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Our vision is world-class education for Wales. Our mission is to demonstrate the value of further education to all learners, society and the economy. We pride ourselves on providing high quality services to our stakeholders. But we can only do this with the commitment and hard work of our excellent team of staff.

ColegauCymru comprises of a small team of enthusiastic and skilled individuals and the organisation has extensive experience in the further education sector in Wales.


Policy Officer 

Contract Type: Full time, fixed term (12 months) (Job-share/part time considered)   
Salary: £32,859 - £36,073 (pro rata) 
Location: A combination of office (Cardiff) and home-based working    
Closing Date: 12 August 2024 

Overview of Role   

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take on an exciting policy and public affairs role in the further education and work-based learning sector. 

Under the direction of the Director of Policy and Public Affairs, the successful candidate will help promote the benefit of post compulsory education and training in Wales, helping to develop the ColegauCymru key policy objectives and influence key decision makers including Welsh Government. The Policy Officer will bring expertise in policy development and political analysis as well as a commitment to the success of the post-16 education and training in Wales and organisation’s work as a whole. The post holder will deliver influencing strategies across the organisation’s main policy priorities and help raise the profile of ColegauCymru and advocate the quality of FE provision in Wales. 

The successful candidate will represent FE colleges on a national stage, working closely with MSs in the Senedd and with Welsh Government officials. This includes meeting and briefing relevant political party spokespeople and members of key Senedd Committees, as well as undertaking research, analysis (qualitative and quantitative), and helping to develop public policy recommendations. They will also be able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team, and will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to form positive working relationships. 

This is a hybrid opportunity which will require the successful candidate to work regularly from the ColegauCymru offices in Cardiff, so the ability to commute here is essential. Willingness to travel across Wales, within the UK and occasionally internationally, and work outside of normal working hours may also be required. 

Job Description

Working for ColegauCymru – Additional Information

To Apply for this position   

Please send a CV which demonstrates how you meet the Person Specification, along with a short covering letter that addresses the questions below. The answer to each question should not exceed 500 words.    

  • What do you think are the main policy issues specifically facing the further education and work-based learning sectors in the next 12-18 months?   
  • How do you think ColegauCymru should try to address these issues?   
  • What are the main opportunities and barriers?  

Applications should be submitted by email to

Closing Date
The closing date for this vacancy is 12 August at 12.00pm.   

Interviews will be held on 22 August 2024 at Tongwynlais, Cardiff.   

Please note that the successful candidate may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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