether you are able to apply.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Equal opportunities employer

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from groups under-represented in our workforce, including people from minority ethnic groups and disabled people.

The Welsh Revenue Authority an equal opportunities employer - this means that everyone should have the same opportunities for employment and promotion based on their ability, qualifications and suitability for the job. No one should receive less favourable treatment because of their race, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability, religion or belief, family or domestic responsibilities, and working patterns, for example, part time. Nor should anyone be disadvantaged because of conditions or requirements, which cannot be shown to be justified.

Grievance and complaints

The law requires that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the recruitment principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact the Head of HR at hr@wra.gov.wales

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Welsh Revenue Authority, you can contact the Civil Service Commission.