Welsh Language Co-ordinator

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our friendly team.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Translation Co-ordinator intended to support Cedar's work with the Welsh Value in Health Centre. This programme of work extends across Wales and the Co-ordinator will be responsible for ensuring that resources are available bilingually. The post holder will support this by providing translation services to the Cedar team and wider Welsh Value in Health Centre, and will occasionally work directly with patients to support aspects of the programme. As an all Wales programme, this post is suitable to remote working, and flexible working including part time posts or job share would be considered.

You will have excellent language skills (Welsh and English), and have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience in Welsh language translation. An ability to work to tight deadlines with a high level of accuracy is essential. Cedar, part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board with links to Cardiff University, is conveniently located at Cardiff Medicentre at the University Hospital of Wales with good cycle/changing facilities and car parking.

Main duties of the job

As part of the Cedar team, to provide a translation and interpreting service to staff and the various departments in Cedar and the Welsh Value in Health Programme.

This includes the translation of documents from English to Welsh and occasionally from Welsh to English, as well as assisting the Communications team to provide Welsh language content via social media.

This role will contribute to ensuring that Cedar complies with the Welsh Language Standards Regulations (2011), thereby helping to ensure that bilingual services are offered to our stakeholders.

The post holder will help to deliver a comprehensive Welsh language service in line with Welsh language policies and procedures and the Welsh Language Standards.

The post holder will work closely with Welsh language and equality champions and service managers to support service improvement and ensure that the Welsh language is a key consideration in all University Health Board business

The ability to speak Welsh is essential for this post.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is"Caring for People, Keeping People Well",and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Date posted

06 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

001-AC611-0822W-A

Job locations

Cardiff Medicentre

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4UJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A relevant Degree in Translation, Welsh or related area. Those with degrees in Journalism, Digital Communications or Media are also welcome to apply.

Desirable

  • Basic Membership of the Welsh Association of Translators and Interpreters. Knowledge of interpreting and a willingness to train. Knowledge of the current legislative framework for Welsh language services in the NHS.

Experience

Essential

  • Some experience of working in a professional capacity with languages/communications.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in the NHS. Experience of working in a team. Experience of working with service users / members of the public. Experience of working in translation/digital communications. Prepared By: Reviewed By:

Skills

Essential

  • Advanced keyboard skills, with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent written skills in Welsh and English. Ability to work to deadlines. Ability to manage workloads. Ability to work as a team and independently. Able to multi-task and manage urgent requests. Willingness to follow instructions

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Approachable. Enthusiastic. Committed to providing high quality translation service.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A relevant Degree in Translation, Welsh or related area. Those with degrees in Journalism, Digital Communications or Media are also welcome to apply.

Desirable

  • Basic Membership of the Welsh Association of Translators and Interpreters. Knowledge of interpreting and a willingness to train. Knowledge of the current legislative framework for Welsh language services in the NHS.

Experience

Essential

  • Some experience of working in a professional capacity with languages/communications.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in the NHS. Experience of working in a team. Experience of working with service users / members of the public. Experience of working in translation/digital communications. Prepared By: Reviewed By:

Skills

Essential

  • Advanced keyboard skills, with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent written skills in Welsh and English. Ability to work to deadlines. Ability to manage workloads. Ability to work as a team and independently. Able to multi-task and manage urgent requests. Willingness to follow instructions

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Approachable. Enthusiastic. Committed to providing high quality translation service.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Cardiff Medicentre

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4UJ


Employer's website

https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Cardiff Medicentre

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4UJ


Employer's website

https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Rob Palmer

robert.palmer@wales.nhs.uk

02921844771

Date posted

06 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

001-AC611-0822W-A

Job locations

Cardiff Medicentre

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4UJ


Supporting documents