NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership


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Job summary

As a Translator you will work within a well established translation team in the Welsh Language Unit at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP). The Welsh Language Unit has been established with two primary functions. The first is to offer guidance, support and advice to the organisation's departments and service areas on the delivery of bilingual services and compliance with the Welsh Language Standards (No7) 2018 under the Welsh Language Measure (Wales) 2011. Secondly the Welsh Language Unit provides translation services to all departments and service delivery areas across NWSSP and to other NHS organisations through service level agreements.

We are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced translator with a minimum of two years experience in translation work, with the ability to translate and proof-read text between 2,500 to 3,000 words per day on a variety of different subjects.

You will be working in a fast paced environment, where we turn around in excess of 100,000 words a week as a core team. The ability to manage your own workload, prioritise your workload and meet tight and conflicting deadlines will be of great importance.

Main duties of the job

Provide translations in written format from English to Welsh and Welsh to English using a variety of IT tools including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications and the use of term bases and translation memory software.

Proof read and quality assure your work and that of others within the team prior to publication.

Liaise with team members and clients using our services on a daily basis.

Follow departmental protocols and procedures and manage your workload effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.

Research and ensure consistency in the terminology that is used.

About us

The Welsh Language Unit at NHS Wales Shared Services was established in 2016. The department has developed and grown since that time, to meet the demand within NHS Wales for translation services. We povide first class translation services to NWSSP and other NHS Organisations.

You will be working in a fast paced environment, where no day will be the same, translating and proof-reading a variety of documents and text content.

We are a professional and supportive team offering opportunities for training and development within the role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are happy to discuss and consider part-time working hours.

Full details of this vacancy are available for you to view in the attached job description and person specification. Please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • A degree in Welsh language, linguistics or translation studies
  • Or at least 2 years experience of working as a translator
  • Use of translation memory software
  • Knowledge of terminology and modern terminology databases
  • Knowledge of legislative developments in regards to the Welsh language in Wales


  • A qualification in interpretation
  • Member of the Society of Welsh Translators or working towards membership
  • Understanding of the NHS Context
  • Understanding of the Welsh Language Measure (Wales)2011
  • Knowledge of the software Cysgliad



  • Extensive experience of translating work (a minimum of 2 years)
  • Proven ability to translate and proof-read between 2,500 i 3,000 a day
  • Experience of Microsoft Office packages
  • Experience of using a translation memory software and term bases
  • Experience of managing own workload and prioritizing confilcting timescales.


  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Work with minimal supervision

Skills and talent


  • Demonstrable Level 5 Welsh and English skills across all skill levels (speaking, understanding, reading, writing)
  • Translating and proof reading skills


  • Promoter of the Welsh language in a positive way

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

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership


Any office across Wales and/or work from home

Crown Way


CF14 3UZ

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Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Any office across Wales and/or work from home

Crown Way


CF14 3UZ

Un o'n swyddfeydd yng Nghymru a/neu gweithio gartref

Heol y Goron


CF14 3UZ

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