JOB: Communications Manager – The Open University

Communications Manager (Welsh Language)
The Open University in Wales, Cardiff

£39,992 to £ 47,722

Closing date: 22 March, 2018 – 12:00

The Open University has been transforming lives since 1969 by opening up higher education to all sections of the community.

As Communications Manager (Welsh Language) of the Open University in Wales you will be responsible for ensuring that the University communicates well, in both Welsh and English, with a wide range of audiences. You’ll help us expand our communications activity in the Welsh language, both directly producing lively and engaging materials and overseeing our compliance with Welsh Language Standards throughout the University. You will develop best practice relating to use of the Welsh Language by the Open University and will make sure all relevant staff feel confident and well supported in meeting the statutory requirements.

You’ll have relevant experience of developing and delivering effective bilingual communications in a professional environment, be skilled at quickly building productive working relationships with key stakeholders and will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of successfully organising and delivering projects that involve multiple teams and objectives.

You will need to possess a Higher Education qualification or have equivalent professional experience. A further professional qualification in public relations, communications, translation and/or project management is desirable. A high level of spoken and written language skills in Welsh and in English and the ability to communicate fluently, effectively and professionally in both languages is essential along with a clear understanding of the legal and cultural status of the Welsh Language in Wales and the implications of the Welsh Language Standards for education.

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Rheolwr Cyfathrebu (Yr Iaith Gymraeg)
Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru

£39,992 i £ 47,722

Dyddiad cau: Hanner dydd, 22 Mawrth 2018

Mae’r Brifysgol Agored wedi trawsnewid bywydau ers 1969 drwy agor addysg uwch i bob rhan o’r gymuned.

Fel Rheolwr Cyfathrebu (Yr Iaith Gymraeg) y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru byddwch yn gyfrifol am sicrhau bod y brifysgol yn cyfathrebu’n dda, yn Gymraeg a Saesneg, gyda chynulleidfa eang. Byddwch yn ein cynorthwyo i ehangu ein gweithgareddau cyfathrebu yn yr Iaith Gymraeg, yn uniongyrchol drwy gynhyrchu deunyddiau bywiog ac atyniadol, a thrwy oruchwylio ein cydymffurfiaeth â Safonau Iaith Gymraeg ledled y Brifysgol. Byddwch yn datblygu’r arfer orau o ran defnydd y Brifysgol o’r iaith Gymraeg, a byddwch yn sicrhau bod yr holl staff perthnasol yn teimlo’n hyderus ac yn derbyn cefnogaeth dda wrth gwrdd â’r gofynion statudol.

Byddwch yn meddu ar brofiad perthnasol o ran datblygu a chyflwyno cyfathrebiadau dwyieithog effeithiol mewn amgylchedd proffesiynol, yn fedrus o ran sefydlu perthynas waith cynhyrchiol yn gyflym gyda rhanddeiliaid allweddol a bydd gennych record gref o drefnu a chyflenwi prosiectau sydd yn cynnwys timau ac amcanion niferus yn llwyddiannus.

Bydd raid i chi feddu ar gymhwyster addysg uwch neu brofiad proffesiynol cyfatebol. Mae cymhwyster proffesiynol pellach ym maes cysylltiadau cyhoeddus, cyfathrebu, cyfieithu a/neu reoli prosiect yn ddymunol. Mae lefel uchel o sgiliau iaith lafar ac ysgrifenedig yn y Gymraeg a Saesneg a’r gallu i gyfathrebu yn rhugl, yn effeithiol, ac yn broffesiynol yn y ddwy iaith yn hanfodol, ynghyd â dealltwriaeth glir o statws cyfreithiol a diwylliannol yr iaith Gymraeg yng Nghymru a goblygiadau’r Safonau Iaith Gymraeg i addysg.

