Policy Officer

Salary: circa £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Generous benefits package
Status:Permanent post, 37 hours per week
Location: Tongwynlais, Cardiff

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented professional to join a highly effective and collaborative team committed to promoting world-class education, training and skills outcomes for all post-compulsory learners in Wales.

ColegauCymru is a post-compulsory education charity; we promote the public benefit of post compulsory education and learning.  We also convene the further education (FE) Principals’ Forum, which represents further education colleges and FE institutions (FEIs) in Wales.  ColegauCymru also undertakes research, policy development and provides practical support to FE colleges in Wales.

We are looking for an astute individual to support policy development and to conduct research to inform our influencing strategies to raise the profile of ColegauCymru and represent the interests of the Further Education sector in Wales. This is a hands-on role, operating at pace, keeping abreast of political developments and communicating effectively across our membership organisations. You will possess good research skills and engage with key stakeholders to provide formal evidence based responses to consultations ensuring our recommendations shape emerging policies.

You will have experience in public affairs gained within the Welsh political landscape and ideally have a good understanding of Post 16 Education policy within Wales. With good written and oral English language skills, you will be a confident communicator with the ability to engage a wide range of different audiences using different media. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be confident in nurturing relationships with key senior stakeholders in Welsh government and across the Further Education. With strong organisational skills, you will have the ability to manage competing demands and work within tight timescales. The ability to speak Welsh is highly desirable for this post.

There are attractive benefits on offer for the right candidate including:-

  • Salary of circa £30,000 depending on experience
  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and up to 5 efficiency days
  • 37 hour working week with a flexible working culture
  • Based in Tongwynlais, Cardiff with free on-site parking
  • Generous career average contributory pension scheme

Closing date: Monday 10th February with interviews to take place on Tuesday 25th February.

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