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Reference: 70213

Date Added: 14 March 2019
Closing Date: 22 March 2019

Job Title: Senior Advisor (Part-time)

Working For: Welsh Conservative Group Office

Location: Cardiff

Salary: Salary range: £33,144 - £40,486 pro-rata

Job Details

Working hours: 7.4hours
Location: Ty Hywel, The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay

The core function of the National Assembly is to represent the interests of Wales and its people, to make laws for Wales and to hold the Welsh Government to account. It is largely through the formal business of the Assembly, in plenary and committees, that the Government is held to account, that policy ideas are debated and developed, and that proposals for legislation, policy and expenditure are improved by the scrutiny of the Assembly. The role of the Senior Advisor is intended to add an extra dimension to the advice and assistance available to Assembly Members to undertake this work.

Main duties include

  • Providing expert advice as a specialist in a particular field
  • Advising on issues of policy, finance and legislation before the Assembly and any other aspect of Assembly Business
  • Identifying local, national and international issues of relevance to Assembly business and briefing the Members accordingly
  • Contributing to policy thinking and planning
  • Preparing policy papers to support long-term policy thinking for the Group

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • 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

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

Closing Date: 22 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: Thursday 28 March 2019

Application Details

Apply via our website: http://www.assembly.wales/en/gethome/working/am-support-jobs/Pages/MBS-054-18.aspx using an application form.

Website: http://www.assembly.wales/en/Pages/Home.aspx

Additional Notes