Cliciwch yma am rhagor o wybodaeth ac i wneud cais am y swydd

JOB: Policy and Communications Partner: Chwarae Teg

Policy and Communications Partner

Office base: Anchor Court, Cardiff

Full-time: 35 hours per week

£24,269 per annum

Application pack:

Closing date: Midday Wednesday 28th February

Please complete the application and equal opportunity monitoring form and return both documents to recruitment@chwaraeteg.com (please specify the job reference number in the email: 01022018) – Applications by CV will not be accepted.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Wales – Macmillan

Closing Date: 21 February 2018
Interview Date: 1 March 2018

Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Wales
Policy, Campaign & Influence
Permanent
£44,000 – £50,000

Senior campaigns, policy or public affairs experience? Keen to make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer? Then this challenging but highly rewarding role could be your opportunity to lead our influencing work in Wales.

Working closely with the services and communications teams, as well as people living with cancer, you will lead our policy and public affairs activity in Wales. You will act as a media spokesperson and senior external representative for Macmillan in Wales, enabling us to be a key player with influential audiences. In conjunction with key stakeholders, you will lead your team to develop and pursue influencing strategies to enable change for people living with cancer in Wales.

You will have significant experience in a policy and public affairs role in Wales. Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering proactive and reactive influencing activity and outstanding relationship skills are essential. You will be a skilled communicator who has represented an organisation effectively with external stakeholders. Experience of motivating and developing people is desirable, as well as experience as a media spokesperson.

Interviews planned for Thursday 1 March in Cardiff.

Further information here

Standards Committee interim report into lobbying, January 2018

The Standards of Conduct Committee has published their interim report on lobbying in Wales. The report lists five recommendations and we’re pleased to say that recommendations two to five are from PAC’s verbal and written representations to the committee.

We are hoping to hold an event on the report with the Chair of the Committee in the near future and will send out details as soon as this is confirmed.

It is widely recognised in the report, and by stakeholders, that the Wales Act 2017 and Brexit will increase the powers of the Assembly and that there needs to be greater transparency between elected representatives and the public affairs sector.

As PAC members we will all be required to sign up to the refreshed Code of Conduct as our memberships renew, and as a committee we will be working to deliver on our commitment to the committee to regularly publish a voluntary register of lobbyists in Wales, ensuring greater transparency.

We have welcomed today’s report, and the following quote has been shared with media outlets: “Today’s report recognises the vital role played by lobbying in the democratic process,  and our members will welcome the committee’s recommendations which will improve the transparency and accountability of the Assembly in regards of engaging with lobbying professionals.

“Public Affairs Cymru will continue to work with our members to ensure our code of conduct maintains high standards of professional behaviour in lobbying in Wales, and we will deliver on our commitment to the committee to regularly publish a voluntary register of lobbyists later this year to assist in increasing transparency and openness.”

The PAC Executive would like to thank the previous Exec, led by Nesta Lloyd-Jones, and the code of conduct working group, led by Daran Hill, for their work on the inquiry on record.

If you have any questions about the report or comments please contact chair@publicaffairscymru.org.uk.

 Lobbying report Jan 2018 ENG  Adroddiad - Lobio CYM

JOB: Media Officer, British Medical Association (BMA)

Media Officer
Cardiff
£30,031.72

Fixed Term Contract for up to one year

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional association for doctors providing a wide range of services to its members, including guidance, support and representation.

Reporting to the Head of Media and Public Affairs, the Media Officer will play a vital role within the team and wider BMA through ensuring that the Association is represented in the media on key aspects of health policy. In addition, the Media Officer will have some specific responsibility for internal communications and social media. The successful candidate will also provide some administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the media and public affairs team.

Sound news judgement, enthusiasm and the ability to interpret information and know what makes a story newsworthy, as well the ability to keep a level head during a crisis and deal with the media, are a must.

To apply, please visit https://www.bma.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/working-at-the-bma and submit a cv and covering letter.

Please contact Carla Murphy, Head of Media and Public Affairs, if you have any questions or to discuss the role further – T: 029 2047 4626 E: cmurphy@bma.org.uk

Closing date: 18 January 2018
Interviews will be held week commencing: 22 January 2018

Media & External Relations Officer – Welsh Women’s Aid

Media & External Relations Officer

NJC Scale SO1 £25,591 – £27,668 per annum pro rata

30 hours per week  |  Permanent contract  |  Cardiff

You will be an exceptional communicator seeking a varied, dynamic role as part of our Public Affairs team, raising public awareness of the extent and nature of violence against women, how to prevent it and the needs of survivors. This post will play an active role in the development and delivery of a communications strategy that promotes the mission, role, profile, and services of Welsh Women’s Aid and delivers on members’ and Welsh Women’s Aid campaign and policy priorities.

