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

Public Affairs Officer (Wales)


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:

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 ( 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:

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, Tel: 0121 200 8080


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

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

Interview date: July 9th 2018

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.