April 14 2021

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) UK is recognised by government as the voice of the bus and coach industry and the consultative body on legislative and operational matters affecting the industry.  CPT Cymru supports the work of CPT UK and is responsible for engaging with decision makers, policy officials, and CPT members on all devolved transport policy matters.

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Home based
  • Working Hours: 21 hours per week
  • Salary: £25k pro-rata (£15k)
  • Closing date: 23:59 on Friday 30th April 2021

The Role

Can you help us deliver a comprehensive political monitoring and research offering to our members?  We are looking for a Public Affairs Executive to support the work of CPT Cymru’s Director as we build and promote the case for a supportive policy framework for the bus and coach sector in Wales.

You will monitor parliamentary business and interpret how developments and policy changes may influence CPT members.  You’ll also prepare and deliver briefings to members and help to organise a wide range of CPT events. 

You’ll also spend time conducting and interpreting research and contributing to projects that help to maximise the profile of CPT. You’ll facilitate member meetings, ensure a record of events and meetings are kept, formulate newsletters and oversee social media output for Wales.

The role will be home-based and on a part-time basis, with an expectation of three working days a week. The role will require flexible working hours within this contract and the individual should have access to a car and be willing to travel within Wales to facilitate meetings on occasion.

About You

Educated to degree level, you will be exceptionally well organised and enjoy working as part of a small team.  Your communication skills, both verbal and written, will be well developed and you should be confident in your ability to be proactive and use your initiative.

Knowledge of the transport sector isn’t an essential requirement. However, you should be able to demonstrate a good grasp of the Welsh political landscape, particularly how public policy is created.

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter outlining what has attracted them to this position and what they could bring to it.

Job Description and Person Specification 

Role: Public Affairs Executive

Location:  Home Based

Reports to:  Director of CPT Cymru

Role Purpose:

  • Provide administrative support to the CPT Cymru Director and Regional Manager (Wales, South West and West Midlands) in respect of functions in Wales
  • To develop and maintain contacts with Members in Wales
  • To assist in the organisation and arrangements of events for CPT Cymru
  • To monitor and report relevant Welsh political activity
  • To oversee our newsletters and social media presence in Wales

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To process and disseminate all relevant information from the Welsh Government and associated bodies.
  • Monitor and report information from political and media sites, including the Welsh Parliament.
  • Deliver briefings to members on matters which may affect or be of interest to them.
  • Undertake research as and when required for various projects or policies.
  • Organise and facilitate meetings with key internal and external groups, including preparing agendas, minuting meetings and ensuring that matters arising are actioned
  • Input into CPT Cymru and CPT UK’s social media presence with Welsh content
  • Draft papers contributing to CPT Cymru policy.
  • Manage CPT Cymru’s circulation lists in line with GDPR
  • Assist in the provision of information, advice and assistance to members and ensure that all enquiries are dealt with effectively and efficiently.
  • Provide information to CPT UK London Office, as and when required.
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the level and responsibilities of the post.
  • Work in harmony with all colleagues and communicate in an open and courteous manner with colleagues and members.
  • Actively and continuously review all work-related activities and suggest improvements.
  • Work in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Person Specification:




Qualifications or standard of Education

Degree or equivalent standard of education

A degree in either Politics or Public Affairs


(Technical & Behavioural)




Excellent communication skills: both verbal and written.

Strong organisational skills: self and others.

Computer literate and familiarity with all MS Office packages.

Familiarity with social media





Must be politically aware.

An understanding of the devolved elements of transport policy.





Experience of carrying out research and producing and delivering reports for a range of audiences.

Worked in a similar field and/or role; Worked previously in, or have an interest in, the transport industry.


Special Attributes




Able to work independently: be a self-starter, as well as part of a team; Able to interact with a wide variety of people/groups.






Willing to work outside of contractual hours on an occasional basis.


Willing to travel (throughout Wales but occasionally London).


The ability to speak, read and write in Welsh

How to Apply:

All applications should include a recent CV and a covering letter and should be sent to:

Email: josh.miles@cpt-uk.org

Interviews for the position will be held online during May 2021

Equality, diversity and inclusion

CPT is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.  We welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community.

Application Advice

An application is your opportunity to tell us why we should interview you. It's an excellent opportunity for you to create a good impression.

Make sure that you:

  • Tailor your answers to the specific job description and criteria in the person specification. Give real-life examples to demonstrate how you match the criteria.
  • You will only be shortlisted if you meet the essential requirements of the person specification. The decision to shortlist you for an interview will be solely based on the information you provide in your application form.
  • Keep your information relevant, concise and factual.
  • If the job is in a different sector from your previous experience, highlight transferable skills and draw links between the two.
  • Always check your spelling and grammar.

Good luck!