Janet Finch Saunders

Janet Finch Saunders

Work Opportunity: Communications Officer for Janet Finch-Saunders MS

Published 21/01/2022   |   Last Updated 07/01/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

Communications Officer for Janet Finch-Saunders MS

Salary range: £22,757 - £33,356 pro-rata

All new staff are expected to enter on the scale minimum of the appropriate pay band. Individual staff will, subject to satisfactory performance, move up the incremental scale one point at a time on the anniversary of their commencement of employment until they reach the scale maximum for their band.

Working hours: 22.2

Location: Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay

Appointment type: Permanent 

Ref: MBS-124-21

Purpose of Job

To undertake research/press and media related work as required for the Member of the Senedd ensuring that standards of confidentiality are maintained.

Main Duties

  1. Establish a broad range of contacts within the press, broadcast and online media in order to promote the work of the Member of the Senedd
  2. Research, prepare and write press releases, statements to the media
  3. Liaise with the Member of the Senedd / Office Manager and identify any aspects of their work which may be of interest to the media
  4. Identify forthcoming events which may provide potential media opportunities

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of working effectively within the written press, broadcast or online industry, or public relations sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of media handling techniques including designing a communications plan
  • Understanding of the need to reflect the views of the MS in a manner which reflects equal opportunity and is not inflammatory, insensitive, libelous, slanderous or defamatory
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, combating discrimination and promoting the equality of opportunities and the Nolan Principles of Public Life

Essential Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or;
  • Formal Qualification eg NVQ level 3 or 4 or equivalent in media or communications.

You are advised to read the full Job and Person Specification before applying for this post

For more information and to apply, please submit an application form to janet.finch-saunders@senedd.wales 

Closing date: 23 January 2022, 22:00

Interview date: To be confirmed