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Do you have a keen interest in literature of all kinds?

Can you help Aberystwyth/Ceredigion achieve UNESCO City of Literature status in Wales?

The Books Council and the Ymgyrch Dinas Llên UNESCO Stakeholder Group are looking for a person with:

  • experience of research, gathering and summarizing information
  • experience of preparing and submitting first class applications
  • a good knowledge of the literary context of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion and Wales

£36,648-£40,221 full-time, 37 hours a week, consideration will be given to part-time working and to job-sharing. Conversational Welsh is essential.

Fixed period until April 2025

If this role sounds suitable for you, further details can be found HERE or email

Closing date: 15 July 2024

The Books Council of Wales’ Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, 19 July at 12.00pm on Zoom. Please inform us in advance if you wish to attend by email to in order to receive a link for the meeting.


Here’s a taste on YouTube of the Books Council’s work A taste of Our Story – Publishing voices today – YouTube



he Books Council is keen to create a list of people who would be willing to undertake occasional work from time to time. The work would consist mainly of collating and packing leaflets. The work will be bases in Aberystwyth.

If you are interested in the work, please contact the Books Council by email at or by letter. The list will be kept open and revised annually.