Deputy Chief of Staff for Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservative Senedd Group
Salary range: £36,934 - £45,116 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
Location: Senedd, Cardiff Bay
Appointment type: Permanent
Purpose of Job
The core functions of the Senedd are to represent the interests of Wales and its people, to make laws for Wales, agree Welsh taxes and to hold the Welsh Government to account. It is largely through the formal business of the Senedd, in plenary and committees, that the Welsh Government is held to account, that policy ideas are debated and developed, and that proposals for legislation, policy and expenditure are improved by the scrutiny of the Welsh Parliament.
The Deputy Chief of Staff for the Welsh Conservative Senedd Group will support the Welsh Conservative Members of the Senedd to drive their agenda through parliamentary business, helping to coordinate policy development and support the Chief of Staff in managing the Group staff team.
1. Work with Members to drive their agenda for business in the Welsh Parliament, utilising parliamentary process to achieve their goals and manage the weekly process for Senedd contributions.
2. Deliver first class research and press output, supporting the team of researchers and press officers to maximise promotions of Welsh Conservative MS contributions to the Senedd agenda.
3. Develop and manage an exciting range of debate motions, leading on opposition debates in the Senedd.
4. Liaise with outside interest groups to assist the Group Members contribution to Senedd business.
Essential Knowledge and Experience
• Experience of delivering consistent results in a senior capacity within a busy Newsroom, Press Office, Public Affairs Team or political environment.
• A thorough knowledge, understanding and experience of policy development
• Experience in managing and motivating colleagues towards clearly-defined aims and goals.
• A proven track record in dealing with senior management and/or elected officials.
• Understanding of, and commitment to, combating discrimination and promoting the equality of opportunities and the Nolan Principles of Public Life
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 Paul.Smith@Senedd.wales or for an informal conversation call Paul Smith on 07970929608 or Andrew RT Davies MS on 07804260032 or email Andrew.RTDavies-Restricted@Senedd.Wales
Closing date: Midnight, 9 February 2023.
Interview date: 16 February 2023.