Council: Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)

County: Mainly home working with occasional travel for meetings

Salary: Salary Scale Points 30-34 (currently £36,298-£40,478 pro rata)

Closing date: 09/09/2023 23:00

Wales Policy Liaison Officer

Applications must be returned by 09/09/2023 23:00

5 hours per week (subject to review)
Local Government Pension Scheme
25 + 2 days annual leave (pro rata) in addition to bank holidays

The role
The pending retirement of our Wales Policy Liaison Officer (WPLO) means we are looking for a successor to be the face of SLCC in Wales guiding and developing our policies for our Welsh members.

Reporting to the CEO and working closely with SLCC’s External Affairs & Policy Development Manager and Welsh Board Directors, the WPLO will:

  • Listen to and represent the views and needs of Welsh members
  • Liaise with Welsh Government and Officials and draft SLCC submissions and responses to consultations
  • Work closely with a range of stakeholders including Welsh Government, One Voice Wales, The Welsh Local Government Association and Wales Audit Office
  • Represent and promote SLCC and its aims and objective with, or in place of, the CEO across the sector and at branch meetings and SLCC events.

What are we looking for
We are looking for someone with professional experience in Wales who has a firm grasp of the sector, its structure and the key issues and challenges facing it. A professional and strong communicator, managing relationships will be a key skill as will working with a wide range of stakeholders each of which have particular priorities.

To apply
Click here to view the job description and person specification.

Please submit CV and covering letter in support of your application to: [email protected]

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the current Wales Policy Liaison Officer, Mark Galbraith, [email protected]

Interviews will take place late September 2023.