HR26 Welsh Language Assistant Translator English 2

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JOB TITLE:                    Welsh Language Assistant/Translator (Part-time)

GRADE & SALARY:               Grade 4 £19,972 - £23,121 pro rata
                              (in addition a market supplement of up to 15% of salary may be
                              offered, dependant upon placement on the salary scale)

DEPARTMENT:                   Human Resources

RESPONSIBLE TO:               Welsh Language Scheme Facilitator


To help promote the Welsh language and to provide high quality Welsh translations for the
University’s website and other documentation.


1.   To assist the Welsh Language Scheme Facilitator in the implementation of the
     University’s Welsh Language Scheme, and to become involved in other Welsh language
     project work, as required.

2.   To be the key contact for all the University’s Welsh language translations.

3.   To maintain a continuous, accurate and high level of translation, and develop and
     maintain effective liaison with colleagues in the University in relation to the website and
     other translations.

4.   To be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Welsh language

5.   To develop contacts and liaise with external translators and translation agencies.

6.   To adhere to all relevant policies and the appropriate corporate style in all areas of your

7.   To develop and maintain an internal ‘Directory of Terms’ appropriate to the University.


1.   To maintain professional standards of work relationships, including non-discriminatory

2.   To deal promptly and with consideration with individuals external to the University,
     members of the public, staff and students.

3.   To maintain confidentiality at all times in connection with the work of the HR department.

1.   To review performance and identify areas for improvement.
2.   To be reviewed under the Staff Appraisal and Professional Development Scheme.
3.   To discharge of relevant Health and Safety responsibilities.
4.   To maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion expected of a professional
5.   To carry out any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Welsh Language
     Scheme Facilitator and the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Human Resources).


Internal                                             External

* School/Department Website Officers                 * Welsh Translation Providers
* Web Team staff
* Publications Officer (Online and Print)
* Other staff

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up. Such duties
may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or level of
responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot in themselves
justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.
PERSON SPECIFICATION                                 POST REF: HR26

                                Essential                    Desirable
Education/Qualifications        * Translation experience     * A member of
and Special Training            and/or qualification         Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr
Knowledge and Skills            * Able to communicate        * Experience of
                                effectively at all levels    developing and
                                * Computer literate, and     maintaining web pages
                                able to be self-sufficient
                                * Good organisational
                                and administrative skills
                                * Good communication
                                skills in both Welsh and
                                * Able to work to
                                deadlines and prioritise
                                conflicting tasks
                                * Committed to best
                                practice and customer
                                * Resilient, flexible and
                                able to use own initiative
                                * Positive and proactive
                                approach to problem
                                solving, while working
                                within guidelines
Experience                      * Experience of              * Experience of working
                                translation work from        at an administrative level
                                English to Welsh, and        within a large
                                vice versa                   organisation

The University of Wales, Newport operates a Welsh Language Scheme which means that
the University treats the English and Welsh languages equally in compliance with the Welsh
Language Act of 1993.

As part of the University’s Welsh Language Skills Strategy this post was nominated as one
where the ability to work through the medium of Welsh is essential. You must be able to
read, write and speak Welsh fluently. This post will not be offered to those not fluent in

Welsh Language Assistant/Translator (0.5 FTE)                £19,972 - £23,121 pro rata
(in addition a market supplement of up to 15% of salary may be offered, dependant upon
placement on the salary scale)

We’re looking for a Welsh Language Assistant/Translator with strong communication and IT
skills, who will be responsible for helping to promote the Welsh language at the University
and for translating a variety of the University’s documents, including our website. The ability
to work through the medium of Welsh is essential. 18.5 hours per week

To apply on-line, make your way to, or telephone (01633)
431362 to request an application pack, quoting the appropriate reference.
Closing date: 21st June at 12 noon. Ref: HR26

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