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Head of Policy and Public Affairs (Wales)

  • Salary: £40,226
  • Location: Carers Wales, Unit 5 Ynys Bridge Court, Cardiff, CF15 9SS / Hybrid Working
  • Job type: Full-time / Fixed Term Contract to March 2025 with the possibly of an extension dependent on funding
  • Closing date: 26 June, 12pm noon.


About you

Do you want to make a difference to those providing unpaid care to family and friends? Would you like to join an established charity with a proud 60 years of history? Do you want to join a passionate and devoted team in Wales? Then Carers Wales wants to hear from you.

We are looking for an experienced policy and public affairs professional to develop our well-respected policy influencing and campaigning work on behalf of unpaid carers in Wales.


About the role

You will work to ensure that Welsh Government, politicians and policy makers understand the needs of carers and work to improve and increase support, including carers rights and equality and access to services and support. You will achieve this by working with carers, engaging them with our policy, public affairs and campaign activity.

You will have experience of generating support for charitable missions, making a policy influencing impact and undertaking and disseminating research. You demonstrate political astuteness and judgement and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including preparing papers and public speaking, as well as being a confident people manager.

Diversity and inclusion

Carers UK is committed to becoming a diverse and truly inclusive organisation. We strive to create a workplace where our colleagues and volunteers can truly be themselves and feel like they belong and constantly seek to ensure all voices are heard.

To embrace this culture of diversity, our employee and volunteer recruitment should reflect our stakeholders and the society that we serve and support, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, disabilities or religious practices. We value individual diversity and are actively building diverse teams here at Carers UK and value our colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds.

As a membership charity for carers, we particularly seek employees and volunteers with a real understanding of the issues faced by carers. Reasonable adjustments can be made to the process and role dependent on the needs of the applicant.


How to apply

At Carers UK we want our application process to be as accessible as possible. If you need any adjustments to apply please email the recruitment team to discuss.

The closing date for applications is 26 June, 12pm noon

Personal statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), CV, personal details form and completed monitoring form should be emailed to The information on the diversity monitoring form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Carers UK anonymises all applications prior to shortlisting.

Carers UK are actively interviewing for this role as we receive applications.

Carers UK reserves the right to appoint at any stage, should an outstanding candidate emerge

Carers UK may carry out online and social media checks before a formal offer is made.

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