Communications and Public Affairs Manager

Grade 6 (SCP 42 – 43) (£44,632 - £45,591) Closing Date: 19th September 2021   

Closing Date - 19th September 2021

Politically Restricted:  Yes                                           Welsh Language essential: Yes

About the Role

The WLGA’s political leaders have outlined an ambitious Manifesto ahead of May’s Senedd elections and the 2022 local elections. Our members have set the organisation a challenge to be more positive and persuasive in everything we do, focusing more on public affairs and strengthening engagement with our wider membership and Members of the Senedd.

This is an exciting role within the WLGA, which will be integral in refocusing and reshaping the WLGA’s approach to communications and public affairs as we come out of the COVID pandemic and developing relations with the new Senedd and newly elected councils following the 2022 local elections.

Working closely with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and WLGA political leadership, the Communications and Public Affairs Manager will advise, manage and deliver the organisation’s corporate communications and public affairs activity in order to secure positive change on behalf of local government. 

The Communications and Public Affairs Manager will manage a Communications Team including two Communications Officers and will identify and develop opportunities and relationships with partners and key stakeholders.  The post-holder will seek to coordinate and develop a community of council communications practitioners to contribute and support national WLGA campaigns and promote the reputation of local government collectively.

We are looking for an innovative, motivated and talented individual who will be able to make an immediate impact, bringing new ideas and energy and helping to steer the WLGA forward.

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