Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Welsh Language Officer

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
£27,741 - £29,577 per annum
Civic Centre
Closing Date:
Job Term:
Full time



Job Purpose
To co-ordinate, monitor and develop the Welsh language through supporting the Council in meeting its reporting and statutory requirements under the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 and associated Welsh Language Standards

Main Tasks performed
Supporting the Council to provide a Welsh language service which promotes, integrates and embeds Welsh language across the Local Authority to support the Council in promoting the use of the Welsh language and treating the Welsh and English languages on the basis of equality.
To manage the cost base associated with the provision of a Welsh language service by developing and supporting a range of sustainable changes in culture which will lead to more efficient operational practices.
1. To support the Council to respond to and comply with the Welsh Language Standards.
2. To identify and disseminate examples of good practice in the delivery of the Welsh Language Standards across the Council.
3. To make presentations as appropriate in relation to the Welsh Language Standards.
4. Lead on ensuring Council reporting and monitoring arrangements in relation to the Welsh Language Standards are in place and are undertaken, including the requirement to produce an annual monitoring report for Welsh language.
5. Provide Welsh language advice to staff.
6. Help deal with customers who wish to speak Welsh.
7. Preparation of English to Welsh and Welsh to English translations to support the Council in complying with the Welsh Language Standards and the provision of Welsh Language Services across the Local Authority.
8. Provide cost savings in relation to translation work and strategically approaching the need to undertake some large translation work.
9. Provision of proof reading as required.
10. Provide support to Corporate Communications for Social Media responses as required, and other media activities where Welsh language considerations present themselves.
11. Provide support for public consultations as required.
12. Co-ordinate and support the Council’s Welsh Language Working Group.
13. Oversee the Language Choice process/arrangements.
14. Liaise with national and local bodies, groups and agencies on Welsh language.
15. Support joint working and developing relationships with partners across statutory, voluntary and private sectors.

How to apply

  • All new applicants are required to complete a 10 hour online Welsh Work Course. You will need to complete parts 1 and 2 of the course and must be able to evidence this prior to starting work with the Authority. For further information on how to complete this course please visit:

    Application forms can be completed online at If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725199 and are to be returned no later than 22/1/2022 to HR Administration, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN. Email: Ability to speak Welsh is essential. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council encourages applications from Welsh speakers. Application forms may be submitted in Welsh and any applications completed in Welsh will not be treated any less favourably than those submitted in English. If you are successfully shortlisted for interview please contact Matthew Rivers on 01685 725000 to let us know if you would like your interview to be conducted through the medium of Welsh.

    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed to protecting and safeguarding the most vulnerable people in our community. Rigorous pre-employment checks are undertaken for all appointments as part of our recruitment and selection process. All employees are required to comply with their individual and organisational responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, the Information Security Policy and relevant supporting operational policies. Any matters of a confidential nature must not be disclosed or passed to any unauthorised persons or third party under any circumstance either during or after employment except in the proper course of your employment or as required by law, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council or both. Any breach of confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.

  • Company Address:

    Civic Centre
    Castle Street
    CF47 8AN

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