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Policy Officer

Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6XB
Grade 7 (£29,636 - £32,878 per annum)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Fixed Term until 31/3/20
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Job Summary

The Policy Officer contributes to the development and implementation of the strategic policy framework for partnership working in Blaenau Gwent in line with Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 with a key focus on Exiting the EU.

This post can also be offered as a secondment opportunity.  Before applying for this as a secondment opportunity, candidates should seek approval to be released from their current post by their Line Manager. Secondments are available to permanent staff of the Authority only.


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As Policy Officer you will work in-line with the requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and contribute to key policy and strategic obligations and emerging legislation with a key focus on Exiting the EU.  You will also contribute to other key policy issues including Town and Community Councils, Armed Forces and the Local Government Bill.

You will identify and utilise robust evidence, such as statistics, research and analysis to support the production of intelligence products e.g. WLGA Policy briefing and Updates, preparation guidance from the Home Office for Exiting the EU and relevant national and local statistical sources.

You will support the coordination and implementation of effective performance management arrangements, with a specific focus on supporting the Blaenau Gwent EU Exit Planning group, including the supporting the production of appropriate delivery plans and quarterly reporting arrangements to the WLGA.

You will develop and maintain effective internal and external working relationships with professional staff in Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and in partner organisations through joint working, strategic planning and implementation.

You will be educated to Degree level or equivalent in a related discipline or subject.  Essential experience includes proven experience of working in a relevant field and of utilising robust evidence, such as statistics, research and analysis to influence decision-making.  You will also have experience of working across multi-agency partnerships, an ability to demonstrate influence skills in dealing with partnership business and the ability to draft, prepare and implement strategic reports, policies and procedures.

You must possess knowledge of the key issues facing public services in Wales, for example Exiting the EU and its impact on policy development and review.

The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.


Closing Date:          Thursday 30 May 2019 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date:        Monday 17 June 2019

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