Tom Giffard MS

Tom Giffard MS

Work Opportunity: Communications Officer for Tom Giffard MS

Published 05/05/2021   |   Last Updated 20/09/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

Communications Officer for Tom Giffard MS

Salary Range £21,225 - £28,624 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: 37 hours per week

Appointment Type: Permanent

Location: Cardiff and Porthcawl

Job Reference: MBS-048-22

Job Purpose:

To provide the Member of the Senedd with communications support 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 draft press releases and 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. Establish a social media presence and publicise events, surgeries etc. and follow up on social media queries and comments

5. Develop e-communications with constituents and groups campaigning on local issues across the region

Essential Knowledge and Experience:

• 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
• Experience in media or communications.

Essential Qualifications:

• Demonstrable numeracy and literacy skills e.g. English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C or above

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

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Closing date: 30 September 2022 (16:00)

Interview date: To be confirmed