JOB: Communications Assistant – The Open University

The Open University in Wales
Salary: £22,659 to £25,482
Location: Cardiff
Please quote reference: 15220
Closing Date: 18 October, 2018 – 12:00

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative communications professional to join our dynamic team in Wales. A highly motivated self starter, you will thrive on variety and enjoy learning new things. You’ll have a real way with words and a flair for producing compelling written and visual content for a diverse audience. Flexible and organised, you’ll need to demonstrate a keen eye for detail. Proactive in your approach you’ll be adept at multi-tasking and relish the challenge of balancing shifting priorities and new demands.

You’ll be supporting high-profile projects for The Open University in Wales – such as large public facing events, and the work will be varied, challenging and interesting. A true team player, you’ll have the ability to build positive working relationships with colleagues across the organisation (Including our Head Office in Milton Keynes and the nation offices in Scotland and Northern Ireland).

You’ll need to have experience of working in a communications or public affairs environment, as well as editing websites and/or working with social media. You’ll understand Wales and the media.

The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh, or a willingness to undertake Welsh language tuition, and experience of working in a bilingual environment would be desirable though not essential.

Closing date: 12 noon 18 October 2018

 

Cynorthwy-ydd Cyfathrebu

Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru

£22,659 – £25,482 Cyf: 15220

Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd

Rydym yn chwilio am gyfathrebwr proffesiynol brwdfrydig a chreadigol i ymuno â’n tîm dynamig yng Nghymru. Yn hunan-ddechreuwr sy’n llawn cymhelliant, byddwch yn ffynnu ar amrywiaeth ac yn mwynhau dysgu pethau newydd. Bydd gennych chi ddawn siarad dda a’r ddawn i greu cynnwys ysgrifenedig a gweledol cymhellol ar gyfer cynulleidfa amrywiol. Yn hyblyg ac yn drefnus, bydd angen i chi ddangos llygad craff am fanylder. Byddwch yn rhagweithiol yn eich dulliau, yn medru cyflawni sawl tasg ar yr un pryd ac yn mwynhau’r her o gydbwyso blaenoriaethau cyfnewidiol a galwadau newydd.

Byddwch yn cynorthwyo prosiectau proffil uchel ar gyfer Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru – fel digwyddiadau mawr yn ymwneud â’r cyhoedd, a bydd y gwaith yn amrywiol, heriol a diddorol. Byddwch yn chwaraewr tîm, a bydd gennych chi’r gallu i feithrin cydberthnasau gwaith cadarnhaol gyda chydweithwyr ar draws y sefydliad (Gan gynnwys ein Prif Swyddfa yn Milton Keynes a’r swyddfeydd yn yr Alban a Gogledd Iwerddon).

Bydd angen i chi gael profiad o weithio mewn amgylchedd cyfathrebu neu faterion cyhoeddus, yn ogystal â golygu gwefannau a/neu weithio gyda’r cyfryngau cymdeithasol. Byddwch yn deall Cymru a’r cyfryngau.

Y gallu i gyfathrebu drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, neu barodrwydd i gael gwersi Cymraeg, a byddai profiad o weithio mewn amgylchedd dwyieithog yn ddymunol ond nid yn hanfodol.

I gael gwybodaeth fanwl am sut i wneud cais, ewch i www.open.ac.uk/employment, anfonwch e-bost i human-resources-opportunities@open.ac.uk neu ysgrifennwch at Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru, 18 Heol y Tolldy, Caerdydd, CF10 1AP gan ddyfynnu’r rhif cyfeirnod perthnasol.

Dyddiad cau: Hanner dydd 18 Hydref 2018

Dyddiad cyfweld: I’w gadarnhau

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, email human-resources-opportunities@open.ac.uk or write to The Open University in Wales, 18 Custom House Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AP quoting the relevant reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth mewn cyflogaeth ac yn croesawu ceisiadau o bob rhan o’r gymuned.

JOB: Policy and Public Affairs Manager – Tai Pawb

Cardiff | £31,000 per annum (higher for exceptional candidate)

Good pension scheme | flexible working

Inspire Wales to be a Fairer Place to Live

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 who can help us increase our policy influence and visibility, so that we can deliver on our strategy; someone with a good understanding of Welsh political processes, great attention to detail and a credible relationship builder. Working closely with the Director, you will manage Tai Pawb’s policy, political and communications work.

 

Closing Date: 8 October 2018, 12pm

Interview 1: 12 October 2018, 10-12:30

Interview 2: 22 October 2018

 

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Senior Policy Advisor (Wales) – FSB

FSB seeks a Senior Policy Advisor to assist in driving the FSB Wales policy operation and to lead on identified projects, both internally to members and externally to a wide range of stakeholders and influencers.

The Senior Policy Advisor will support the Policy Manager in identifying, researching, developing and promoting policy positions on Wales policy issues, as well as supporting the External Affairs Advisor in advocating FSB policy to key decision-makers and influencers including politicians, Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers, civil servants, representative bodies and other officials.

This is an opportunity to join an organisation which is one of the largest and most influential voices in the Welsh business landscape.

Senior Policy Advisor Key Areas of Accountability

In support of the Policy Manager

  • Briefs and acts as advisor on key policy issues for the Wales Policy Unit Chair and members.
  • Maintains an awareness of political and legislative developments in Wales, identifying their impact on small businesses. Responds to these developments as appropriate, referring relevant policy issues to the London Office when necessary.
  • Manages FSB Wales commissioned research projects working with the Policy Manager and Wales Policy Unit.
  • Develops subject expertise as it relates to the priorities set out in the FSB Wales Business Plan.

In support of the External Affairs Advisor and the Head of External Affairs (Wales)

  • Represents the FSB on external groups, bodies and forums as required.
  • Organises Wales-wide policy focused FSB events.
  • Provides the secretariat and takes a lead on supporting any relevant Cross-Party Groups at the National Assembly for Wales.
  • Provides briefing and support to the Wales Policy Chair
  • Provides interviews to broadcast media as directed by the External Affairs Advisor or Head of External Affairs.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree with an award of 2:1 or above in a relevant subject and discipline.
  • Proven policy experience gained from employment in one or more of the following:

Welsh political party, either as elected representative or in a policy function;

Welsh Civil Service or related agency;

National Assembly for Wales Parliamentary Service;

  • Policy or public affairs research and monitoring post in similar organisation or agency.
  • Good analytical skills in relation to government consultation work and other related documents.
  • Good writing skills in relation to the production of in-house reports, briefings and publications.
  • Good numerical ability in relation to survey work and statistical analysis.
  • Good presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good project management skills.

Specific Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours (evenings and weekends) as and when required
  • Willingness to undertake travel across Wales and the UK

About FSB

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits – FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Other Information

All applicants must be able to provide at interview stage their highest education certificates as listed on their CV and verification of their eligibility to work in the UK

The policy of FSB is that all job applicants and employees shall be given equal opportunities in all the areas of employment. This means that job applicants and employees will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs or disability. Neither will they be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to the job.

Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email.

All applications to be received by 07 October 2018, any applications received after this date will be held on file for a maximum of 3 months and reviewed if the first round of applicants are unsuccessful.

To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to hr.recruitment@fsb.org.uk

Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, Wales – The Royal British Legion

Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager – Wales

£33,000 – £35,000 per annum

Permanent. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Employee Assistance Helpline, Life Assurance. Voluntary Benefits: Childcare Vouchers, Group Pension Plan

Public Affairs & Policy

 

About The Royal British Legion
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.

Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?

– A desire to provide a great customer service and support
– Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
– Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
– Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
– An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like to hear from you ….

The Role

Although best known for our Remembrance work and the iconic red poppy, the Legion is the largest welfare provider in the military charity sector and has a long and successful campaigning history. We work tirelessly to safeguard the Armed Forces Covenant, which ensures that those who serve, have served and their families are not left disadvantaged by the unique nature of military life.
The Legion is seeking a talented, committed and enthusiastic public affairs and campaigns professional to shape and deliver our political engagement and campaigning activities in Wales. In this role, you will monitor and advise senior colleagues on developments in Welsh Government and the Welsh Assembly, and identify opportunities to influence in order to secure positive policy change. Working closely with PR, Welfare and Public Affairs and Public Policy colleagues, you will also grow our campaign activities at local authority level, engaging with local health boards and building relationships with key partner organisations. You will also aid in the establishment of a network of supporters who are willing to advocate on behalf of the Armed Forces community.
Able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of national, devolved and local politics, you will be familiar with both traditional and digital campaigning techniques. You will be a strong team player, have a proven record of delivering campaign outcomes in Wales, and possess excellent communication skills with impeccable attention to detail. You will be confident working remotely and acting on your own initiative, whilst the ability to speak in the Welsh language is desirable.

Job Description: Click Here

How to Apply
Please apply clicking ‘Apply Online’

Closing date for this role is: Sunday 7th October 2018
Interviews will be held in Cardiff on 18th October 2018

JOB: Public Affairs Officer (Wales) – Cancer Research UK

Public Affairs Officer (Wales)

Cardiff

Salary: £25k – £27k
Full time, permanent
Closing date: 3rd September

Join Cancer Research UK and help us influence health and research policy in Wales.

At Cancer Research UK, influencing public policy is an integral part of our work and it’s vital that we ensure cancer is high on the political agenda. As the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world, we are uniquely placed to work with politicians across the UK to keep cancer high on the political agenda

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to help keep cancer at the top of the political agenda in Wales. In this role you will…

  • Act as Cancer Research UK’s primary contact in the Welsh Assembly
  • Manage a full assembly engagement programmes including servicing the Cross Party Group on Cancer, regularly brief elected members and officials and rolling AM contact programme including shop and/ or lab tours
  • Monitor Assembly activity and share intelligence
  • Manage our party conference attendance programme
  • Support influencing activity on policy priorities
  • Work with other third sector organisations in areas of mutual policy interest

For a more in depth description of the role please click here.

