Work Opportunity: Policy and Research Advisor for Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, Plaid Cymru Senedd Group Leader

Published 16/08/2023   |   Last Updated 16/08/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

Policy and Research Advisor for Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, Plaid Cymru Senedd Group Leader

Salary range: £28,274 - £39,902 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: 14.8

Location: Senedd, Cardiff Bay

Appointment type: Permanent

Ref: MBS-056-23

Purpose of Job

The main aim of the post is to advise the Group Leader and Group Members on policy issues and take a leading role in implementing the policy development and research work stream of the Group.

Main Duties

  • To advise the Leader, Senedd Group and staff on internal and external policy development issues.
  • To write speeches as required by the Leader.
  • To assess relevant opportunities for the use of external engagement and consultation to gauge the views of external persons in relation to policy proposals and suggest any changes to policy based on such work.
  • To contribute to the process of preparation of major policy announcements on behalf of the Leader and the Group and to ensure the effective researching of such announcements

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • Substantial experience of delivering research or briefing in a parliamentary or similar environment
  • Experience of planning, executing and evaluating keynote addresses and external engagement activities
  • Experience of working effectively within policy and research development at a strategic level

 Essential Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject

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 Carmen.Smith@senedd.wales 

Application form

Job and Person Specification

Important information 

Benefits of working for a Member

Closing date: 16:00, 23 August 2023

Interview date: To be confirmed