JOB: Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners
Salary – Band EN, Salary £30,868 per annum
Location(s) – Cardiff
Contract Type – Full time, Permanent
Closing Date – 8 January 2019
Interview Date – 18 January 2019

To apply please upload your CV and cover letter via the RCGP careers page,

The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation
solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 52,000 members
who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and
promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of
the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK
every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK

We are currently looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer who has previous
experience defining and communicating policy direction and key priorities. The post
holder will work with senior stakeholders, including Assembly Members and the
Welsh Government, to promote the College in Wales. This will be achieved through
high quality public relations, publications, web content, internal communications and
policy development.

We are looking for a confident individual who is educated to degree level or
equivalent with policy, public affairs and media experience. The post holder should
have a good political understanding with the ability to quickly assimilate complex
issues. You will have strong communication skills both written and verbally with the
ability to build relationships both internally and externally.

The ability to communicate in the medium of Welsh is desirable though not essential.
The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College
offers excellent terms and conditions.

The Royal College of General Practitioners is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

~ Great doctors great care ~


The nature of the work of the Policy and Public Affairs Officer will be to:

  • Develop and implement, in conjunction with the Chair and Manager of RCGP Wales and Devolved Councils Campaigns Officer, the policy public affairs and campaigns strategy for the College in Wales.
  • Work closely with RCGP’s Policy & Campaigns and PR & Corporate Communications teams in London, and in particular with the Campaigns Manager and the Devolved Councils Campaigns Officer.
  • Recognising the Welsh perspective, proactively identify strategic policy issues and priorities, ensuring alignment where appropriate with RCGP overall policy and strategic priorities.  Promote further understanding and development of Welsh policy matters with RCGP, producing informed analyses of health and public health policy.
  • Develop RCGP Wales’ influence and networks in Wales, building on the links with Welsh Government, Cabinet Secretaries and opposition health spokespeople and Health Committee members, acting as an ambassador for the College in Wales.
  • Lead responsibility for looking after key policy areas and support work on special policy projects.
  • Advise on all Welsh policy and PR within RCGP Wales, working closely with senior staff and officers within RCGP Wales, and colleagues in the Policy and PR teams in RCGP Headquarters and in the other Devolved Councils, identifying emerging health issues and their likely impact on RCGP Wales’ work, and co-ordinating its policy response.
  • Execute a pro-active and reactive media and social media strategy to raise awareness of the College and its campaign to ensure a better future for general practice in Wales.
  • Provide advice and support to the Chair and officers of RCGP Wales in relation to promoting and communicating messages to media and key stakeholders.
  • Identify news angles and arrange interviews with target media and draft press notices for Welsh national, regional and trade press.
  • Proactively research and write working papers, briefings, policy positions and consultation responses.
  • Brief and prepare Chair and other members for Health Committee evidence sessions.
  • Maintain a keen and up to date awareness of issues within the health arena and advise senior officers and staff accordingly, providing information, policy and PR advice to boards, committees, and to other RCGP activities as appropriate.
  • Proactively engage with Welsh Media to promote the College viewpoint wherever appropriate, and draft and agree reactive responses to issues arising in the media and in relation to government policy.



  • Educated to degree level standard or equivalent.


  • Experience of working in a similar policy and public affairs and/or communications role, ideally in a devolved nation setting.
  • Experience of advising colleagues and decision makers on policy issues.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate complex issues and develop policy stance and ‘lines to take’.
  • Awareness of, and keen interest in, key issues in health and public health.
  • Good level of political understanding, sensitivity and awareness.
  • Experience of influencing and networking with external organisations.
  • Experience of working with the media.
  • Experience of using social media to promote policy and campaigns messages.

Knowledge / Skills / Attributes


  • Takes steps to establish and develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicates at all levels and across all disciplines with ease.
  • Identifies the purpose of a given communication and adjusts the communication medium and style to the audience.
  • Researches, analyses and classifies information so that it can be used for appropriate purposes.
  • Ability to work proactively to identify and achieve project goals.