To join us and make a difference you will have…

  • Experience of working with and briefing AMs and a good understanding of the Welsh Assembly
  • Proven experience of working in public affairs and a successful record of influencing the parliamentary and policy environment
  • Ability to flex style for different audiences both internal and external (including politicians, stakeholders, people with cancer and volunteers)
  • Exceptional organisational, written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to undertake frequent travel, often outside Wales

JOB: Public Relations Officer, ASH Wales

Post title: Public Relations Officer

Salary: £18 – 20k

Conditions: Out of office hours work and travel throughout Wales may be required

Contract period: Full-time post

Responsible to: Marketing and Communications Manager

Location: Cardiff office

We’re looking for a talented, ambitious and energetic person to join our team. You will be a creative, passionate communicator with the ability to think outside the box. As part of a team of dedicated communicators you want to share our stories and help put our campaigns on the map.

The post holder will raise the profile of ASH Wales by capitalising on all opportunities for positive media coverage and in doing so, advance its reputation, prospects and strategic direction.

You will proactively generate stories and ideas to drive media coverage, secure news and features opportunities and increase public engagement.

For more information & to apply,  head to: http://ashwales.org.uk/en/about/jobs-volunteering/public-relations-officer

Closes Monday 16th July 2018 by 5pm.

 

JOB: Public Services Research Fellow – Cardiff Business School

Public Services Research Fellow

The Wales Centre for Public Policy at Cardiff University is seeking an outstanding individual to play a key role in developing and leading its work with public services including health, local government and schools.

The successful candidate will be able to bridge the worlds of policy and research and have a passion for improving public service delivery and outcomes. You will work closely with policy makers and practitioners to support the co-creation, synthesis and mobilisation of knowledge and evidence from social science research.

The role offers a unique opportunity to work at the heart of current policy debates, collaborating with leading researchers and policy experts to identify effective approaches to key challenges in policy areas such as early years, health and social care, employment and skills, and economic growth.

The Centre (www.wcpp.org.uk) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government and enjoys excellent access to ministers, senior civil servants and public service leaders. It is a member of the UK-wide network of What Works Centres and collaborates with a range of UK and international partners including the Alliance for Useful Evidence.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Centre’s Management Team and work with other senior colleagues to contribute to the Centre’s strategic development and direction.

Salary: £41,212 – £47,722 per annum (Grade 7)

This is a full-time position of 35 hours a week and is available from 1st September 2018 for four years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal thereafter subject to the availability of funding.

For further information and informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Steve Martin at: steve.martin@wcpp.org.uk

Date Advert Posted: Tuesday 5 June 2018 

Closing date: Friday 6 July 2018 

We welcome applications for secondments (for a period of at least 12 months) to the role.
Interviews are scheduled for w/c 16th July 2018.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

 

Further information here

 

JOB: Communications Manager, RNIB Cymru

Job Title: Communications Manager (Wales)

Department: External Affairs, RNIB Cymru

Location: Cardiff

Type of Contract: permanent

Salary: £29,820 pro rata

Hours: 28 hours per week (part time)

Reports to: External Affairs Manager, RNIB Cymru

Purpose of Job:

To lead the co-ordination of all public relations and communications activities for RNIB in Wales, to raise the profile and understanding of RNIB Cymru’s work with a wide range of audiences.

To provide Welsh language expertise in the delivery of our communications activity, ensuring our communications is as relevant as possible to audiences in Wales.

To support RNIB’s UK-wide public relations, communications and marketing objectives in Wales.

 

Click here to see full Job Description

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JOB: Wales Policy Officer, British Dietetic Association

British Dietetic Association: Wales Policy Officer

The British Dietetic Association is a leading professional body and trade union and is the largest organisation of nutrition professionals in the UK; representing the nutrition and dietetic workforce across all four home countries.  We are seeking an enthusiastic Policy Officer to cover Wales on a part time basis i.e. 14.5 hours per week.  

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong communication skills and experience of the health and or care sectors who can work with welsh dietitian members of BDA. The candidate should have excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills with an understanding of the factors impacting on the dietetic profession in Wales.

The post holder is pivotal to the development of BDA policy for Wales and will work closely with members of the Wales Board of the BDA. The post holder will be expected to have their finger on the pulse of what is happening, both politically and in the health and care sector, so that opportunities for promoting the role of dietitians are seized and carried out successfully.

This is a great opportunity to work in a high performing, dynamic External Affairs team which has a track record of successfully campaigning to promote dietitians across the UK including Wales.

If you would like an informal, confidential discussion, please contact: 

Joanna Instone, Head of External Affairs, j.instone@bda.uk.com Tel: 0121 200 8080

APPLY:

To apply, please view the full role description and complete the BDA application and equality monitoring forms (links below) and email to Catherine McGibbon: c.McGibbon@bda.uk.com.

Applications must be submitted by the end of the working day on 22nd June 2018.

Interview date: July 9th 2018