23 Aug 2018

WCVA is now accepting nominations to our board of trustees. There are eight vacancies ready to be filled by enthusiastic, driven people that want to help WCVA achieve its ambitious goals.

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What do I have to do?

WCVA is the national membership organisation in Wales supporting charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and volunteering, also known as the third or not-for-profit sector. Our vision is a future where the third sector and volunteering thrive across Wales, improving wellbeing for all.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body for WCVA and is legally and financially responsible for the organisation. They set the policy of the charity, determines corporate strategy, including setting key strategic objectives, and makes major decisions about finances.

You can find out more about being a trustee here.

Our Board meets four times a year during office hours in Cardiff and trustees are reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.

This is an excellent opportunity to truly affect change as a decision-maker at Wales' primary third sector membership organisation. If you would like to apply to join our board we need to receive a nomination form for you from one of our members and your completed application form which is available below.

The closing date for receipt of nominations and application forms is Friday 14 September 2018

Equal Opportunities

WCVA wants to build a strong and diverse Board of Trustees that reflects the communities it serves. Diversity can encompass a wide variety of characteristics including age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion, nationality, experience and skills.

We welcome nominations for individuals from all backgrounds and would particularly encourage nominations from young, disabled or Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, areas that are currently under-represented on our Board.

Previous board or trustee experience is not needed as you will get the chance to learn about the role from the great training and support provided by our members.


To be considered for the position, you must be nominated by a member of WCVA (although nominees do not have to be WCVA members themselves).

Each member may nominate up to two people. The agreement of another member as seconder should also be obtained.

If you are interested or are a member of WCVA and would like to nominate someone, please download the forms below:

For any further information on the election process, please contact Tracey Lewis on tlewis@wcva.org.uk or 02920 431734. Or if you would like an informal chat before applying then please get in touch with Ruth Marks, Chief Executive on 02920 431734 or rmarks@wcva.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 14 September 2018