Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Public Affairs and Policy Manager for Wales


Permanent, 35 hours per week

Based in CSP Cardiff office CF11

The CSP is the trade union and educational, professional organisation for the UK’s 58,000 registered physiotherapists, support workers and students. We are a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council.  

Our goal is to transform the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by empowering our members and exerting our influence. Our ambition is for physiotherapy to transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations.

The CSP’s values are courage, integrity, inclusivity and learning. These values run through all that we do.

The Public Affairs and Policy Manager for Wales role is primarily responsible for influencing on behalf of the CSP politicians, civil servants and opinion formers in Wales.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of CSP policy in relation to Wales and the UK as a whole, in collaboration with colleagues from across the CSP.

The role is part of the CSP’s Policy Team with team members in London, Edinburgh and Belfast offices. The role is also part of CSP Team Wales, with other CSP staff with a specific responsibility for Wales.

To fill this role, the CSP is looking for a motivated individual, with a background in influencing public policy and a passion to improve healthcare. In this role, the ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders and build alliances is critical. 

The post is likely to appeal to an individual from a professional body/trade union or voluntary sector background, with an interest in using policy and public affairs activity to bring about change.

Our Values

At the CSP our goal is to create a culture which is characterised by innovation, respect, encouragement, passion and teamwork.  We all strive for continuous improvement and to be the best at everything we do.  We aspire to work in a way that embodies our values of learning, courage, inclusive and integrity.  Our shared values are part of our organisational DNA and reflect the expectations we have of ourselves and others. They guide what we do and how we do it to have the greatest impact for our members.  Please click here for further information.

For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Newton, Head of Policy, at

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 10:00am, Tuesday 28 May 2019

Interview date: Thursday 6 June 2019

We offer an excellent benefits package, including 27 days annual leave, career average pension scheme and lunch allowance.

The CSP is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.