Andrew RT Davies

Andrew RT Davies

Work Opportunity: Director of Strategy and Communications for the Welsh Conservative Group

Published 10/10/2021   |   Last Updated 12/01/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

Director of Strategy and Communications for the Welsh Conservative Group

Salary range:  £35,858 - £43,802 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

Location: Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay

Appointment Type: Permanent

Ref: MBS-125-21

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 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 Director of Strategy in the Welsh Conservative Group will support its Members to drive the communications and media agenda of their work in the Welsh Parliament, and help to coordinate policy development and presentation.

Main Duties

  1. Support Members to drive the communications and media agenda for the Members of the Welsh Conservative Group relating to the Business of the Welsh Parliament
  2. Coordinate the development and presentation of Group policy
  3. Advising Members on issues of policy, finance and legislation before the Senedd and any other aspect of Senedd Business
  4. Identifying local, national and international issues of relevance to Senedd business and briefing the Members of the Group accordingly

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of working effectively within a political environment, including resolving complex issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Management responsibility for a multi-disciplined team of staff with a proven track record of delivering results
  • Specialist strategic knowledge and experience of developing policies and strategies with effective results
  • Knowledge and proven experience of communications at a national level
  • 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
  • NVQ Qualification level 4 or equivalent in a relevant subject

Essential Skills and Behaviours

  • Judgement and clarity of thought to juggle resources, competing demands and take sensible decisions in a fast moving and sensitive political environment
  • Communication skills, tact and personal impact to win the trust and confidence of Members and other senior figures
  • High level analytical and research skills to understand and critique complex policy and legislative material

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: Wednesday 26th January, 17:00

Interview date: Week commencing 31st January