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Jun 25, 2024

Chair

Unremunerated with expenses paid
Wales
Full Time , Permanent

For 25 years, Community Foundation Wales has been working with funders to support charities and community groups and strengthen communities across Wales. Our vision is of a Wales with strong, active communities.

Community Foundation Wales inspires people to give and helps Welsh communities to thrive by changing lives together. We work with donors, community groups and charities across Wales, taking time to understand what each is trying to accomplish and supporting them to do so with impact.

Since 1999, we have awarded over £40m in grants to grassroots community groups and charities across Wales on behalf of our donors. We work with our generous supporters to reach the people most in need and help to create equality and opportunity in the diverse communities of Wales. We are also part of the wider, 47-strong UK Community Foundation network, who, for 30 years, has distributed millions of pounds towards smaller, locally based organisations, and provides vital support to every postcode in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We have grown over the past 25 years and now have big plans for further development, by encouraging further effective philanthropy among businesses, individuals and organisations within and beyond Wales, so that we can further strengthen the support we give to local communities and charities.

Community Foundation Wales

Chair

Across Wales, with UK wide representation 

Unremunerated, with expenses paid, such as childcare and travel in order to support attendance at board meetings.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Board of an ambitious organisation, keen to continue to grow the scale, reach and impact of our work. With strategic planning under way, healthy governance, a dedicated executive team, committed trustees and growing endowment funds and core funding in place, we have a strong platform from which to operate and effect change in the communities we serve.

We are looking to appoint a Chair to lead and inspire, as well as to act as an ambassador for the organisation, who brings:

  • Prior experience as a charity trustee and solid understanding of good governance practices
  • Experience of operating at strategic leadership level
  • Experience of developing and maintaining an engaged network
  • Experience of acting as ambassador and raising the profile of an organisation, leading to positive outcomes.

We are seeking a Chair who shares our values as well as our passion and commitment to the communities of Wales. We are actively seeking to bring more diversity of perspectives and experience to our Board and welcome applications from currently underrepresented groups at board level.

Recruitment Timetable

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 24th July 2024

Interviews with Prospectus: 31st July – 7th August 2024

Engagement meetings with key stakeholders: Week of 12th August 2024

Interviews with Community Foundation Wales: 19th August 2024

A full induction will be provided to the incoming Chair.

salary
Unremunerated with expenses paid
Location
Wales
Employment type
Full Time , Permanent

Company info

We inspire people to give, help Welsh communities to thrive and change lives together.

For over twenty years, Community Foundation Wales has been supporting charities and community groups with funding to strengthen communities across Wales. Since 1999, we have awarded over £40m in grants to grassroots community groups and charities across Wales.

We work with our generous supporters to reach the people most in need and help to create equality and opportunity in Welsh communities. There are over 30,000 community groups and charities in Wales working to improve and develop their communities, using their initiative to meet local needs. These groups and charities understand the challenges faced by people in their community and know how best to tackle these barriers.

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