Job Vacancies & Volunteering


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:


Applicants are invited to express an interest in applying for financial support to operate a Welsh-language digital news service which will provide news from Wales and further afield. This is the service presently provided by Golwg360.

For further details, contact: Arwel Jones, Castell Brychan, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2JB   T 01970 624151 E

Closing date for applications: 13 September 2021
Interviews: w/c 27 September 2021
Further information here


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.