  • Interacts with staff and other professions with respect for difference and diversity.
  • Takes ownership of situations and accepts responsibility for making decisions or taking initiative for action.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and enthusiasm for RCGP.
  • Manages priorities to ensure that projects of the highest importance are delivered first, thus demonstrating excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Has excellent drafting and report writing skills and experience.


  • Establishes and develops effective relationships both within and across functional and geographical divides in RCGP.
  • Able to evidence previous work that demonstrates they can deal with a complex and diverse workload.
  • Able to evidence previous work that demonstrates they can work under pressure and follow through on projects without the routine direction of a line manager.
  • Though not essential, the ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable.

JOB: Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager – Tai Pawb

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Cardiff//£31,000 per annum

Good pension scheme//flexible working

We are looking for someone who is value driven in their work, with a genuine understanding and empathy for how inequality affects people’s lives combined with a passion to turn these challenges into solutions; someone with great attention to detail who can recognise and engage effectively with emerging social policy and political agendas and partners; someone who can quickly develop effective and credible relationships with stakeholders, members and other equality organisations; a natural collaborator who can make links between national policy agendas, key equality issues facing diverse tenants and staff and our membership services.

Finally, someone who can sustain and extend our visibility and impact coordinating our public relations, communications and marketing work, including events, working dynamically and flexibly with our small team

Closing Date: 12pm June 25th 2018
Assessment Centre: 1–4pm, July 2nd 2018
Second Interview: July 9th 2018

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JOB: Wales Manager, Living Streets

Join the movement to get Wales walking.

Living Streets in Wales is looking for an inspirational manager to harness the many opportunities of devolution, Welsh language and the Active Travel Act.

The Living Streets Wales Manager will develop Living Streets Cymru as part of the UK-wide Living Streets, expand its funding base and promote its vision and objectives to stakeholder groups including community members, schools and policy and decision makers in Wales.

We are looking for an outstanding Wales Manager to join our team, leading a proactive approach to all aspects of our work in Wales.

Your main responsibilities will be to represent the charity at events and with the media, promote our work to decision-makers and increase the project work of Living Streets in Wales.

You will be degree qualified with an awareness of Welsh public affairs. The role will involve developing our presence in Wales to work with communities, schools, supporters and wider audiences.

Welsh language skills are desirable.

JOB: Head of Policy & Campaigns,Wales – Citizens Advice

Head of Policy & Campaigns, Wales
Full time
Maternity cover until June/July 2019
Job Ref: 18\072

We are looking for an outstanding person to lead our Wales Policy and Campaigns team based in Cardiff.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on the big issues facing people across England and Wales today, joining a team with a track record of achieving change.

We’re an organisation with a relentless focus on making society fairer. Each year we help 2.7 million people to solve their problems across England and Wales. This data and our reputation give us unparalleled influence. We have a unique insight into emerging trends and issues affecting people, and we use it to work with government, regulators and industry to improve people’s lives.

This role will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to maximise the impact we have for our clients in Wales. In Wales we have a network of 19 local Citizens Advice – all individual charities, staffed by nearly 800 dedicated volunteers and paid staff. We deliver advice from over 375 community locations in Wales, as well as offering services over the phone and online.

This could include leading work on devolved issues such as housing and health & social care policy, but also promoting and influencing around our GB work in Wales, ranging from universal credit to household debt.

You will be responsible for a programme of policy research, and will lead campaigns, public affairs and news work within Wales. You’ll work across policy areas and support junior members of the team to reach their potential. Our strong brand will give you unique opportunities to engage with those who have the power to make change. You’ll influence MPs, Assembly Members and civil servants, regulators and industry bodies, on behalf of the people who rely on Citizens Advice.

We are looking for someone with a wide range of skills, from exceptional judgement and excellent stakeholder management, to the personal authority required to be a leader in a large organisation.

This is a 12 month role and we would be open to secondments.

Citizens Advice values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, as they are currently under represented in our workforce.

