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Hywel Dda's workforce and recruitment teams offers support to Welsh speakers and learners

1 August 2022

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s (UHB) workforce and recruitment teams will be sharing how they are building on the strengths of staff and their future workforce at the Eisteddfod in Tregaron, as well as launching a video to demonstrate the supportive environment the health board offers Welsh speakers and learners.

Come along to the health board’s stand any day to find out more about the vast career opportunities in the health board, as well as current live vacancies, which you can see online from here (opens in new tab).

Lisa Gostling, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development said: “We are excited to be at the National Eisteddfod to be able to tell local people and visitors about the opportunities within the health board, from career development to staff benefits and more. In joining the health board, you will be supported to develop your career and encouraged to take any opportunity available. As an employer we are working to support our staff who ultimately support and care for our patients.”

A bilingual skills video will be launched during the week at the Eisteddfod featuring the story of Sarah Pask, South Ceredigion Cluster Frailty Nurse, who has benefitted from being supported to learn Welsh in the workplace. Sarah said: “If people feel unwell it’s nice to speak their first language and hopefully the patient will feel more comfortable.”

It’s vital that patients can communicate in their chosen language, so It’s important that staff can communicate bilingually with patients. If you cannot speak Welsh, the health board is ready to support you by offering a variety of different courses. From Entry level courses up to Proficiency. There’s a course for everyone!

The health boards Future Workforce Team will hold specific talks on volunteering opportunities at 1pm on Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 of August. You can find more information on volunteering for the health board here (opens in new tab).

At the stand you can also find out more about current vacancies as well as schemes to support people to work with us, such as the health board’s successful and wide-ranging apprenticeships (opens in new tab)

If you would like to keep up to date with all the latest job opportunities follow @SwyddiHDdaJobs on Twitter, @SwyddiHywelDdaJobs on Facebook or search Hywel Dda University Health Board on LinkedIn.

For more information on what Hywel Dda have to offer at the Eisteddfod visit: Hywel on the Maes (opens in new tab).

For the latest from the health board’s stand and the Eisteddfod Maes, you can follow Hywel Dda University Health Board on Twitter @HywelDdaHB, Facebook –Hywel Dda Health Board, and Instagram @hywelddauhb or follow the conversation at #HywelOnTheMaes and #IechydDaHywelDda.