• Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)
    £31,382- £37,673 (pay band 2)
    Salary on appointment is at the minimum of the range

About this job


About the role

We are looking to recruit a highly creative Communications Officer to join our award-winning team while our colleague is on maternity leave.

Would you like to join a GREAT team for nine months and help to make a difference to the public sector? If so, then our Communications Officer may be the perfect opportunity for you.

You’ll be an all-rounder who loves making an impact whether that’s running an internal comms campaign, creating engaging social media content or managing relationships with the local and national media. 

Being GREAT is at the heart of everything we do, we are looking for someone who has a passion for making a difference to the public sector through your sound judgment, analytical. and excellent communication skills.   

Who are Audit Wales?

Audit Wales is the independent public sector audit body within Wales. We hold a unique position within the Welsh public sector, where our role is to:

  • Assure the people of Wales that public money is being managed well through our annual audit of public sector accounts.
  • Explain how public money is being used and how it meets people’s needs through our Value for Money studies.
  • Inspire and empower those with whom we work to continuously improve by sharing initiatives and best practice.

Working for us

Audit Wales is a dynamic and friendly place to work, with an incredibly supportive culture. We’re passionate about working with the Welsh public sector and making a difference to local communities.

We’re Flexible – We work Smarter; providing choices of how, when and where individuals and teams deliver their work – we trust you in making the right choice to deliver the task in hand while supporting you in your individual circumstances, be that caring responsibilities or managing disabilities.

We’ve got Excellent Terms - We genuinely care about our people and about providing an environment that encourages a positive work-life balance through our 35-hour working week, and our 33 days annual leave per annum (exclusive of public bank holidays), you can also purchase, sell, and put leave in the ‘bank’ to enable extended holidays.

We invest in our People - We’re advocates for personal and professional development and invest in our people to fulfil their career aspirations to be the best they can be. We offer a generous training package which is complimented by a blended approach of structured and unstructured learning.  Our successful mentoring and coaching scheme to our LinkedIn Learning licenses give staff the opportunity to learn at times and in ways that suit them.

We have Excellent Benefits - Alongside our generous salary package, we offer all employees opportunity to enter the Civil Service Pension Scheme which is considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.  Our staff benefits also include a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and the option to obtain a vehicle through our beneficial lease scheme among many more.

We’re Proud to be Accredited – Our excellent family friendly benefits and culture mean we are a proud Top Ten Working Families employer and have achieved Living Wage accreditation.

We are growing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and the skills, experiences, and perspectives they offer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are also a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role.

What it’s like to work in the Communications team.

You’ll be joining a friendly, energetic and dedicated team with a great team spirit who thrive on delivering high quality, creative, outcome-focussed content and campaigns.

Find out more

You can find out more about the responsibilities, skills and experience required for the role in the job description. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Gareth Phillips, Head of Communications at gareth.phillips@audit.wales or Claire Evans, Communications Manager at Claire.Evans@audit.wales.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 7th June 2024. Please note, there will be a two stage selection process for this position. Following a sift of your on-line application successful candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment. All assessments and interviews will be done in person at 1 Capital Quarter Tyndall Street Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

When applying online please remember to press the continue button following submission of your application – once you have done this you will receive an acknowledgement to confirm your application has been submitted. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact our Human Resources Team immediately on 02920 320500 or via HRandPayroll@audit.wales

Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas.

Closing Date

  • 07/06/2024
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