Policy and Communications Officer (FTC), Wales

We are looking to recruit a Policy & Communications Officer to work with our Executive Director for Wales

  • Cardiff, Wales
  • 12 month FTC, full time/ open to flexible working arrangements
  • circa £30K per annum + Competitive Benefits

About the role/person

Samaritans are looking to recruit a Policy & Communications Officer to work with our Executive Director for Wales. The post will be for 12 months and will provide maternity cover for the permanent postholder. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the work of Samaritans in Wales and to be a part of our dedicated and enthusiastic team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the work of Samaritans and of the Executive Director for Wales to raise awareness of our work and to influence policy and practice. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for increasing understanding of the work and messages of Samaritans at a Welsh national and local level through, for example, policy briefings for external audiences.

This post requires the experience of working in a communications, policy or public affairs environment with the ability to communicate at all levels within and outside the organisation. The role also requires the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders and a sound understanding of the role of communications and policy in a large, volunteer-led, federated charity.

The post is full time however, Samaritans are open to flexible working and will consider applications for working 4 days per week.

About Samaritans

At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.

.As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, well-being days, free parking, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.

To apply

Please download and read the full job description and application form below. Completed application forms should be emailed to no later than

09:00am on 5th August 2019. 1st Interviews to be held on 22nd August 2019.