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JOB: Senior External Affairs Manager, Carers Trust Wales

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £39, 348

Closing date: 12.00, March 30th



We are currently looking for a Senior External Affairs Manager to take overall responsibility for the direction and management of the External Affairs team at Carers Trust Wales.

Employer Profile

Carers Trust Wales is part of Carers Trust, the largest UK-wide charity for unpaid carers. Together with our Network Partners, we provide support, information, advice and services for children, young people and adults caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.

Job Role

You will have a lead role in all policy, public affairs, campaigns and communications work in Carers Trust Wales. The successful candidate will have highly developed communication, interpersonal and influencing skills and an ability to think strategically in terms of policy, campaigns and communications.

This is a great opportunity for a talented and dynamic manager to assume a lead role in a challenging but rewarding sector, supporting Wales’ 370,000 carers to make their voices heard.

How To Apply

An application pack can be downloaded from If you are having problems downloading the recruitment pack you can request one via email at or telephone 0844 800 4361.

JOB: Policy Officer, Woodland Trust

Job title: Policy Officer
Department: Conservation and External Affairs but with links to Wales
Reporting to: Conservation Policy Lead
Location: Cardiff but frequent travel to London and Grantham
Hours of work: 37.5
Contract: Fixed term contract until end June 2019
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000

Closing date : 02/04/2017

Job Summary

Leaving the EU is the most important change in land management policy for 40 years and a massive opportunity to secure a future for the UK’s woods and trees, we need to get our views known and our vision heard.
The Conservation Policy Officer will lead the development and advocacy of post referendum sustainable land management policies for Wales and support the development and dissemination of conservation policies across the rest of the UK.
Qualities/ Experience/Skills Required
Degree in a relevant subject
Knowledge and experience of working to shape UK land management policies, specifically the Common Agricultural Policy and its implementation and impacts on woods, trees and/ or other ecosystems
Working knowledge of Welsh Assembly Government processes
Ability to build collaborative partnerships across a disparate group of stakeholders
Self-starter with ability to prioritise but also capable of working as part of a team
High level of spoken and written presentation skills in both formal and informal situations
Ability to plan and deliver multi-dimensional projects
Knowledge/ experience of EU Directives and regulations that apply to species and habitat management within the UK
Knowledge/ experience of UK, Scotland and N. Ireland environmental governance processes
Knowledge of trees, woods and associated ecosystems

How you need to be:
Surefooted – Having a clear sense of direction, being confident by doing the right thing at the right time for the Woodland Trust
Nimble – Being innovative and creative and adapting to the changing needs of the Woodland Trust and our people
Trusted – Understanding our people, being a listening ear and keeping promises
Treasured – Great at building relationships across the whole of the Woodland Trust. A respected, go-to person.

Applications should come through to our website –

JOB: Media and Communications Officer, Welsh NHS Confederation

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £26,000

Duration: 15 months fixed-term contract

Closing date for applications: Monday 20 March 2017

The Welsh NHS Confederation seeks a skilled, dynamic and enthusiastic Media and Communications Officer on a 17 month fixed term contract.

The Welsh NHS Confederation is a membership organisation that represents the seven Health Boards and three NHS Trusts in Wales.

The role of Media and Communications Officer will cover a wide range of duties in support of the overall activity of the Welsh NHS Confederation, particularly through a strong communications and media programme. The Confederation aims to lead the health policy debate and this role seeks to enhance the Confederation’s reputation as the authoritative voice of the NHS in Wales, and as a place for innovative and challenging thinking.

Key responsibilities will include handling of day-to-day communications with national, regional and local media, social media, website content and publications.   The post holder will advise on media management, including drafting lines to take, producing press releases and statements, and all other aspects of media relations.

The successful applicant will also contribute with other team members to the Confederation’s overall programme of work, including events, policy and public affairs activity.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

To discuss the post further, you can contact Julia McWatt on 02920 349850.

Apply online at NHS Jobs or  Please ensure that you demonstrate experience as outlined in the person specification.


JOB:Digital Communications Assistant, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Full Time 35 Hours per week (12 month Fixed term contract)

£20,000 per annum

Location: Cardiff

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is the professional body for pharmacists and pharmacy in England, Scotland and Wales.  We have a unique opportunity for an ambitious digital communications professional to support our programme of public relations, public affairs and campaign activity in Wales.

Working in a small team you will thrive on the challenge of delivering high quality communications to our members, politicians, stakeholders and the media using both traditional and digital channels.  This is a fast moving, varied role with an abundance of opportunities to develop your career.  Whether you are writing news articles for our website, managing our social media accounts or working on our next Welsh pharmacy event, you will find working for the RPS interesting, challenging and rewarding.

You will have excellent written communication skills, an analytical approach and it goes without saying that we are looking for first class digital communication and social media skills.

