Job Vacancies & Volunteering


Passionate about reading and books from Wales?
At the Books Council of Wales, we’re looking for new volunteers to join our independent Publishing Development Subcommittees (both Welsh and English). People with experience and skills across the industry – from publishing books or magazines to reading, writing, editing, commissioning and marketing.

Founded in 1961, the Books Council is a registered charity which supports the book industry in Wales through grants and services. We believe that diversity fosters innovation and success, and we are particularly interested in applications from groups that are underrepresented in the publishing sector. If you share our belief in the importance of books and reading, we’d like to hear from you.

Further details here.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 1 November 2021.


The Books Council of Wales is conducting a review of the latest books supported by us to understand how representative they are of groups of society that are traditionally under-represented in literature.

We are looking for independent readers to offer an opinion on the authenticity of the situations and experiences presented in these books, and to respond to and interpret titles, indicating how representative they are of their lived experience and understanding.

We are looking for:

  • Readers of colour;
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans readers;
  • Disabled and Deaf readers, or those living with long-term medical conditions;
  • Readers living with a mental health condition.

We will ask for a short written report and offer a fee, as well as copies of the books for the work.

The comments on each book will be summarised in our final representation report.

For more information contact Mared Llywelyn:


The 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.