Andrew RT Davies

Andrew RT Davies

Work Opportunity: Senior Communications Officer for Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservative Senedd Group

Published 25/11/2021   |   Last Updated 23/01/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

Deputy Chief of Staff for Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservative Senedd Group

Salary range: £27,450 - £38,740 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

Ref: MBS-085-22

Purpose of Job

To work as part of the communications, research and constituent engagement team, supporting members of the Welsh Conservative Group to maximise their impact in communication with the public about the way they are undertaking their Senedd duties. The Welsh Conservative Group in the Senedd is active in all aspect of the Senedd’s work, represents the interests of Wales and its people and holds the Welsh Government to account. Staff working for the group support all Members of the Conservative group in administering the group’s business in the Senedd, and coordinate and support the activity of the group in this fast paced, political environment.

Main Duties

1. Manage press office systems and monitor media outlets effectively, covering print, broadcast and online in order to ensure the effective co-ordination within group.

2. Establish and develop robust relations within the press, broadcast and online media in order to promote awareness of the work of Members of the Senedd.

3. 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 assist with planning and developing strategy and organisation of their media campaigns.

4. Research, prepare and write press releases and statements to the media

Essential Knowledge and Experience

• Substantial experience of working effectively within the written press, broadcast or online industry, or public relations sector ideally within a political or similar environment;
• Experience of developing and implementing communications strategy and organising media campaigns
• Knowledge and understanding of media handling techniques including formulating press releases;
• Experience or understanding of media law;

• 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 or;
  • Formal Qualification eg NVQ level 4 or equivalent in media or communications

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 

Please note that two posts are currently advertised in the office, you can find details of the other post here. Only one of these posts will be filled. 

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Job and person specification 

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Closing date: 00.00, 5 February 2023.

Interview date: To be confirmed