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    Are you passionate about the transformative power of reading? Can you help create programmes and books that inspire a lifelong love of reading?

    If you can say yes to the above and if you have a background in teaching or experience in the field of children’s literature and are looking for a new challenge, join us at the Books Council of Wales.

    We are looking to appoint a new Head for our Children’s Books and Reading Promotion Department who will work closely with colleagues from Welsh Government, schools and other partners operating in this field. You will have the creativity and energy to turn ideas into programmes and inspire funders to invest in a broad range of activities that support our vision – Wales: A Reading Nation. You’ll lead a small team of three with delivery of a number of reading promotion activities, including national programmes such as World Book Day and the Summer Reading Challenge.

    As a key member of the senior management team, this strategic development role reports to the Chief Executive. Location is flexible with a requirement of spending a minimum of 8 days a month at our offices in Aberystwyth. We are looking for a confident Welsh speaker and are happy to support the further development of Welsh-language skills at work.

    If this sounds like the right role for you, further information can be found HERE or email

    Closing date:  6 June 2022

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    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.