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 7th December 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 19th December 2017

The office base for these posts will be in Cardiff. To download an application pack and apply for this post please go to www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus email recruitment@welshwomensaid.org.uk or phone 02920 541551.

JOB: Policy and Public Affairs Manager, BHF Cymru

Location: Cardiff
Salary Details: c£32,000 p/a + benefits
Hours Per Week: 35
Closing Date: 09 Oct 2017
Vacancy Type: Permanent

 

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation’s heart charity, fighting to keep the nation’s heart beating with information, patient care and pioneering research into Coronary Heart Disease, the nation’s single biggest killer.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Policy and Public Affairs Manager to join our fight for every heartbeat as part of our award-winning policy and public affairs work.

Based in our Cardiff office you’ll devise and implement Wales-specific policy actions within the BHF policy framework and an effective, high-profile government relations programme, positioning BHF Cymru as the heart health voice in Wales.

With strong relationship building skills you’ll maintain existing and develop new strategic relationships with key organisations to ensure that BHF Cymru influences developments in research and health policy and practice.

You will work with teams within the Prevention Support & Survival Directorate to co-produce policies and patient engagement mechanisms that will help deliver BHF strategic priorities

About you

You will have experience of successful policy development and proven complex problem solving skills, first-class interpersonal communication and influencing skills are essential. You will have an in-depth understanding of the workings and processes of devolved government in Wales and how to use them to best effect.

You will also be driven by your commitment to making a difference to heart health policy in Wales.

How to apply
Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the roles criteria.
https://jobs.bhf.org.uk/vacancies/3059/policy-and-public-affairs-manager-wales.html

Y British Heart Foundation (BHF) yw elusen calon y genedl. Mae’n brwydro i ofalu bod calon y genedl yn dal i guro trwy sicrhau gwybodaeth, gofal i gleifion a gwaith ymchwil arloesol i Glefyd Coronaidd y Galon sy’n lladd mwy o bobl Prydain nag unrhyw un peth arall.

Gair am y swydd

Rydym yn chwilio am Reolwr Polisi a Materion Cyhoeddus profiadol i ymuno â’n brwydr dros bob curiad calon fel rhan o’n gwaith arobryn ym maes polisi a materion cyhoeddus.

Byddwch yn gweithio o’n swyddfa yng Nghaerdydd gan ddyfeisio a gweithredu camau polisi sy’n benodol i Gymru fel rhan o fframwaith polisïau’r BHF a rhaglen effeithiol ac amlwg o gysylltiadau â Llywodraeth Cymru, gan sicrhau mai BHF Cymru yw llais iechyd y galon yng Nghymru. Byddwch yn dda am feithrin cysylltiadau a byddwch yn cynnal cysylltiadau presennol ac yn meithrin cysylltiadau strategol newydd gyda sefydliadau allweddol er mwyn sicrhau bod BHF Cymru yn dylanwadu ar ddatblygiadau ym meysydd ymchwil, polisi iechyd ac ymarfer.

Byddwch yn cydweithio â thimau yn y Gyfarwyddiaeth Atal, Goroesi a Chefnogi i gyd-ddatblygu polisïau a dulliau o ymgysylltu â chleifion a fydd yn helpu i gyflenwi blaenoriaethau strategol y BHF.

Gair amdanoch chi

Bydd gennych brofiad o ddatblygu polisïau yn llwyddiannus a byddwch wedi profi eich bod yn gallu datrys problemau cymhleth. Mae sgiliau cyfathrebu rhyngbersonol a sgiliau dylanwadu ardderchog yn hanfodol.

