19 Aug 2019

WCVA is now seeking nominations to join our board – help us enable voluntary organisations in Wales to make a bigger difference together.

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Wales needs to be ready to tackle the challenges facing our society head on. To do this we believe we need a focused, empowered, and collaborative voluntary sector. We need voluntary organisations now more than ever.

That's where WCVA comes in. WCVA is the national membership body in Wales and we exist to enable charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and volunteers in Wales to make a bigger difference together.

This year we are searching for four dynamic, energetic board members who are looking to make Wales a better place - especially those with a financial background who can take on the role of deputy treasurer.

What's involved in being a trustee?

The Board of Trustees is the governing body for WCVA and is legally and financially responsible for the organisation setting the vision and strategic direction.

Our Board meets four times a year during office hours in Cardiff and trustees are reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.  Successful candidates will normally be appointed for a three-year term and can serve a maximum of nine years.

Training and support is available to all trustees and you can find out more about being a trustee here.

Here Jonathan Evans, trustee and Treasurer for WCVA, talks about his experience and why you should join WCVA as Deputy Treasurer.

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The three steps to make a nomination

Only members of WCVA can nominate people for the board (although nominees do not have to be WCVA members themselves).

There are three main steps that need to be followed:

  1. Choose your nominees. Each member organisation may nominate up to two people using the nomination form.
  2. Obtain the agreement of another WCVA member organisation as seconder  (the seconder must be from a different WCVA member organisation to that of the proposer).
  3. Ask the nominee to complete a trustee application form and send it in with their CV.


Want a chat?

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.cymru and for any further information on the election process, please contact Tracey Lewis on tlewis@wcva.cymru or 02920 431734.

The closing date for receipt of nominations and application forms is Friday 13 September 2019. 

Nomination pack

Nomination form

Nomination papers explanatory note

Nominees info pack

Trustee application form

List of WCVA members

Equal opportunities monitoring form

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