Vacancy: WEN Wales Chair

Monday August 2nd, 2021
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Help make your mark on equality for women in Wales 

WEN Wales is seeking to recruit a new Chair to oversee the next exciting stage of our development as a membership charity campaigning for a Wales free from gender discrimination. It’s an excellent time to join WEN as we enter our Tenth Anniversary year, celebrate what we have achieved so far, and look ahead to the next ten years of campaigning.  

Our outgoing Chair, Sarah Powell, leaves behind a thriving organisation with a clear vision, mission, and strategy as well as a strong and committed board. In short, she’s helped transform us into an exemplar feminist organisation with strong systems and strategies in place. We are looking to our next Chair to build on that legacy, helping us to secure a greater share of influence in the media and with decision makers. 

We are looking for someone who can champion and speak out about women’s rights, and the significant challenges facing women post-Covid 19, someone who can be a leading ambassador and spokesperson for the organisation.  

You will be in tune with our values of being Responsible, Relentless and Kind. You will have strong networks across Wales in the Public and Third sector, a sound understanding of the political landscape, and excellent knowledge of equality and human rights. You will also be deeply committed to equality for all women in Wales.  

Our clear vision and strategy, our role in Connecting, Campaigning and Championing women, as well as our flagship Equal Power Equal Voice Mentoring programme will all provoke your interest and inspire you to get involved in leading our small but mighty organisation.  

We particularly welcome Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates to our board as well as those from all protected characteristics as we strive to be an intersectional organisation.   

To find out more 

If you are interested in an informal discussion about what the role entails or have any questions, please contact  marking the email ‘WEN Chair Role.’ Director of WEN Wales Catherine Fookes or one of the Trustees will be in contact with you.  

Application process 

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining how you fit the Person Specification to: by Thursday 30th September 1800. 

Following interviews we aim to appoint a new Chair ready for ratification at our AGM on November 16th 2021. 

Download the Application Pack, featuring the the responsibilities of the role and the Person Specification.

We are also recruiting three new Trustees – find out more here.