Director of Communications
Ceri was employed as the Office Manager for Leighton Andrews former Assembly Member for the Rhondda from January 2005 until May 2016 and duties included carrying out case work for constituents. Ceri successfully liaised with community groups, schools, housing associations, local government officers, councillors, local businessmen, sports clubs and the general public on behalf of the Assembly Member and arranged and set up events, which include fundraising dinners. From May 2014 until May 2012 Ceri served as the county borough councillor for Ferndale, working with many local bodies, e.g., health boards, police authorities, schools, community and voluntary groups. This helped to develop a deeper understanding and knowledge of the organisations that served a community. Above all, Ceri listened to the needs of local people and took their views into account when making decisions. Ceri was instrumental in Ferndale being granted town centre status, thereby accessing £2 million of funding to develop the town. During his term as a Councillor he served on various committees including the appointments, environmental, licensing and planning committees. In 2015 Ceri formed a community group (Ferndale Grassroots) with others, with the aim of restoring a community spirit in our village. He also served as Chairman of the group to the present day and encourages links and partnership working between all groups in the area with the aim of improving the social fabric of the village. Over the past 20 years Ceri has served as a school governor and has been a director of Fern Partnership since its inception & has the passions and political support to strengthen the organisation. In addition to this Ceri was also a qualified WRU referee and organised, managed and coached various junior and youth soccer and rugby teams around the Rhondda Valleys &worked at a youth centre. Ceri was also safeguarding officer at Ferndale RFC.