Closing Date: 17 December 2018
Location: Aberystwyth
Department: Rural
Salary: 18,388 - 19,759
Grade: 2
Manager: Swyddog Cymorthfeydd a Gohebiaeth / Surgeries and Correspondence Officer
Contract: Llawn amser / Full time
Bilingual Skills: Essential
If you'd like more information about this post, please contact:
Gwenan Jones
01970 636296

Correspondence Assistant

Farming Connect is a high profile, integrated project which supplies focused training, support and advice, delivered through a pan-Wales programme of knowledge transfer activities, specialist advice and support for innovation. A key objective is to increase the emphasis on business-focused behaviour, therefore improving profitability, competitiveness and environmental performance of farm, forestry and food businesses in Wales. 


Farming Connect is funded through the Rural Development Plan 2014 - 2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.


Aim of the Role

  • Work closely with the Surgeries and Correspondence Officer
  • Work independently in order to produce correspondence for all Farming Connect’s events including invitations, text messages and events newsletter
  • Contribute to Menter a Busnes’ other activities and general objectives


Main Responsibilities

  • Work independently and be responsible for the procedures in creating invitations from the authorisation of events on the CMS to sending out to businesses
  • Coordinate correspondence in a timely manner for upcoming events including invitations, text messages and events newsletter
  • Ensure that the CMS system is current and efficient in order to facilitate the production of invitations in a timely manner
  • Ensure linguistic and technical accuracy whilst designing and preparing invitations for events by cooperating with the translation department and the Farming Connect Development and Technical Officers
  • Ensure that invitations are ready to be sent out on time and to the correct addresses
  • Produce relevant mailing lists for events
  • Monitor the printing process in order to ensure that the invitations are available on time
  • Ensure that all correspondence is correct and to a high standard
  • Cooperate with the marketing team to ensure that any relevant campaigns are given timely attention on invitations
  • Communicate with the relevant external agencies as required
  • Provide reliable and efficient office help and support



  • Ensure standards for quality, customer service, equality and diversity, health and safety and biosecurity are met
  • Accept other reasonable duties and responsibilities as required
  • Represent Menter a Busnes as required


Skills and Experience


  • Educated to NVQ level 3 or higher, and/or demonstrable experience in a relevant field
  • Excellent administrative skills and interpersonal skills
  • IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Databases, Email and the Web
  • Excellent co-ordinating skills
  • Excellent spoken and written bilingual communication skills
  • Able to input data correctly and keep data in compliance with relevant data protection laws
  • Co-ordinating and organising skills of a high standard
  • Accurate bilingual written skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • A good understanding or experience of agriculture / rural sector
  • Progressive and enthusiastic about the work of the Rural Department
  • Able to be proactive and to drive things forward efficiently
  • Able to carry on with own work as well as being a part of a team



  • Knowledge of the Farming Connect programme


Making an Application

You can apply for this post by completing an application form and an equal opportunities form (available on our website and return them to

If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding this post, please contact Gwenan Jones on 01970 636296.



Interviews will be held for this post at Menter a Busnes’ office in Aberystwyth on Thursday, 20th December. If this date is inconvenient, please note on your application from.



More Information

If you’d like more information about this post, please contact:

Gwenan Jones
01970 636296

How to Apply

Applications for this post can be made by downloading and completing the application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form below.

Please return these forms either

  • via email to:
  • or by sending to:  Human Resources Department, Menter a Busnes, Unit 3, Science Park, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AH

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is: 17 December 2018 at 10:00

Equality and Diversity Policy

Our Equality and Diversity Policy can be found in the document below.