Bydd gennych ddealltwriaeth drwyadl o drefniadau a phrosesau’r llywodraeth ddatganoledig yng Nghymru a byddwch yn deall sut orau i’w defnyddio.
Byddwch yn cael eich gyrru gan eich ymroddiad i wneud gwahaniaeth i bolisi iechyd y galon yng Nghymru.
Sut i wneud cais
Mae ein proses yn cynnwys anfon eich CV a datganiad ategol a ddylai amlinellu’ch diddordeb yn y swydd ac esbonio sut yr ydych yn bodloni’r meini prawf.
Mae British Heart Foundation yn cydnabod ac yn parchu gwerth ac amrywiaeth pawb.
https://jobs.bhf.org.uk/vacancies/3059/policy-and-public-affairs-manager-wales.html

JOB: Children & Young People Public Affairs Officer – maternity cover, Welsh Women’s Aid

NJC Scale SO1: £25,951 – £27,668

15 hours per week

Do you want to influence the development and implementation of policy, legislation and service provision to promote positive change for children and young people experiencing violence against women and girls in Wales?

Working as part of the Public Affairs team, you will contribute towards Welsh Women’s Aid’s aims by promoting ‘whole education’ and community approaches to prevention, and challenging gender inequality experienced by children and young people. You will improve the safety of children and young people, and minimise the future impact of witnessing or experiencing abuse, involving children and young people in the work we do.

Posts open to women only under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

We value diversity and are committed to promoting equality. We encourage applications from women from all backgrounds and communities and particularly welcome applications from Black and minority communities and other under-represented groups.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 2nd October 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 10th October

The office base will be in Cardiff, with travel across Wales.

To download an application pack please go to http://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus/ or email recruitment@welshwomensaid.org.uk or phone 02920 541551.

 

Research and Policy Officer – Carers Trust

Research and Policy Officer

£21,860 per annum pro-rata, (Grade C) Fixed Term Contract of 12 months

21 hours a week (0.6 fte)

Location: Cardiff

Carers Trust Wales provides information, advice and support to Wales’ 370,000 unpaid carers and to professionals who work with carers. Together with a network of local carer focused charities, we provide support, information, advice and services for children, young people and adults caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend. The number of carers is a growing issue, with 3 in 5 of us likely to become a carer at some point in our lifetime. Carers save the Welsh economy over £8.1bn every year and act as the main support to our stretched health and social care systems.

We are currently looking for a Research and Policy Officer to deliver a Welsh Government funded project focussed on respite services for carers of all ages and broader support available for young carers.

The post will sit within the Carers Trust Wales team managed by the Senior External Affairs Manager.

The successful candidate will have experience in undertaking research both in terms of literature reviews and identifying and engaging with key stakeholders. Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience of writing reports, synthesising information and presenting findings in clear and engaging ways.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant organisation and very successful team.

Please download the application pack and return by 5pm on Friday 8th September 2017 (details contained within application pack).

Application form, job description and advert here

External Affairs Officer Wales – Carers Trust

External Affairs Officer

£23,000 per annum pro-rata, Fixed Term Contract of 2 years

21 hours a week (0.6 fte)

Location: Cardiff

Carers Trust Wales provides information, advice and support to Wales’ 370,000 unpaid carers and to professionals who work with carers. Together with a network of local carer focused charities, we provide support, information, advice and services for children, young people and adults caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.  The number of carers is a growing issue, with 3 in 5 of us likely to become a carer at some point in our lifetime. Carers save the Welsh economy over £8.1bn every year and act as a main support to our stretched health and social care systems.

We are currently looking for a dynamic External Affairs Officer to develop and support the communication and campaigns work of Carers Trust Wales.

The successful candidate will have a broad range of responsibilities including: developing and diversifying our social media presence, maintaining webpages, drafting blogs, press releases, reports, briefings, toolkits, e-newsletters and e-bulletins.

Additionally, the successful candidate will develop and support the delivery of national campaigns.

The post will sit within the Carers Trust Wales team managed by the Senior External Affairs Manager.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to analyse and communicate complex information in a clear and engaging way.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant organisation and very successful team.

Please download the application pack and return by 5pm on Friday 8th September 2017 (details contained within application pack).

Application form, job description and advert here