Joel James MS

Joel James MS

Work Opportunity: Communications Officer for Joel James MS

Published 04/10/2022   |   Last Updated 27/03/2024   |   Reading Time minutes

Communications Officer for Joel James MS

Salary range: £24,143 - £35,388 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: 1 day (7.4hours) per week

Location: Constituency Office & Home

Appointment Type: Fixed-term for 12months

Ref: MBS-112-23

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. Prepare and manage graphics for public engagement of the Member
  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

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 

Closing date: 17:00, 10 April 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed