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Head of Policy (Wales)

Employer
FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES 2
Location
Cardiff, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

FSB is seeking an experienced policy professional to join its Wales team and support key policy objectives. This role will also involve the line management of a Deputy Head of Policy (Wales)

A key part of this role will involve supporting the Wales Policy Unit and the Head of Wales. You will be required to conduct research to develop policies for Wales as well as lead in commissioning any external work. This will include consulting with members on an ongoing basis, managing relationships with third party organisation and overseeing national survey work.

This role will require the post holder to undertake external affairs activity, giving evidence to Senedd committees. The successful candidate will have experience developing and maintain a high-level network of key stakeholders. You may also have to give evidence to Parliamentary Committees in Westminster on Wales-related issues as and when required.

You will assume responsibility for the internal communication of policy positions, including drafting policy briefings for the Wales Policy Chair and Head of Wales as necessary

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of originating and managing a research programme in a similar environment. They will also have proven policy experience gained in at least one of the following:
  • Policy/public affairs post in similar organisation
  • A political party, either as an elected representative or in a policy function
  • The Civil Service or a related agency
  • The Senedd/ Welsh Parliament
  • A think tank or other appropriate third sector organisation or NGO
  • A senior role within a recognised research institution

About Us

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Established over 45 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making organisation that's run by members, for members.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

We don't only provide fantastic membership benefits - FSB is also the UK's leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. FSB is an influential lobbying voice across the UK nations, leading and influencing the business agenda and policy in the four legislatures in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to provide at interview stage their highest education certificates as listed on their CV and verification of their eligibility to work in the UK.

FSB is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusion across gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs and disability. We believe that diversity and inclusion in our team is integral to our success in supporting the UK's vast array of small businesses.

Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email.

All applications to be received by 24 January 2021, any applications received after this date will be held on file for a maximum of 3 months and reviewed if the first round of applicants are unsuccessful.
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