We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Language Policy Officer

Closing date: 01/10/2023

Reference: REQ104873

37 hours / Permanent

38,296 - 40,478 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated individual to the role of Welsh Language Policy Officer at Ceredigion County Council on a full-time permanent basis.

You will be responsible for developing and coordinating plans to promote and raise awareness of the Welsh language internally, and with partners across the County to promote the Welsh language more widely by coordinating the “Dyfodol Dwyieithog” group incorporating innovative and creative approaches in order to influence and inspire others to join in the journey.  From day to day you will also be responsible for providing effective guidance, support and advice to all Council services on strategic and policy requirements relating to the Welsh, and dealing any complaints received. 

This post is based in Penmorfa, Aberaeron with the option to work partly from home.  Ceredigion is one of the strongholds of the Welsh language in Wales, and this is an opportunity for an individual to lead and collaborate with other enthusiastic partners to ensure compliance and to further promoting the Welsh language in our county.

Job Description and Person Specification

For further information please contact: Nia Jones, nia.jones5@ceredigion.gov.uk

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Democratic Services

We play a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient management of the decision-making process of the Council, including support and advice to Councillors; PA, administrative and project management support to all service areas; facilitating elections; the communications team; translation and the Welsh Language policy officer.  Our key functions include: 

  • Corporate Service Support: PA and Administrative support; Business support including project management and minute taking.
  • Democratic Services: Councillors; Council, Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Regulatory Committees.
  • Electoral Services: General and local elections; Management of electoral register.
  • Communications Team: Manage communication activities corporately; support services in campaigns and projects; deal with the press and media; develop and issue press releases; manage social media pages.
  • Translation: Documents and simultaneous translation.
  • Welsh Language Standards: Operational; Policy making; Promotion; Monitoring; Service delivery.
Penmorfa is our most central office, it is where our Chief Executive and Councillors are based. 
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