We take the development of our staff seriously and welcome suitable candidates who have an appetite for learning.

For more information on this role including the full job description and details on how to apply, go to:

Application is by CV and covering letter / supporting statement.  Please note, we will not accept CV’s without a covering letter.

Closing date for applications: Midday on Friday 17 March

Interviews:  Week Commencing Monday 3 April

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is an equal opportunities employer

JOB: Age Cymru – Health and Social Care Policy and Campaigns Officer – fixed term 6 months

We’re looking for a positive and motivated individual to join Age Cymru. As the only Wales based national charity devoted to addressing all the issues affecting older people in Wales, this is a fantastic opportunity to join as we continue to create an age friendly Wales. This post is based at our office off Ocean Way in Cardiff.

Health and Social Care Policy and Campaigns Officer – fixed term 6 months

Secondment applications welcome

Salary – £28,848 per annum (35 hours)

You’ll be required to develop robust campaign proposals in relation to health and social care, as well as co-ordinate and implement influential campaign activities.

You’ll ensure that a wide range of audiences are reached by liaising with and supporting Age Cymru Partners and managing relationships with campaign supporters to influence and maximise local potential of national campaigns.

You’ll have experience of working in a campaigning environment with the ability to research and interpret data for campaign purposes. You’ll have an understanding of current policy, political and legislative structures in Wales and an awareness of and interest in issues affecting older people in Wales.  You’ll also have the ability to deal with people at all levels.

Closing date:  9am, Monday 27 February 2017

Interview date:  Tuesday 7 March 2017




For further information about the post and how to apply, visit our website at,e-mail or phone 02920431555.

JOB: Policy and Public Affairs Assistant, RCN






Dychmygwch beth y gallwch chi ei wneud yn y Coleg Nyrsio Brenhinol

Just imagine what you could do at the Royal College of Nursing

Mae’r Coleg Nyrsio Brenhinol yn sefydliad llawn gobaith ac mae rheswm da am hynny. Rydym ni i gyd yn rhannu’r un llais o ran newid strwythur polisïau iechyd y dyfodol. Ac fel undeb llafur nyrsio (staff a myfyrwyr) mwyaf yn y DU – gyda rhyw 435,000 o aelodau – y cyfan y gallwn ni ei weld yw posibiliadau diddiwedd ar gyfer dyfodol mwy llewyrchus. Ymunwch â ni ac fe fyddwch chi’n gweld y posibiliadau hefyd.

Ni yw rhif 10 ar restr y Sunday Times o’r 100 Sefydliad Dielw Gorau i weithio iddynt, gydag achrediad ‘Three Star Best Companies’ ar gyfer 2016, ac rydym hefyd wedi ennill Safon Aur Buddsoddwyr mewn Pobl.

Cynorthwy-ydd Materion Cyhoeddus a Pholisi

Caerdydd, 25 awr yr wythnos , Contract Parhaol
At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with around 435,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We’re number 10 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Three Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2016 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Policy and Public Affairs Assistant

Cardiff, 25 Hours per week, Permanent Contract


Fel Cynorthwy-ydd Materion Cyhoeddus a Pholisi ar gyfer RCN Cymru, byddwch yn defnyddio eich agwedd gadarnhaol a’ch sgiliau trefnu i gefnogi ein Ymgynghorwr Materion Cyhoeddus a Pholisi.

Yn y swydd amrywiol hon, bydd pob diwrnod yn llawn posibiliadau. Byddwch yn cymryd rhan mewn unrhyw beth o drefnu digwyddiadau i ddatblygu ein hymgyrch ddiweddaraf. Chi fydd yn rheoli dyddiadur yr Ymgynghorwr Materion Cyhoeddus a Pholisi, yn trefnu digwyddiadau ymgyrchoedd, yn creu nodiadau briffio ac yn cyfathrebu ag aelodau a staff ynglŷn â gweithgareddau ein hymgyrchoedd. Mae’n ffordd wych o ddatblygu eich sgiliau a’ch profiad yn ogystal â datblygu eich potensial.


As our Policy and Public Affairs Assistant for RCN Wales you’ll use your organisational skills and positive attitude to support our Policy and Public Affairs Adviser.

In this varied role every day will be filled with possibilities. You will get involved in everything from organising events to developing our latest campaign. We’ll look to you to manage the diary of the Policy and Public Affairs Adviser, organise campaign events, put together briefings and manage the consultation process. It’s a great way to build on your skills and experience and develop your potential.


Fel Cynorthwy-ydd Materion Cyhoeddus a Pholisi, byddwch yn gweithio wrth wraidd tîm sy’n ceisio dylanwadu ar ddarpariaeth gofal iechyd yng Nghymru, a’i gwella.


