Tom Giffard MS

Tom Giffard MS

Work Opportunity: Senior Communications Officer for Tom Giffard MS

Published 26/11/2020   |   Last Updated 09/06/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

Senior Communications Officer for Tom Giffard MS

Salary range: £26,650 - £37,612 pro rata (Band 1)

(Please note that recruitment will normally be at the minimum of the range)

Working hours: 7.4 hours: fixed term for 12 months

Location: Constituency 

Ref: MBS-017-21


Purpose of Job

To manage press and media related work as required for the Member of the Senedd ensuring that standards of confidentiality are maintained.

Main Duties

  • Establish and develop robust relations within the press, broadcast and online media in order to promote the work of Member of the Senedd
  • Manage press office systems and monitor media outlets effectively, covering print, broadcast and online in order to ensure the effective co-ordination within group.
  • Plan and develop strategy and organisation of media campaigns
  • Liaise with the Members of the Senedd / Office Managers and identify any aspects of their work which may be of interest 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

Essential Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or;
  • Formal Qualification eg NVQ level 4 or equivalent in media or communications

Essential Skills and Behaviours

  • Understanding of the media law. 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 media;
  • Excellent communication skills – with the ability to write and speak clearly & concisely and produce briefings/press notices using a variety of IT packages including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

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Job and person specification

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Important information 

Benefits of working for a Member


Closing date: 12:00pm (midday) 16 June 2021

Interview date: 18 June 2021