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The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion – Honorary Secretary

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion is seeking to make an appointment to the office of Honorary Secretary, to succeed Dr Lynn Williams who has served in this capacity since 2015 and who has now relinquished the role.

The Society was founded in 1751 and is based in London. It seeks to promote the practice and development of literature and of the arts and sciences that are of special interest to Wales and its people and contributes substantially to many aspects of Welsh cultural life. The Society is a Registered Charity governed by a President and a Council of trustees. It received a Royal Charter in 1951. More information about the Society can be found at:

The Honorary Secretary is one of the Society’s principal executive officers works closely with the President and other office holders (the Chair of Council, the Honorary Treasurer, the Honorary Editor and the Events Co-ordinator) on strategic issues relating to the Society.

The position entails, inter alia:

  • acting as secretary to the Council and other committees, and being responsible for other aspects of the Society’s governance and administration;
  • liaising with the Events co-ordinator and working group to ensure the satisfactory development and timely publication of the programme;
  • dealing with correspondence with a range of individuals and organisations and with enquiries from members of the Society and the general public.

The Honorary Secretary is ex officio a member of the Society’s Council and a trustee of the Society. The role should appeal to people wishing to contribute to the cultural life of Wales and to work in a team with the other executive officers. Attendance at meetings in London will be necessary. In accordance with the Society’s commitment to the language, it would be advantageous to have a knowledge of Welsh, but this is not essential. Experience in administration and managing committees would also be desirable.

There are established procedures in place for the tasks involved in the role.

Further information about the role may be obtained from the current Chair of Council, Ceridwen Roberts, OBE FLSW to whom expressions of interest, outlining relevant experience and reasons for wishing to be considered for the role, should be sent ( by Monday 30th September 2019.