As our Policy and Public Affairs Assistant you’ll be at the heart of a team working to influence and improve healthcare provision in Wales.


Beth y gallwn ni ei gynnig i chi

Rydym yn disgwyl i chi edrych ar ôl eich cwsmeriaid ac rydym yn disgwyl i chi gael eich gwobrwyo am wneud hynny. Yn ogystal ag ystod eang o gyfleoedd datblygu a dysgu, gallwn gynnig ystod enfawr o fuddion i chi hefyd. Mae gennym strwythur tâl cystadleuol iawn, ac rydym yn cynnig trefniadau gweithio hyblyg a hyd at 32 diwrnod o wyliau bob blwyddyn.


What we offer you

We expect you to look after your customers and we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.


Er mwyn ymuno â ni, bydd gennych brofiad o ysgrifennu ar gyfer cynulleidfaoedd gwahanol a rhoi cefnogaeth weinyddol. Yn ddelfrydol, byddwch yn gwybod am faterion cyhoeddus a pholisi yng Nghymru a/neu byddwch yn dymuno datblygu eich sgiliau yn y maes hwn.

Dylai fod gennych sgiliau cyfathrebu ysgrifenedig a llafar ardderchog, y gallu i weithio yn rhan o dîm a’r gallu i weithio ar eich menter eich hun gan gymryd cyfrifoldeb dros eich prosiectau a blaenoriaethu eich gwaith. Dylech ymdrin â gwaith mewn modd trefnus a systematig, a bydd gennych brofiad ymarferol o ddefnyddio MS Office. Mae’r gallu i gyfathrebu’n effeithiol yn Gymraeg yn ddymunol ar gyfer y swydd hon, ac rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan siaradwyr Cymraeg.


To join us you’ll be experienced in organising events, providing administrative support and writing for different audiences. Ideally you will have knowledge of policy and public affairs in Wales and/or be looking to develop your skills in this field.

You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and to prioritise your workload. You should demonstrate initiative by taking personal ownership of projects. You should have a systematic, procedural approach to work, with a working knowledge of MS Office. The ability to communicate effectively in Welsh is desirable for this role and we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.


Er mwyn llwyddo yn y Coleg Nyrsio Brenhinol, y cyfan sydd angen i chi ei wneud yw meddwl yn ehangach, yn well ac yn fwy positif. Mae unrhyw beth yn bosibl gydag agwedd o’r fath.

I gael mwy o wybodaeth neu sgwrs anffurfiol, ffoniwch Lisa Turnbull, Ymgynghorwr Materion Cyhoeddus a Pholisi ar 02920 680769.

Dyddiad Cau: 19 Chwefror 2017

Dyddiad Canolfan Asesu a Chyfweliad: 1 Mawrth 2017


For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Lisa Turnbull, Policy and Public Affairs Adviser on 02920 680769.

Closing Date: 19 February 2017

Assessment Centre and Interview Date: 1 March 2017

PAC evidence to the Standards of Conduct Committee inquiry into lobbying

On behalf of members PAC submitted our evidence to the Standards of Conduct Committee inquiry into lobbying at the end of January.

PAC response was developed having surveyed our membership and staged a discussion event on 19 January 2017, which was attended by over fifty people including the Chair of the Standards Committee, Jayne Bryant AM; Jonathan Thomas from the Standards Commissioner’s office; and also the Clerk of the Standards Committee.

Our response has been agreed by the both the Executive of PAC and a working group of interested members which included: Kate Cubbage, British Medical Association Cymru Wales; Owain ap Gareth, Electoral Reform Society; Daran Hill, PAC Executive/Positif Politics; Mark Hinge, Bay Communications; Nesta Lloyd Jones, PAC Executive/Welsh NHS Confederation; and Rev Gethin Rhys, Cytun.

PAC will keep members informed of any developments via our website and social media but if you have any questions about our response please contact Nesta,


JOB: Communications Manager, Arriva Trains Wales

Title: Communications Manager
Location: Cardiff
Closing date: Monday, 06 February 2017
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Are you a great communicator?

Arriva Trains Wales is looking for a passionate and skilled communicator to support our newly established communications team in telling the story of our growth and successes.

As one of the largest and most high-profile businesses in Wales, thousands of people depend on us every day, so we have to be visible and transparent with the media and stakeholders.

We are one of the largest and most sought after employers in Wales, in an industry which is growing, with some exciting developments ahead.

If you are experienced at working in media relations and public affairs,  have energy, drive and an interest in the communities we serve this role could be for you.

The ability to work under pressure and respond to short deadlines in support of journalists is key and the ability to communicate in Welsh is an advantage.

Interested? Click here for the job description


Ydych chi’n cyfathrebu’n dda?

