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Reference: 82094

Date Added: 13 January 2022
Closing Date: 26 January 2022

Job Title: Director of Strategy and Communications

Working For: Welsh Conservative Group in the Welsh Parliament

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £43,802 plus benefits

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The Director of Strategy and Communications in the Welsh Conservative Group will support its Members to drive the communications and media agenda of their work in the Welsh Parliament, and help to coordinate policy development and presentation.

Main duties:

  • Support Members to drive the communications and media agenda for the Members of the Welsh Conservative Group relating to the business of the Welsh Parliament
  • Advising Members on issues of policy, finance and legislation before the Senedd and any other aspect of Senedd Business
  • Identifying local, national and international issues of relevance to Senedd business and briefing the Members of the Group accordingly
  • Contributing to policy thinking, planning and strategy
  • Liaising with outside interest groups to assist the Group Members' contribution to Senedd business
  • Delivering strategic communications and public affairs support
  • Speechwriting, question and amendment preparation and related research
  • Evaluate and interpret complex research results.

Essential Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience of working effectively within a political environment, including resolving complex issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Management responsibility for a multi-disciplined team of staff with a proven track record of delivering results
  • Specialist strategic knowledge and experience of developing policies and strategies with effective results
  • Knowledge and proven experience of communications at a national level.

Essential Skills and Behaviours

  • Judgement and clarity of thought to juggle resources, competing demands and take sensible decisions in a fast moving and sensitive political environment
  • Communication skills, tact and personal impact to win the trust and confidence of Members and other senior figures
  • High level analytical and research skills to understand and critique complex policy and legislative material
  • Exceptional drafting and presentation skills to present complex issues and policy options clearly, succinctly and accurately, orally and in writing
  • A high level of political awareness and the ability to shape output to the needs and priorities of the Group.

Closing Date: 26 January 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place the week commencing 31st January, in person in Cardiff.

Applications need to be received by 5pm on the closing date.

Application Details

For more information and to apply visit: https://senedd.wales/work-opportunities/work-for-a-member-of-the-senedd/work-opportunity-director-of-strategy-and-communications-for-the-welsh-conservative-group/

For an informal conversation about the role please call Paul Smith on 07970929608 or email paul.smith@senedd.wales

Website: https://www.conservatives.wales/

Additional Notes