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Job Reference: 110-AC101-0321W-B

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Pontypridd Cottage Hospital / Homeworking, Pontypridd
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000. We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Beacon Beacons.

Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race/nationality, religion/belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

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All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board are keen to appoint a translator working between English and Welsh to the Welsh Language Services Team. If you have a keen interest in translation and language then this role will be right for you. You will contribute to ensuring that Welsh speaking patients are able to use Welsh, and you will be part of a team that supports over 13,500 members of staff to provide bilingual healthcare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr and Bridgend. This role contributes to widening Welsh language provision in NHS Wales through ensuring all sorts of material are available bilingually from patient leaflets to website material. You will also be at the heart of a friendly and dynamic team that prides itself on providing a high-quality service to all our staff in various specialisms. We are keen to consider all applicants and all circumstances, so please apply if you wish to work full-time or part-time and we will be more than happy to consider your needs. This role can predominately be done at home or at the office. We can appoint to the middle of the scale for experienced candidates (we will need evidence of your current salary and experience), and the full salary offer will be reached in two years if so. Full salary offer of £30,615 will be reached within four years for candidates appointed at the bottom of the scale. We also offer the following:

  • 27 holidays a year plus Bank Holidays;
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB Welsh Services Team are keen to develop and nurture the careers of all team members and there is a training budget for annual Professional Development. Candidates may opt to train through accredited university courses in areas such as Interpreting, Specialized Translation or Translation Technology, as well as courses offered by professional associations and bodies such as Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru, the ITI and the Chartered Institute of Linguists;
  • Generous NHS Pension benefits with 14% employer contribution based on salary, for members of the scheme.
  • Extensive homeworking, with the office just off the A470 and 35 minutes from Cardiff.

This role makes a real difference to the quality of services for Welsh speaking service users, within a team that appreciates the work that translators and interpreters do. We are also keen to hear from graduates in Welsh, or in Translation Studies where translation between English and Welsh was part of the course.

*Please note that this is role is for translation between Welsh and English only. Please also read the Person Specification and Job Description before applying, and write your application explaining how you believe you meet the requirements.*

The ability to speak Welsh is essential for this role

Closing date: 20th May 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ben Screen, Senior Translator

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