Closing Date: Wed 16 May 2018
Interview Date: 30 May 2018

For more information and to apply, please click the Apply button. 

Mae Cyngor ar Bopeth yn darparu cyngor a gwybodaeth annibynnol a diduedd yn rhad ac am ddim er mwyn helpu pobl i ddatrys eu problemau cyfreithiol, ariannol ac ati. Yn ystod y flwyddyn ddiwethaf, rydym wedi helpu dros 2.5 miliwn o bobl i ddatrys dros 6.2 miliwn o broblemau.

Mae ein rhwydwaith yn darparu gwasanaethau o 3,000 a mwy o leoliadau yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Yn 2015, cawsom wobr elusen y flwyddyn Charity Times am ein gwaith. Nawr, hoffem wneud llawer mwy.

£52,704 y flwyddyn 
Llawn amser
Dros gyfnod mamolaeth hyd fis Mehefin/Gorffennaf 2019
Cyf Swydd: 18\072

Rydym yn chwilio am unigolyn eithriadol i arwain tîm Polisi ac Ymgyrchoedd Cymru yng Nghaerdydd.

Dyma gyfle cyffrous i weithio ar y materion pwysig sy’n wynebu pobl ledled Cymru a Lloegr heddiw, gan ymuno â thîm gyda hanes o sicrhau newid.

Rydym yn sefydliad sy’n canolbwyntio’n barhaus ar wneud cymdeithas yn lle tecach. Bob blwyddyn rydym yn helpu 2.7 miliwn o bobl i ddatrys eu problemau ledled Cymru a Lloegr. Mae’r data hwn a’n henw da yn rhoi dylanwad dihafal i ni. Mae gennym wybodaeth unigryw am dueddiadau newydd a materion sy’n effeithio ar bobl, ac rydym yn defnyddio’r wybodaeth hon i weithio gyda llywodraeth, rheoleiddwyr a diwydiant i wella bywydau pobl.

Bydd y rôl hon yn gweithio’n agos gyda chydweithwyr ar draws y sefydliad i sicrhau ein bod yn cael yr effaith fwyaf bosibl ar ein cleientiaid yng Nghymru. Yng Nghymru mae gennym rwydwaith o 19 o ganolfannau Cyngor ar Bopeth lleol – i gyd yn elusennau unigol, yn cael eu staffio gan bron i 800 o wirfoddolwyr ymroddedig a staff cyflogedig. Rydym yn cynnig cyngor o 375 o leoliadau cymunedol yng Nghymru, ynghyd â chynnig gwasanaeth dros y ffôn ac ar-lein.

Gallai hyn gynnwys arwain gwaith ar faterion datganoledig fel polisi tai ac iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol, ond hefyd hyrwyddo a dylanwadu ar ein gwaith ledled Prydain yng Nghymru, yn amrywio o’r credyd cynhwysol i ddyledion aelwydydd.

Byddwch yn gyfrifol am raglen o ymchwil polisi, ac yn arwain ymgyrchoedd, materion cyhoeddus a gwaith newyddion yng Nghymru. Byddwch yn gweithio ar draws meysydd polisi ac yn cefnogi aelodau iau’r tîm i wireddu eu potensial. Bydd ein brand cadarn yn cynnig cyfleoedd unigryw i chi ymgysylltu â’r rhai sydd â’r grym i sicrhau newid. Byddwch yn dylanwadu ar Aelodau Seneddol, Aelodau Cynulliad a gweision sifil, rheoleiddwyr a chyrff diwydiant, ar ran y bobl sy’n dibynnu ar Cyngor ar Bopeth.

Rydym yn chwilio am rywun sydd ag ystod eang o sgiliau, o roi barn heb ei hail i reoli rhanddeiliaid yn ardderchog, i’r awdurdod personol sy’n ofynnol i fod yn arweinydd mewn sefydliad mawr.

Rôl 12 mis yw hon a byddem yn ystyried secondiadau.

