Communications Officer

Salary: £30-35K

Location: Wales – at present we do not have a physical office and are all working remotely. Once restrictions ease, we will discuss with our staff any potential blended models of home and office/hub working. We will continue to support remote working where needed.

Term: The position is offered on a permanent basis for the remainder of this Senedd term with an option to extend in future.

This role is available as a secondment for up to two years for Welsh public sector employees. Please follow your own organisation’s policy around informing and getting permission from line managers before applying.

Closing date: 19 September, 12:00

Fluency in spoken and written Welsh is essential for this role. 

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be judged less favourably than those submitted in English.

Summary 

About the Centre for Digital Public Services (CDPS) 

Here to deliver better public services that work for everyone the Centre for Digital Public Services (Wales) is an arms-length body of Welsh Government set up to enable and support digital transformation of public services in Wales.  

We work with colleagues across the public sector in Wales to deliver services that are accessible to everyone and ensure the people that design and deliver the services have the skills, capability and support they need.  

We’re creating a blended team of digital experts made up of permanent staff, fixed term appointments, secondments from the Welsh public sector and suppliers to work together to deliver our aims.   

The Role

Reporting into the Head of Communications and Engagement, you’ll be part of a team delivering engaging and effective communications to support the objectives of the Centre and deliver better public services in Wales. You’ll be a Welsh speaking comms professional with media and stakeholder management experience and the ability to engage effectively with audiences across multiple channels, including digital.  We’d particularly like to hear from you if you have experience of delivering communications in a change or transformation environment. 

What you’ll do

Who you are

We want to hear from people with skills in

You should be 

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you, so do please apply.  

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. We embrace equality of opportunity irrespective of disability, neurodivergence, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, gender and gender presentation, marital status, sexual orientation, culture and religion

Benefits  

Generous holiday entitlement – 28 days annual leave plus public holidays  

37.5-hour week for all full-time team members  

Flexible working policy

Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension  

How to Apply    

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to support your application. 

The covering letter should be no more than two sides of A4.  Please provide evidence in the letter of your suitability for the role, based on our “Who You Are” section and explain why you are interested in the position and where you saw the job advertised.  

Applications should be submitted to careers@digitalpublicservices.gov.wales