Mae Trenau Arriva Cymru’n chwilio am rywun sy’n frwd ac yn fedrus wrth gyfathrebu i gynorthwyo ein tîm cyfathrebu sydd newydd ei sefydlu i adrodd hanes ein twf a’n llwyddiannau.

Rydym yn un o’r busnesau mwyaf ac amlycaf yng Nghymru, ac mae miloedd o bobl yn dibynnu arnom ni bob dydd, felly mae’n rhaid inni fod yn weladwy ac yn dryloyw gyda’r cyfryngau a rhanddeiliaid.

Ni yw un o’r cyflogwyr mwyaf yng Nghymru ac rydym yn un mae llawer o bobl eisiau gweithio iddo, mewn diwydiant sy’n tyfu a lle mae datblygiadau cyffrous ar y gorwel.

Os oes gennych brofiad o weithio mewn cysylltiadau â’r cyfryngau a materion cyhoeddus, egni, digon o fynd a diddordeb yn y cymunedau rydym yn eu gwasanaethu, gallai’r swydd hon fod yn ddelfrydol i chi.

Mae’r gallu i weithio dan bwysau ac ymateb i derfynau amser caeth i gynorthwyo newyddiadurwyr yn hanfodol ac mae’r gallu i gyfathrebu yn Gymraeg yn fanteisiol.


JOB: Head of Grayling Wales

Job Title: Head of Grayling Wales

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £+ depending on experience

4/5 days a week

Job Details:

Grayling Wales, the longest standing public affairs agency in Wales, is looking to recruit a new Head of its Cardiff office.

You will liaise at all levels within the organisation, have an expert understanding of Welsh Government, Shadow Ministers, AMs, councillors and external organisations. You will work closely with teams across the organisation to ensure integrated local and national public affairs and PR activity.

We are looking for a proactive and confident influencer, preferably with the ability to expand client relationships and drive business growth. You will be highly motivated and have excellent organisational and leadership skills.

You must be able to demonstrate experience in similar roles.

Grayling Wales offers unrivalled experience in public affairs, communications, PR and media relations. Our consultants in Cardiff Bay offer strategic integrated communications support to help you understand the fluid priorities of decision makers, track legislation, take strategic action and analyse the impacts of further devolution on your work. Grayling Wales is part of a large network of offices across the globe and in the UK and benefits from working closely with the other six offices across the UK.


  • Leads the Wales division and is connected to other teams across the business to deliver integrated communications solutions for clients
  • Develops and delivers commercially astute, insightful political and public affairs strategies and solutions
  • Delivers the agreed financial objectives for their P&L (in conjunction with Grayling’s UK Head of Public Affairs)
  • Creates the business plan for their division in line with the overall strategic direction of the business
  • Creates and delivers marketing opportunities for the business
  • Balances commercial requirements with client needs, ensuring the continual success and profitability of the business unit
  • Develops, maintains and leverages strong client relationships which result in additional business
  • Proactively identifies new business opportunities and actions them by tailoring and leading the best team to respond, converting opportunities to revenue
  • Develops, maintains and leverages an active network of professional contacts


Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Excellent strategic understanding of politics, public affairs and public relations
  • Digitally savvy
  • Ability to drive profitable growth to plan
  • Supportive, inspiring and motivational leader
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A welsh speaker would also be desirable


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 27 January 2017

JOB: Public Affairs and Campaigning Officer (Wales), Alzheimer’s Society

Location: Cardiff

Closing Date: 20 January 2017

Location: Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff

Salary: £27,304 per annum (actual)

Hours: 35 per week

Contract type: Permanent

Interview date: 1/2 February 2017

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. In Wales, over 45,000 people are living with dementia, and the country is about to launch its first dementia strategy.

The Public Affairs & Campaigning Officer will play a crucial role in the Society’s influencing campaigns, building public support in order to raise the importance of dementia in the political arena in Wales.

You will liaise at all levels within the organisation, as well as with Welsh Government and Shadow Ministers, AMs, councillors and external organisations. You will work closely with teams across the organisation to ensure integrated local and national public affairs and campaigning activity.

You will have excellent knowledge of the Welsh political system, and significant experience in a campaigns, policy or parliamentary related role. This knowledge will be used to ensure that Alzheimer’s Society maximises its influencing opportunities.

We are looking for a proactive individual, able to build excellent internal and external relationships.

You will be motivated and enthusiastic with a real desire to improve the lives of those affected by dementia. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

You must have had experience of taking on similar roles in other charities working on influencing campaigns or have experience of and understanding of Alzheimer’s Society work.

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.

To find out more about the role, download a job description from the link below. You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

If you wish to apply, please download and read the job description and download an application form and job application guidelines and complete our online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Please send your completed application form to by 4pm on Friday 20 January 2017.

No CVs or agencies please.

Late applications will not be accepted.

For further information please contact or telephone 029 2048 0482.