We are recruiting12-04-2017

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We are currently recruiting a full-time Communications Assistant through the Jobs Growth Wales programme. Applicants must be aged 18 to 24. 

The purpose of the role is to assist in the gathering, processing and dissemination of current, accurate and authoritative information useful to Play Wales audiences to promote the development of quality play opportunities for and on behalf of children in Wales. 

Job title: Graduate Communications Assistant

Organisation: Play Wales

Location: Cardiff

Reference number: 38449

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £8.45 per hour

Closing date: 4 June 2017

Main tasks 

To assist in these tasks with other staff:

  • the maintenance and updating of the Play Wales website and social media channels
  • writing and distributing press releases and articles
  • the research, writing and distribution of Play Wales’ publications and other materials
  • the provision, maintenance and supervision of Play Wales displays 
  • gathering, collating and reporting of information gathered through consultations, and surveys 
  • marketing of Play Wales publications, services and events
  • liaison with printers and translators 
  • responding to telephone and e-mail enquiries 
  • maintaining the library, respond to enquiries and assist visitors when required
  • the planning and organisation of Play Wales’ conferences, seminars and other events
  • administrative duties as and when required
  • maintaining Play Wales’ database in an accurate and timely fashion


  • High standard of written English and Welsh 
  • High level of familiarity with electronic media and awareness of new media
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject is essential 
  • An effective team player
  • Ability to research, gather and process information
  • Good verbal communicator
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to organise methodically and to handle routine mundane tasks
  • Keen attention to detail 
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office

Desirable personal qualities

  • Design skills or aptitude for design
  • Experience of Adobe InDesign 
  • Proof reading
  • Experience of apple computers 
  • An interest in children’s play and children’s issues in general

To apply for this post please visit the Careers Wales website