Mae Cyngor ar Bopeth yn gwerthfawrogi amrywiaeth, yn hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb ac yn herio gwahaniaethu. Rydym yn annog ac yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl o bob cefndir, yn enwedig ceisiadau gan bobl anabl a phobl dduon, Asiaidd a lleiafrifoedd ethnig, gan nad oes cynrychiolaeth ddigonol ohonynt yn ein gweithlu ar hyn o bryd.

Dyddiad cau: dydd Mercher, 16 Mai 2018
Dyddiad cyfweliadau: 30 Mai 2018

Chair of the Board, Wales Coop

Chair of the Board – Unpaid but expenses are covered

Location: National Office, Caerphilly, South Wales

The Wales Co-operative Centre is helping to build a better future for Wales.

We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to Co-operative values helping people in Wales improve their lives and livelihoods and delivering both social and economic improvement in local communities.

Our work includes leading the growth of co-operatives, mutuals, social enterprises and employee-owned businesses in Wales – working across all sectors, from small local shops to large manufacturing businesses, doing what it takes to help the social business to thrive. We tackle poverty and help build an inclusive society by supporting people to develop digital and financial skills.

You could be part of that.

Our new Chair will be a strong leader and a strategic thinker with drive and determination, excellent interpersonal skills, high level contacts and a demonstrable commitment to our values and what we do.

In return you’ll have the opportunity to give back by harnessing your knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for the benefit of communities across Wales and supporting and encouraging the Board, the Executive Team and the staff in delivering meaningful outcomes.

If you are interested in joining our unique and ambitious organisation, you can arrange to speak to our Chief Executive Derek Walker, or current Chair David Jenkins by emailing to arrange a call back.

You can download the recruitment pack below.

Closing Date: Monday 30th April 2018 at 12:00 noon.


JOB: Public Affairs Manager, ITV Cymru Wales

Public Affairs Manager-1800015D
ITV Cymru Wales – Public Affairs Manager
Based – Cardiff

ITV Cymru Wales has been at the heart of popular culture for sixty years and is home to many of the nation’s favourite television programmes: from our flagship news programme Wales at Six to Coronation Street and coverage of the 6 Nations Rugby Championship.

As Wales’ only commercially funded public service broadcaster, we pride ourselves on the 300 hours of news and current affairs programmes that we produce each year in Wales for viewers in Wales.

We now have a rare opportunity for a Public Affairs specialist to join the team in Cardiff. As our Public Affairs Manager it will be your responsibility to create positive perceptions and awareness of ITV within the political and public policy arena in Wales. Building and maintaining effective relationships and communication across a diverse range of stakeholders and communities of interest will be central to this role.

Working closely with the Public Affairs team in London and the News and Programmes team in Cardiff, you will use your public relations experience and bring your journalistic credentials to bear to deliver a dynamic, multi-platform marketing and publicity approach that capitalises on the programmes we make in Wales – and the talented teams that make them – to communicate ITV’s purpose to the widest possible range of stakeholders.

Experience of regulated environments; a comprehensive understanding of political environments and an up to date working knowledge of Welsh affairs will be an advantage.

To make a success of this role you will be personable, engaging and a first class communicator with strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach. You will also possess the presence and authority to successfully operate at a senior level and have a proven ability to produce authoritative and practical advice and defend it if necessary.

A full job description is available on request. If you think you have what it takes to make a success of this role then apply today.

Your CV and letter of application should reach us no later than Tuesday April 3 2018 and interviews will take place in Cardiff on Thursday April 19.

ITV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

ITV, where creativity, diversity and collaboration put us right at the heart of popular culture.

JOB: Marketing and Communications Manager, Community Housing Cymru

Location: Cardiff
Salary: 33,100 – 34,842
Work Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 03 April 2018
Categories: Marketing / PR,

We are seeking a passionate, entrepreneurial, outcome focussed, team player to lead Community Housing Cymru’s marketing and communications activities to ensure all of our members are fully informed and engaged.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide a strategic approach to our communications, marketing and member engagement, increasing brand awareness whilst also maximising participation and attendance across our activities and programme of events.

