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Education union welcomes new officer

Elizabeth Williams has joined Voice Cymru as Senior Professional Officer (Wales).


Originally from Sheffield, she read law at University College London (UCL) before training as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law. She was called to the bar in 1994 at Lincoln’s Inn.


After working as a government lawyer, Elizabeth gained a postgraduate diploma at the Guildhall School of Music before working in career development for the Royal College of Music and in a policy role for Arts Council England.

Moving to Berlin, she taught academic and business English at Humboldt University.


Elizabeth returned to the UK and the law in 2008, working as an employed barrister in Norfolk. She also achieved a postgraduate certificate in employment law from the University of East Anglia during this time.

After taking a career break, she moved to Cardiff, undertaking voluntary legal work at the Civil and Family Justice Centre before taking up her new role with Voice.


Commenting on her appointment, Elizabeth Williams said: ‘I am looking forward to using my legal, policy and teaching experience to support individual members and to represent the union in our work with the Welsh Government and national agencies.’

Further information


Voice Cymru represents teachers, headteachers, education support staff, and early years and childcare professionals.

Voice: the union for education professionals is an independent trade union that represents members across the UK. Members do not go on strike or take any form of industrial action.


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Contacts: 

Voice Press Office (pressoffice@voicetheunion.org.uk) on 01332 372337 or 0794 871 0413,  Senior Professional Officer (Wales) Elizabeth Williams ( elizabethwilliams@voicetheunion.org.uk) on 01332 372337, or  General Secretary Deborah Lawson (deborahlawson@voicetheunion.org.uk) on 01332 372337 or 07725 960 132.

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