Jobs you can apply for in Wales right now paying £30,000 or more

It’s no wonder many of us are focused on how much we’re spending at the moment. As the festive season coincides with continuing rising bills it’s becoming harder to balance buying for our family and friends and organising plans with living within our means. Whether you want some more money in your pocket or you just fancy a fresh and more lucrative change for the new year the jobs below all offer salaries at around GBP30,000 and above.

Communications data investigator at Gwent Police

Gwent Police is looking for a communications data investigator (CDI) to work within its busy CDI office.

This role is 37 hours a week and earns between GBP31,400 and GBP33,350 per year. The force says that the role needs enthusiasm, hard work, and the skills to acquire and analyse communications data in support of policing. You will help to locate missing people, safeguard children, and support criminal investigations.

Gwent Police is particularly interested in speaking to LGBTQ+ people or disabled people for the role. You can find out more here.

Weight management specialist

Swansea Bay University Health Board’s MSK Prehab Service is newly-funded and looking for a dietitian to join the team in Neath Port Talbot. The new service will launch in 2023, offering patients who are waiting for knee and hip replacements lifestyle support options such as hydrotherapy, weight management, and walking aid provision.

The perfect candidate will have an understanding of working in weight management or musculoskeletal therapy. The role comes with a salary of between GBP41,660 and GBP47,670 a year. For more information go here.

Community and regional fundraising manager

Have a passion for helping others?

The community and regional fundraising team at Barnardo’s say they are looking for someone who is “ambitious, driven, and passionate to join”. “We’re looking for a dedicated, hardworking individual who thrives from growing and developing community corporate fundraising partnerships,” they said. As part of the role, which includes a salary of between GBP31,800 and GBP34,360 a year, you will engage with regional and national corporates inspiring them to support the charity and manage existing supporters while recruiting new support. The charity says it is actively encouraging people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds to apply.

To find out more about the role go here.

Head of NHS and social care research environment

The Welsh Government is looking for someone to help a team of 22 develop and implement policies for health and social care research in Wales. You will have a responsibility for developing policy and overseeing implementation across a range of areas linked to the NHS and social care. Key tasks include responsibility for overseeing strategy and operational advice, ownership for the effective development and successful implementation of Welsh initiatives, liaising with external bodies, and representing Wales at external meetings.

The role comes with a salary between GBP51,380 and GBP61,440. To read more go here.


You’ll certainly have to wrap up for this one this winter. Content Renewables Ltd is advertising for a position as a scaffolder which could earn you up to GBP1,000 a day.

The perfect candidate will have good experience of health and safety and be fully qualified in the construction industry scaffolders record scheme. For more information visit here.

Veterinary surgeon

If you’re trying to get into veterinary practice you’re a little spoiled for choice at the moment. There are jobs going at Prospect Health in Swansea, Cwmbran, Holywell, and Anglesey and also with Vet Seekers in Merthyr Tydfil.

There are also a range of locum veterinary vacancies too. The salaried jobs are generally between GBP30,000 and GBP55,000 a year. To apply you must be RCVS registered.

To see more about the roles with Prospect Health go here and for Vet Seekers go here.

Assistant marina manager

Love being beside the water? Boatfolk has an interesting opportunity offering the chance to be part of its team as an assistant marina manager in Conwy. Boatfolk, which operates 11 marinas across Britain, is looking for someone to support the marina manager in overseeing marina operations, deputising in their absence, ensuring health and safety at the marina, and ensuring the site is clean and well-maintained.

You could earn up to GBP35,000 in the job, which also includes training and mentoring staff members at the marina. For more information go here.

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Memory assessment manager

A role providing modern holistic care, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is looking for a nurse to carry out patients’ cognitive assessments. The mental health nursing position involves carrying out multidisciplinary memory assessment services in Conwy and Denbighshire.

The successful candidate will be a part of the central memory assessment service where they will work with those who are experiencing cognitive changes and have concerns regarding dementia. The health board says: “If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others, or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales has all the right ingredients.” The role comes with a salary between GBP33,700 and GBP40,590.

For more information go here.

