Vacancy: Policy Officer
Title: Policy Officer
Location: Plaid Cymru HQ - Tŷ Gwynfor, Cardiff
Plaid Cymru staff operate a hybrid pattern of remote working and office working.
Type of Contract: Permanent, Full time
Flexible - Plaid Cymru are happy to discuss other forms of flexible working with any applicant who wished to take on this role on a part-time or job share basis.
Line Manager: Head of Policy
Salary: Band 3 (£23,008 - £29,483)
Appointments are usually made at the lower end of the scale.
Working hours: 37 hours per week, with the need for occasional evening and weekend work
Plaid Cymru operates a flexible working hours system. The post offers 28 days holiday per year with additional privilege days.
Purpose of the Role
To assist in coordinating Plaid Cymru’s policy and research activities and play a crucial role in ensuring that work is presented and communicated effectively to a wide range of audiences.
- Take a supporting role in organising the policy aspects of Party events, that may be held virtually and in-person, especially Conferences
- Administer the process for submitting motions and amendments to the Party’s policy-making events such as National Council and Annual Conference
- Provide support for the activities and decisions of the Policy Forum and the Steering Committee
- Support the development of the Party’s manifestos
- Help to turn research and policy into usable information, including the creation of briefings and information packs for the Party’s elected members, candidates, local branches and constituencies
- Liaise with the Party’s Campaigns and Communications teams to contribute written and digital content to help communicate the Party’s policies on various platforms
- Use available data and feedback to help identify new areas for research and policy development
- Support the Party’s consultation and research activities relating to policy development
- Support the effective administration of the Party’s Policy Development Grant allocation and to adhere to the Electoral Commission’s regulations for administering the grant
Key Skills and Experience
- A degree or equivalent professional experience in politics or related fields such as law, social policy, or the humanities
- An understanding of Plaid Cymru’s values and key policies
- An interest in the politics and policy-making process in Wales
- The ability to undertake research, evaluate and summarise key points
- The ability to work to deadlines, be organised and manage time effectively
- The ability to work well as part of a team, and develop good working relationships across areas of responsibility
- The ability to convey ideas and policies in concise and readable terms for a variety of audiences
- The ability to communicate fluently and effectively in English and Welsh
- Experience of working within political and/or member-led organisations
10am, Friday, 2 February 2024