Policy Officer (Social Services and Health)

Closing Date:         Tuesday 3 October 2023

Interview Date:      Thursday 26 October 2023

Salary:                           Grade 5 - SCP 33-41 (£39,493 - £47,573)

Term:                             Permanent

Politically Restricted:  Yes  

Welsh Language essential: No. The ability to speak and write fluently is desirable for this role.

About the Role

The Social Services and Housing Directorate covers a range of policy areas and includes a number of grant funded teams with more specific remits.  The remit of the directorate includes social services and health; housing; asylum seekers, refugees and migration; community safety, including issues affecting Fire and Rescue Authorities and the Armed Forces community.  The grant funded teams within the Directorate include the Joint Inspection Team (for building safety); National Commissioning Board; National Neurodivergence Service (previously the National Autism Team); Wales Safer Communities Network; and the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership.  The Directorate also provides a significant link to the National Adoption Service and Foster Wales.

Many of the issues that fall within the remit of the Directorate are cross-cutting and require cross-policy and cross-sector working, working closely with local authorities and a range of other partners, with a focus on improving outcomes for citizens across Wales. 

Based within the Social Services and Housing Directorate in the WLGA, the post holder will provide specialist policy advice and support on all aspects of social services and social care issues (children and adults), and their interface with health care services and the NHS, from a local government perspective. 

Apply Now!

For an initial discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Naomi Alleyne, Director of Social Services & Housing on 07770958639. 

To apply, please send a covering letter with a completed application form by the closing date of Tuesday 3 October 2023 to: recruitment@wlga.gov.uk

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Thursday 26 October 2023

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to undertake a task before attending for interview, as well as pre-interview tasks on the day, followed by an interview with a selection panel.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the UK. 


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