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Deputy Head of Policy (Wales)

Cardiff

Posted 19/02/2021

£37,851 plus competitive benefits package

Top Reasons to Apply
  1. FSB is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  2. FSB is seeking an experienced policy professional to assist in driving the FSB Wales policy operation and to ensure that the interests of FSB members are represented to the Senedd/Welsh Parliament committees.
  3. We’re looking for someone with proven experience in one of the following: Welsh Political party, Welsh Civil Service, Senedd/Welsh parliament, policy or public affairs research and monitoring post.
Job Description

Deputy Head of Policy (Wales)

Location: Cardiff Office
Salary: £37,851 plus competitive benefits package

FSB is seeking an experienced policy professional to assist in driving the FSB Wales policy operation and to ensure that the interests of FSB members are represented to the Senedd/Welsh Parliament committees.

In this role, you will support the Head of Policy identify, research, develop and promote policy positions on Welsh policy issues. You will be required to brief and act as an advisor on key policy issues for the Welsh Policy Chair and members.

This role will also support the wider Welsh team lobbying and advocate FSB policy to key stakeholders including politicians, Ministers and civil servants. We’re looking for someone with the ability to produce briefings and articles for both internal and external publication. This role may also require the postholder to provide interviews to broadcast media.

We’re looking for someone with proven experience in one of the following: Welsh Political party, Welsh Civil Service, Senedd/Welsh parliament, policy or public affairs research and monitoring post. You will have a thorough knowledge of the political processes and systems of the Welsh Government. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and the ability to carry out survey work and statistical analyst. Strong presentation skills are also required.

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. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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 07 March 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.

Company Information

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a UK business organisation representing small and medium-sized businesses. It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed (NFSE). The current name for the organisation was adopted in 1991. It is registered with Companies House as The National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited (company number 1263540).

FSB is a member-led, not-for-profit and non-party political organisation. FSB is a lobbying organisation representing small firms and the self-employed to UK, national, local and devolved government. FSB offers its members a range of benefits, such as a 24-hour legal advice line and free business banking.

Key Facts
  • Head Office:

    Sir Frank Whittle Way
    Blackpool
    FY4 2FE

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