In terms of location, Carmarthenshire has it all. It is ideally placed along the M4 corridor, within just a few hours’ drive from main cities including Swansea, Cardiff and Newport, as well as Bristol, Birmingham and London further east ‐ and to the west we are just as well connected through the Pembrokeshire ports to Ireland.
We are proud of our beautiful sweeping coastline from the Burry Inlet with views over the Gower Peninsula, across miles of golden sands and blue flag beaches as far as Pendine in the west, which is famous for its flat speed racing terrain; and our rolling countryside which extends to our borders with Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Powys and Swansea, skirting the western edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons.
Carmarthenshire continues to be one of the safest places to live ‐ part of the Dyfed Powys Police Force area which is recognised as the safest force area in the UK.
As one of the largest local authorities in Wales, we have led an ambitious programme of investment and development which has provided first‐class services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These include state‐of‐the‐art sporting stadiums and courses, such as the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at Machynys, Parc Y Scarlets Stadium, and National Closed Road Cycling Circuit in Pembrey; and cultural attractions, theatre and leisure complexes, such as the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Burry Port Marina and Millennium Coastal Park. It’s no wonder then that Carmarthenshire’s tourism economy is thriving, bringing in over £434million last year and growing annually.
Carmarthenshire is a truly bilingual county, with more Welsh speakers than in any other county of Wales (around 46 per cent of our 184,000 residents, according to the 2011 Census). The language is an important aspect of our history and culture, and that is why we are firmly committed to helping people live, work and access services in their language of choice, using our Language Skills Strategy to support the delivery of Welsh Language Standards. We offer a range of supportive and flexible options to allow our staff to learn Welsh or improve their existing skills. If required, we will work hard to motivate and inspire you along your Welsh language journey and support you to reach the required language level for this post. You can read more here.
In between, we have our rich and diverse communities ‐ from urban centres including Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford; to historic market towns and smaller villages that keep Carmarthenshire’s unique culture and traditions alive.