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.
We are currently recruiting for the roles of Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Public Affairs.
Director of Policy and Public Affairs
Salary: £52,590 - £59,585 per annum (Job share considered)
ColegauCymru is the voice of Further Education (FE) in Wales. We are an education charity which promotes the public benefit of FE in Wales. We undertake research and policy development and provide practical support to the FE community. Working closely with Welsh Government, their agencies and other stakeholders, we help shape policies affecting the FE sector, their learners and staff. We are the first point of contact for FE in Wales.
About the Vacancy
- To lead on the development of key policy and public affairs objectives and communications on behalf of ColegauCymru and influence key decision makers, external stakeholders and audiences including those within the Welsh Government, political parties, trade unions and the media.
- To lead the Policy and Communications Team to produce strong policy analysis and effective communications, developing policies and strategies in keeping with the charitable aims and objectives of the organisation.
- To contribute to the overall Senior Management Team of ColegauCymru.
How to Apply
Please complete the Application Form and Equality and Monitoring Form.
Candidates are welcome to contact us for an informal discussion.
Applications should be submitted by email to HR@colegaucymru.ac.uk
Closing Date: 5.00pm, Wednesday 13 July 2022
Date of Interviews: 29 July 2022
Net Zero and Green Skills FE Lead Coordinator
Salary: £42,798 - £45,596 per annum pro rata
Contract: Fixed Term until 31st March 2023 (with the possibility of an extension)
Location: A combination of office (Cardiff) and home-based working
ColegauCymru is the voice of Further Education in Wales. We are an education charity which promotes the public benefit of further education in Wales. We undertake research and policy development and provide practical support to the FE community. Working closely with Welsh Government, their agencies, and other stakeholders, we help shape policies affecting the FE sector, their learners, and staff. We are the first point of contact for further education in Wales.
In response to the Welsh Government’s Net Zero Wales plan, we are looking to appoint an exceptional individual to co-ordinate the development of a pan-Wales post-16 vocational education and training skills plan that will create a pipeline of ‘net zero’ and ‘green skills’ to the workforces of tomorrow across relevant sectors embarking on the journey to a Carbon Neutral Wales 2050.
Working in partnership with stakeholders across Welsh Government and relevant agencies such as Net Zero Industry Wales (NZIW); the Welsh Colleges’ network and industry representatives, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in co-ordinating, facilitating and developing a skills plan that is relevant and progressive, and which lays the foundations for an ambitious, but achievable sector response.
The successful candidate will be a passionate advocate for Further Education and sustainability and will have a proven track record in developing and implementing vocational skills plans that align with industry needs.
You will be confident in your ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders; to build momentum and to secure commitment through your excellent interpersonal, communication and planning skills. You will demonstrate diplomacy and tact but will also be confident to highlight and challenge when needed to ensure that stakeholders ‘do the right thing’ to optimise the contribution to Net Zero Wales.
You will be adept in analysing data, including labour market intelligence, and keeping abreast of research and innovation to inform the sector’s response, co-ordinating and facilitating engagement events to build alignment.
How to Apply
Please complete the Application Form and Equality and Monitoring Form and return to email@example.com
All candidates are welcome to contact us for an informal discussion. Please contact Kelly.Edwards@colegaucymru.ac.uk
Closing Date: 5.00pm, Friday 15 July 2022
Interview Date: To be Confirmed