Counselling psychologist

Shire Healthcare is looking for a clinical or counselling psychologist to work with children and young people and provide beneficial therapeutic care and education. The job is home-based for 50% to 60% of the time and will involve travelling to patients’ homes. The successful candidate will be working alongside other psychologists providing assessments, therapeutic interventions, and risk management.

The permanent contract comes with a salary of between GBP40,000 and GBP60,000. You can find out more here.

Psychologist – learning disabilities

Shire Healthcare is also looking for a psychologist to work with an inpatient adult learning disabilities service in Conwy. The candidate appointed will have the opportunity to lead and develop the psychology services within this specialist hospital including innovatively developing psychological therapy and approaches to meet the individual needs of each service user.

It comes with a salary between GBP55,000 and GBP70,000 per year. You can read more here.

Roof gutter cleaner supervisor

Business Industrial Solutions Ltd has jobs for roof gutter clean supervisors going with a salary of between GBP30,000 and GBP32,000. The successful candidates will be able to ensure team compliance, high standards, and will follow a schedule of planned work to ensure work is completed on time, the company says.

The main role is to supervise daily activities of the team dedicated to cleaning and repairing guttering and roofs. You can find out more about the role here.

Electrical engineer

Through Vibe Recruit you can apply for electrical engineering vacancies in Port Talbot, Llanelli, and Newport. Salaries for the roles are between GBP30,000 and GBP40,000 a year.

The right candidate, Vibe says, will be qualified to at least HNC standard and will have good experience of fast-paced industrial manufacturing. To see more on the roles go here.

MOT tester and motor trade technician

You can apply for a role as an MOT tester and motor trade technician through Recruit Central, which could earn GBP30,000. The job descriptions says the right candidate will have experience in both fields to work in a Cardiff branch.

You should also have previous experience in a local service centre or garage. You can find out more here.

Internal sales agent

Yolk Recruitment Ltd is advertising for an internal sales agent to join its team in Cardiff. The role, which offers a salary up to GBP30,000, involves receiving customer orders, communicating with customers, understanding the market and liaising with technicians.

You can apply here.

Vehicle technician

Halfords is looking to hire a number of vehicle technicians across Wales including in Bridgend and Bangor. Halfords says it will provide successful candidates with “industry-leading recognised training linked to your skills and experience to give you every opportunity to progress”. Candidates must have NVQ level two or three or experience in the industry, experience in a professional workshop, confidence in carrying out all aspects of vehicle maintenance, customer service skills, and a full driving licence.

To find out more go here.

Halfords is looking to hire a number of vehicle technicians across Wales including in Bridgend and BangorHalfords is looking to hire a number of vehicle technicians across Wales including in Bridgend and Bangor

Class one driver

GXO Logistics is looking for a class one HGV driver to drive for 33 hours a week for a salary between GBP26,000 and GBP39,000. This is a part-time role working a guaranteed 33 hours each week from Thursday to Saturday. GXO says it is looking for “professional individuals who can enhance our long-established partnership with Kimberly-Clark”.

You can find out more about it here.


RAC is looking for a roadside mechanic based in Newport and Swansea. Candidates applying for the role will need a level two light vehicle maintenance qualification, technical, electrical, and diagnostic experience, a customer-focused approach, and a full driving licence. Successful candidates will earn between GBP37,000 and GBP42,000.

You can find out more here.

Emergency control operator

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service are looking to recruit a 999 emergency control operator based in Bridgend. You will work as part of a dynamic team to help support the 999 service, the fire service says. You will need to “deal with distressed members of the public to gather appropriate and detailed information”.

The jobs comes with a salary expectation between GBP22,981 and GBP30,632. You can find out more here.

Head chef

Prezzo in Mumbles is looking for a head chefPrezzo in Mumbles is looking for a head chef

Prezzo would like to recruit a head chef to its Mumbles branch. You will earn GBP36,000 while directing a kitchen and cooking for guests in the idyllic spot beside the sea.

Prezzo says it expects head chefs to oversee the kitchen, make sure service runs smoothly, and lead the chef team by example.

For more information go here.

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