The National Assembly for Wales as an employer
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Assembly Staff support the National Assembly for Wales to ensure its successful functioning as a democratic body. It operates under the guidance and direction of the Presiding Officer and four other Assembly Members representative of other political parties. Day-to-day operations are delegated to the Clerk and Chief Executive of the Assembly. This involves a broad range of activities including:
- Providing Assembly Members(AMs) with the accommodation, facilities, equipment and information they need to do their jobs;
- Supporting Assembly Committees and Plenary by providing procedural, legal and other advice;
- Providing translation, interpretation and reporting services which ensure that the Assembly can operate in English and Welsh;
- Providing information and education about the Assembly to the public; and
- Providing the public with information and education about the parliamentary role of the Assembly and by arranging visits to and from the Assembly.
Staff of the Assembly are not civil servants.They are independent of the Government and act impartially on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales.
Jobs at the Assembly
The Assembly employs around 460 staff responsible for the provision of support services to the 60 elected Assembly Members.We employ people with a wide range of talents in areas such as :
- Clerking Services
- Corporate Policy Development
- External Communications
- Information and Education
- Events Management
- Facilities Management
- Financial Services
- Welsh/English Translation
- Human Resources
- Library Services
- Public Information and Education
- Welsh/English Translation
Our official languages (Welsh and English)
We are fully committed to continuously enhancing and improving our exemplary bilingual services and to being a truly bilingual organisation so that Assembly Members, the public and staff can choose to work or communicate naturally in either or both of our official languages, with the use of both languages proactively encouraged and facilitated.
Though we do not require all our staff to be fluent in both our official languages, our expectation is that they are all committed to the delivery of services in both our official languages. To that extent, we expect all Assembly appointees to have, or to acquire during an agreed period, courtesy-level skills in Welsh. All posts are assessed in the context of the service area's ability to deliver bilingual services to our customers and some posts, therefore, require a higher level of Welsh to facilitate that. Such requirements are expressed in the Job Description.
For further information on the Welsh language levels, please
visit our Official Language Scheme page.
The Benefits of Working for the Assembly
The Assembly is an exciting place to work with progressive policies and a commitment to training and development. Over and above your basic salary, we offer the following benefits:
You will be entitled to 31 days annual leave each year when you join. In addition, you will also have 8 public holidays and three privilege holidays each year
Generous maternity, paternity and adoptive leave allowances
Family friendly policies including career breaks, flexi-time, part-time working, working from home and job share opportunities (all where appropriate for the role)
Career development, training and secondment opportunities
An annual salary review plus consideration for an annual incremental rise
Access to occupational health and welfare services/Employee Assistance Programme
Interest free bicycle loan