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Become a Cyfannol Trustee

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Do you want to make a difference to women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence?

Cyfannol Women’s Aid is looking for committed people to join our Board of Trustees

Cyfannol is an organisation with equality, diversity, and inclusion at its heart. We welcome applications from all areas of the community; male or female.  However, we particularly encourage applications from those identifying as having protected characteristics, including members of our BAME community, as well as individuals with disabilities, who are currently under-represented on our Board of Trustees. 

We are the largest affiliated Women’s Aid organisation in Wales, covering Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and the wider Gwent area, working to put an end to Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (VAWDASV). 

Our mission is to deliver across Gwent, a range of person-led and trauma-informed services to any person, particularly women or children, who have experienced any form of Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse, and Sexual Violence, regardless of their needs and the multiple disadvantages they face.

Being a Trustee is about bringing your own unique insights, vision and support to our organisation. Everyone has skills and experiences that could be useful – professional skills; direct or indirect experience of domestic abuse or sexual violence; or simply knowing our area well. 

Being a trustee of Cyfannol has been a brilliant experience. It’s great to be part of something that is doing such fantastic work, and I’ve learnt a lot in the past two years.

Ceri, Cyfannol Women's Aid Trustee

We are looking for people who: 

  • Are committed to ensuring support is available for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and passionate about the rights of women and children to live and enjoy their lives in a safe environment. 

  • Believe in, and support, the principles and values which underpin Cyfannol Women’s Aid’s work. 

  • Want to be involved in a service for women, which deals with the effects of domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women. 

  • Are able to attend meetings on a regular basis.*   

    * The Trustee Board meetings consist of Full Board and two Sub-Group meetings, one of which meets every month on a rolling cycle (from 5.30pm until approximately 7.30pm), meaning that most Trustees attend one meeting two out of every three months.  Most of these meetings are held remotely on-line, although there are occasional in-person meetings. 

  • Are willing to learn about the organisation and attend training and other events to maintain this knowledge. 

  • Have the ability to work as part of a team. 

  • Have the ability to learn from others, as well as share one’s own skills. 

  • Are confident, and capable of expressing opinion, as well as willing to scrutinise the work of the organisation. 

  • Are able to listen to debate and adhere to a decision, even where one may disagree with the outcome. 

In return, you’ll gain the opportunity to: 

  • Make a difference to women and children who are experiencing, or have previously experienced, domestic abuse and sexual violence 

  • Get involved in new networks 

  • Develop existing skills 

  • Acquire new skills 

  • Gain unique insights and perspectives 

Being part of Cyfannol’s Board of Trustees is a huge privilege and a role I enjoy immensely. The team at Cyfannol are phenomenal and each and every one of them are determined to make a difference in so many people’s lives. I’m hugely proud to be the Chair of the Board of Trustees for another year, supporting the great work staff do for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in a role that is extremely rewarding.

Cat, Chair of Trustees, Cyfannol Women's Aid

Think this role could be for you?

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