Rhys Ab Owen MS

Rhys Ab Owen MS

Work Opportunity: Senior Casework & Research Officer for Rhys ab Owen

Published 28/09/2021   |   Last Updated 15/05/2024   |   Reading Time minutes

Senior Casework & Research Officer for Rhys ab Owen

Salary range: £30,520 - £42,811 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: 29.6

Location: Regional Office, Leckwith


Reference: MBS-004-24

Purpose of Job:

To take the lead and provide the Member with high quality research, analysis and briefing on a wide range of topics and handling casework. This may include subject areas which the post holder is unfamiliar.

Main Duties:

1. Provide timely high quality research advice, analysis and briefing on a range of legislative and policy areas

2. Develop and maintain knowledge of agreed subject areas so that you are able to anticipate and meet the information needs of the Member of the Senedd

3. Develop effective relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues from different service areas across the Senedd

4. Develop good working relationships with your counterparts in other UK legislatures, with the research community and with policy officials

Essential Knowledge and Experience

• Substantial experience of delivering research or briefing in a parliamentary or similar environment
• Experience of working directly with influential, high profile people in a busy environment
• Understanding of, and commitment to, combating discrimination and promoting the equality of opportunities and the Nolan Principles of Public Life

Essential Skills and Behaviours

• Sound judgement and a good understanding of what it means to work in a sensitive environment
• Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to summarise accurately a wide range of views and be able to quickly identify key issues from a range of sources of information
• A high level of proficiency in ICT in order to locate, analyse and present information effectively, particularly using Word and Excel
• Excellent ability to analyse complex information rapidly and identify key issues of relevance in a range of subject areas, including those where you have specialist and / or little previous knowledge
• Strong evidence of working with and supporting colleagues in order to be able to deal with the demands for research and briefing
• Strong organisational skills with the ability to rapidly assimilate new subject areas and deliver accurate briefing to tight deadlines
• Effective communication skills, with a wide range of stakeholders, ideally senior or high profile people


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

For details about the post and to apply, please contact Rhys.Livesy@senedd.wales 

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Job and person specification 

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Important information

Closing date: 17:00, 22 May 2024
Interview date: to be confirmed