The role combines the leadership and development of creative communication and marketing plans with hands on involvement with implementation and delivery.

Benefits: 25 days rising by one day for each completed year of service, to a maximum of 30 days and all public holidays (pro rata for PT staff); Gym: £25 subsidy / month; Cash Health Plan; Pension


Contact Person:

For further information on this opportunity please contact:
Name: Edwina O’Hart
Organisation: Community Housing Cymru
Address: 2 Ocean Way Cardiff CF24 5TG
Telephone: 02920476808
Email: Edwina-O’

The closing date for applications is 03 April 2018

JOB: Policy Officer, Community Housing Cymru

Policy Officer

Location: Cardiff
Salary: – 28,000 (pro rata)
Work Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 06 April 2018
Categories: Community Development, Development, Housing,

Further Information:

This is an exciting and varied opportunity to work as part of an ambitious team within Community Housing Cymru. The person appointed will support CHC’s policy team for a period of 8 months. The role includes policy development, member engagement and supporting policy implementation in the social housing sector. We are looking for a flexible and proactive individual who has the ability to quickly establish relationships and manage specific areas of social housing policy.

You will be responsible for keeping abreast of policy developments in social housing; preparing and/or reviewing and revising policy positions; providing opportunities for consultation with CHC members, preparing briefings and informing members of key developments, and liaising with key stakeholders in the social housing sector, including Welsh Government.

Ideally the post holder will have demonstrable experience of policy development and research, and knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, political and housing context in Wales.

We are happy to consider applicants on a secondment basis. Please note that this position is only for 8 months.

Benefits: 25 days rising by one day for each completed year of service, to a maximum of 30 days and all public holidays (pro rata for PT staff); £25 gym subsidy; Pension Scheme; Health Plan


Contact Person:

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Name: Hayley MacNamara
Organisation: Community Housing Cymru
Address: 2 Ocean Way Cardiff CF24 5TG
Telephone: 02920674819

The closing date for applications is 06 April 2018

JOB: Senior Policy Officer – Sustrans

Senior Policy Officer – Sustrans 

£24,586 – £26,717 per annum

(dependent on relevant skills and experience)

37.5 hours per week – based in Cardiff Bay

Closing date: 19 March 2018

Sustrans Crymru is looking for an experienced policy and influencing professional to ensure that the charity’s knowledge and expertise informs the work of decision-makers and commissioning bodies in Wales.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience of public affairs and policy research and  development.  You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships.  You will have a good understanding of current transport issues and of local and national policy and politics in Wales.  You will have excellent IT literacy and research skills and be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.

Click here to apply

Uwch Swyddog Polisi

£24,586 – £26,717 y flwyddyn

(yn ddibynnol ar sgiliau a phrofiad perthnasol)

37.5 awr yr wythnos – lleolir ym Mae Caerdydd

Mae Sustrans Cymru yn chwilio am weithiwr proffesiynol polisi a dylanwadu profiadol er mwyn sicrhau bod gwybodaeth ac arbenigedd yr elusen yn llywio gwaith penderfynwyr a sefydliadau comisiynu yng Nghymru.

Byddwch wedi’ch addysgu hyd at lefel gradd neu gyfwerth a bydd gennych brofiad o faterion cyhoeddus a pholisi ymchwil a datblygu.  Bydd gennych sgiliau cyfathrebu ysgrifenedig a llafar rhagorol a’r gallu i feithrin a chynnal perthnasau gwaith cynhyrchiol.  Bydd gennych ddealltwriaeth dda o faterion trafnidiaeth presennol ac o bolisi a gwleidyddiaeth leol a chenedlaethol yng Nghymru.  Bydd gennych sgiliau llythrennedd TG ac ymchwil rhagorol a byddwch yn ymrwymedig i hyrwyddo trafnidiaeth gynaliadwy.

Cliciwch yma i wneud cais am y swydd