Development Officer for the Welsh Conservative Group
Salary range: £26,650-£37,612 pro-rata (Band 1)
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: 18.5 hours
Location: Cardiff Bay/Abergele/Home
Appointment Type: Permanent
Purpose of Job:
To work with Members of the Senedd, and their support staff, in the Welsh Conservative Group in the Senedd by advising on how to develop and arrange media and community campaigns, helping to promote and educate constituents on the role of Members of the Senedd and the Senedd.
1. Support Welsh Conservative Members of the Senedd to promote local issues and concerns in the Senedd.
2. Establish and develop robust press, broadcast and online media processes to promote the work of the Members of the Senedd in the Welsh Conservative Group.
3. Plan and develop strategy and organisation of media and community campaigns
4. Liaise with the Members of the Senedd / Office Managers and identify any aspects of their work which may be of interest to the media and their communities
Essential Knowledge and Experience
• Experience of working for a Member of Parliament, Member of the Senedd or a Political Party with a focus on communications and/or engagement
• Experience of developing and implementing communications strategy and organising campaigns
• Knowledge and understanding of media handling techniques including formulating press releases;
• Understanding of, and commitment to, combating discrimination and promoting the equality of opportunities and the Nolan Principles of Public Life
• A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
• Formal Qualification eg NVQ level 4 or equivalent in media or communications
Essential Skills and Behaviours
• Evidence of co-ordinating work of team to ensure that work is produced to tight deadlines;
• Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships across professional boundaries with members of the press and the community;
• Effective organisation, planning and presentational skills with the ability to work flexibly and juggle a range of tasks;
• Ability to use initiative, generate ideas and communicate news items effectively;
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, confidentiality and an understanding of the need to reflect the views of the Party in a manner which reflects equal opportunity and is not inflammatory, insensitive, libellous, slanderous or defamatory;
• A good understanding of current affairs and issues of relevance to Wales.
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
Closing date: 25 November 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed