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Website UK Government in Wales

Deputy Director, Head of Communications for the UK Government in Wales
Location: Cardiff. Wales office.
Salary: Circa £75k
Ref: 1576273
Contract: Two years with the possibility of extension or permanency subject to business requirements
Closing date: 11.59pm 26 March 2018.

The UK Government’s Office of the Secretary of State for Wales is looking for a strong leader with extensive communications experience to be Head of Communications for the UK Government in Wales.

Leading a small team of communications professionals, the Head of Communications will be the senior adviser to the Secretary of State for Wales, the wider ministerial team and senior officials, and will work to Ministers’ priorities in the Department along with promoting and supporting the Government’s wider public service reforms, with responsibility for campaigns, public and media relations, digital channels, stakeholder engagement and corporate communications.

We are seeking an exceptional strategic communications leader with experience of working in a complex environment that is subject to political and public scrutiny.

Whether from the public or private sector, you will have an impressive track record in providing clear, balanced advice and professional leadership at senior management level on a wide range of sensitive and complex communications issues, and a proven track record of devising and implementing effective internal and external communication strategies.

You will have a high degree of political sensitivity and professionalism to command confidence at every level, and will be a highly effective leader and manager of your own staff.

A knowledge of Welsh issues and Welsh language skills may be helpful but are not essential.

Mae Swyddfa Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru o fewn Llywodraeth y DU yn chwilio am arweinydd cryf sydd â phrofiad helaeth ym maes cyfathrebu i fod yn Bennaeth Cyfathrebu ar gyfer Llywodraeth y DU yng Nghymru.

Bydd y Pennaeth Cyfathrebu yn arwain tîm bychan o weithwyr proffesiynol ym maes cyfathrebu, ac yn gweithredu fel uwch gynghorydd i Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru, y tîm gweinidogol yn ehangach ac uwch swyddogion. Bydd yn gweithio ar flaenoriaethau Gweinidogion yn yr Adran, ynghyd â hyrwyddo a chefnogi diwygiadau gwasanaethau cyhoeddus ehangach y Llywodraeth, â chyfrifoldeb am ymgyrchoedd, cyswllt â’r cyhoedd a’r cyfryngau, cyfryngau digidol, ymgysylltu â rhanddeiliaid a chyfathrebu corfforaethol.

Rydym yn chwilio am arweinydd nodedig ym maes cyfathrebu strategol, gyda phrofiad o weithio mewn amgylchedd cymhleth sy’n destun craffu gwleidyddol a chyhoeddus. Boed chi’n dod o’r sector cyhoeddus, preifat neu wirfoddol, byddwch eisoes wedi gwneud argraff wrth roi cyngor clir a chytbwys ac arweinyddiaeth broffesiynol ar lefel uwch-reoli ar ystod eang o faterion cyfathrebu sensitif a chymhleth, a bydd gennych hefyd brawf o’ch profiad o ddyfeisio a chyflwyno strategaethau cyfathrebu effeithiol yn fewnol ac allanol. Bydd gennych lefel uchel o sensitifrwydd gwleidyddol a phroffesiynoldeb er mwyn ennyn hyder ar bob lefel, a byddwch yn arweinydd ac yn rheolwr hynod o effeithiol ar eich staff eich hun.

Sift/interview dates and location

At this stage, the expected timetable is:

Short List Meeting – 6 April 2018
Media Assessment and Ministerial briefing – Weeks commencing 16 and 23 April
Panel Interviews – 2 May 2018

Please note it may not be possible to offer alternative dates for either the assessments or interview.

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