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Make a bigger difference as a WCVA trustee

Published : 30/07/21 | Categories: News |

Nominations to join WCVA’s board will open on 16 August – help us enable voluntary organisations in Wales to make a bigger difference together.

WCVA is the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales, supporting charities, community groups, social enterprises and volunteering.

In Wales, people have always come together voluntarily, not for money or because the law tells them to, but because they want to make a difference. That’s why WCVA was formed. Our purpose is to enable voluntary organisations in Wales to make a bigger difference together.

Wales needs to be ready to tackle the challenges facing modern society head on. To do this we believe we need a focused, empowered, and collaborative voluntary sector – and that’s where we come in.

This year nominations to join WCVA’s board open once again, and we are searching for seven dynamic, energetic people who want to make Wales a better place. Previous Board or trustee experience is not necessary.


We’re committed to equality and representing the full diversity of the communities we serve. Diversity encompasses a wide variety of protected characteristics but we are particularly interested in receiving nominations from our members for younger people, people with a disability, transgender people, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and those from the LGBT+ community. We do however welcome nominations for individuals from all backgrounds.


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 eight times a year during office hours (four formal Board meetings plus four working group meetings). Trustees will normally be appointed for a three-year term, can serve a maximum of nine years and are reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.

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


WCVA’s Board of Trustees election opens on 16 August 2021 at which point you’ll find everything you need to help you complete the nomination process on WCVA’s website. There are three main steps that need to be followed:

  1. To be considered for a place on the Board, you must be nominated by a member of WCVA (nominees do not have to be a WCVA member themselves).
  2. As soon as we receive a nomination for you, we will contact you via email
  3. Following receipt of your nomination from a WCVA member you will need to submit the following information: a CV, personal statement of no more than two pages (demonstrating how you think your skills and experience would enable you to fulfil the role of a Trustee), plus a 200-word max resume answering the question – Why should WCVA’s members vote for me to be a Trustee?

The nominees information pack (which includes the role description) plus a list of current WCVA members, will be available on our website from 16 August.


If you would like an informal chat before applying then please get in touch with Ruth Marks, Chief Executive on 02920 431734 or and for any further information on the election process, please contact Tracey Lewis on or 02920 431734.

The closing date for receipt of nominations and the nominees CV, personal statement and resume is 10 September 2021.

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