Buffy Williams MS

Buffy Williams MS

Work Opportunity: Senior Researcher and Communications Officer for Elizabeth 'Buffy' Williams MS

Published 12/08/2021   |   Last Updated 25/11/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

Senior Researcher and Communications Officer for Elizabeth 'Buffy' Williams MS

Salary Range £26,650 - £37,612 pro rata (band 1)

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


Location: Senedd Cymru / Welsh Parliament, Cardiff Bay & constituency office Tonypandy. 

Job Reference: MBS-107-21

Job Purpose:

To manage press and media related work as required for the Member of the Senedd ensuring that standards of confidentiality are maintained. Provide timely high quality research advice, analysis and briefing on a range of legislative and policy areas. 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.

Main Duties

  • Take individual responsibility for providing timely, high quality advice, analysis and briefing on a wide range of topics to assist with dealing with constituency casework or helping to inform debates.
  • 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

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

To apply, please submit an application form to leanne.parsell@senedd.wales 

Job and Person Specification

Application Form

Benefits of working for a Member

Important Information

Closing date: 5pm, 07 December 2021

Interview date: to be confirmed