Cardiff Third Sector Council was set up in 1997 to support and represent the third sector in Cardiff, helping to drive good practice and provide a voice for this vital, vibrant and innovative sector.

Cardiff Third Sector Council was set up in 1997 to provide a range of support services and resources to community groups and voluntary organisations, partnerships and networks in Cardiff.  Central to our mission is a range of advice and support ranging from governance to finance, volunteering, funding, planning, communication, training, partnership, participation, influencing policy, and more. 


Trustees needed at C3SC!

Is your group or organisation a member of C3SC? Do you have a passion for the Third Sector in Cardiff? Do you have an interest in supporting communities? Do you want to ‘give something back’ to your local community?
We are a small charity and a company limited by guarantee with ambitious plans for growth, and we are keen to  recruit people from our local community – preferably with skills in Communications and Marketing, HR or Fund Raising and experience in the local third sector – to join our Board and contribute your skills and experiences – preferably in the local third sector, in Communications and Marketing, HR or Fund Raising.

We are looking to broaden the diversity of representation on our board, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups that reflect the diversity of our local community.

The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of C3SC, and Board meetings are held every three months on Thursday evening between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.  Board members are offered full induction, along with training and mentoring opportunities.

Please click here for the Job Description- C3SC – Trustee Board Member – Role Description.
If you are interested in joining our board please complete the Trustee Application form and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (this is one of our means of monitoring whether our communications and opportunities have the broadest reach across our diverse population.) The EO Monitoring form will be kept separately and will not be considered alongside your application. Please send the forms back to re[email protected].

To find out more about joining the Board, please contact us by leaving a message on 07973725335 or by emailing [email protected].

C3SC is committed to equality and representing the full diversity of the community.

External vacancies

If you are a member of Cardiff Third Sector Council and have any staff vacancies you would like to include here, please email the details to [email protected]

There is a fee of £35 for non-member groups and organisations to advertise on this Vacancies page.

Please see below for changes to advertising volunteering opportunities.

Paid positions

Voluntary positions

Public appointment

Paid positions

Vacancy – Ageing Well Programme Manager – NHS Wales

The role will be hosted within the Health Board at a Band 8A and will take forward the overall running and co-ordination of the Ageing Well Programme – a superb opportunity for someone who’s interested in partnership working and making a real difference in the lives of older people across our region.

Main area: Community

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Site: Cardiff and Vale HQ and virtual working

Town: Cardiff

Salary: £47,126 – £53,219 per annum

Applications close on 31st October 2021.

Interview date on 9th November 2021.

For more information and to apply, click this link:


Vacancy – Senior Research Assistant – Wales School for Social Prescribing Research

Starting salary: £30, 497 per annum.

The rapidly growing enthusiasm for social prescribing and its potential to influence delivery of
services in primary care have exceeded expectation but the development of its evidence base
and robust quality standards for practice and evaluation have trailed (Lovell et al, 2017;
Bickerdike et al, 2017; Roberts et al, 2021).

Launched in April 2020, the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR) works within
four themes to research social prescribing: evaluation, social value, workforce and education, and
well-being. WSSPR is funded by Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW) and sits within PRIME
Centre Wales Work package 4 ‘Care Closer to Communities and Social Prescribing’ (within
Theme 2: Seamless Care Closer to Home).

This post holder will work with the academic lead for WSSPR Professor Carolyn Wallace to
deliver upon agreed objectives and develop the programme of research exploring social
prescribing in Wales. Specifically, the post holder will be responsible for developing and testing
social prescribing evaluation framework, reporting standards and training materials.
For an informal conversation about this post please contact [email protected]
This is a 1 FTE (full time) post on a fixed term contract until 31/03/2023

If you are a successful candidate and this position will be your first professional services role at
the University (or you are currently employed by PSS Ltd), you will be employed by Professional
and Support Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of South Wales, which
provides services to the University and Colleges. If you are an internal professional services
candidate, you will be continue to be employed by the University of South Wales.

For more info and to apply, click this link:


Vacancy – President – National Library for Wales & Chair – Sport Wales

The Welsh Government is currently recruiting a new President for the National Library of Wales and a new Chair for Sport Wales.

The President of the National Library of Wales will be for an initial term of four years and is remunerated at a daily fee of £337 at a commitment of at least 1 day per week.

The Chair of Sport Wales will be for an initial term of three years and is also remunerated at a daily fee of £337 with a time commitment of 2 days per week.

For further details and to apply go to or for queries contact [email protected].

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 October.  Application forms received after this date will not be considered.

Many thanks,

Welsh Government



40 hours £20,239

We are looking for someone who can provide overnight responsive support to young people that complements the work of our Support Team and Visiting Support Worker. You will deliver outstanding customer service to our beneficiaries and partners, work as a team with colleagues and stakeholders to provide effective holistic support.

Closing Date: 15th October 2021

Please see the following link for the job descriptions – Night Support Worker Job Pack September 2021

Church Army Ty Bronna is a residential supported housing service for homeless young people aged between 16 and 21 years old. We offer a safe space, provide shelter, practical and emotional support to meet the variety of needs of each individual young person.


Carers Wales Employers for Carers Officer

Carers Wales is recruiting a brand new post into our team: Employers for Carers Officer. The new role will work alongside our Employers for Carers Manager to support employers across Wales to be more ‘carer positive’ in the workplace and support those employees who are balancing paid work and unpaid caring responsibilities.

More information about how to apply can be found on our website: Working for Carers UK – Carers UK

Platfform opportunities 

We work with people experiencing challenges with their mental health, and with communities who want to create a greater sense of wellbeing in the places that they live. Through our projects, we work with thousands of people each year.

We believe that long-lasting wellbeing comes about by understanding how lives can be shaped by traumatic experiences, identifying people’s strengths and focussing on healing. We know we can’t ‘fix’ people, but we can walk alongside people and help where we can on their journey.

We try hard to make Platfform a great place to work, we live our values and mission in everything that we do. If you would like to join the team, take a look at our job vacancies here.

Covid-19 recruitment update: we are now interviewing for all positions once more, however, there may be a delay in interviewing due to current circumstances and interviews are being carried out virtually.

Please click here to see job opportunities

Unpaid roles:



Cardiff Foodbank is looking to expand its Trustee Board and is looking for individuals with relevant experience, who support its Christian ethos and have a proven track record of supporting initiatives that address poverty in their local community.

Cardiff Foodbank works to distribute food to people in Cardiff who are facing a financial crisis. The food bank has been established to provide short term, emergency food to individuals and families in crisis. We currently have seven centres open for two hours once or twice a week. Our vision is to work towards a future where food banks are no longer needed. We are a member of the Trussell Trust network of food banks.

More information can be found at

Expressions of interest are invited from anyone who may be interested.

Please contact [email protected] in the first instance.


Trustees on Keep Wales Tidy Board.

We are looking for passionate people from across Wales, innovative individuals with skills to help us deliver our objectives and services as effectively as possible and to take the charity on our continuing bold journey.

We are especially interested in those who can demonstrate strong competencies in the areas of finance, marketing, education, diversity and inclusion or are keen to represent the voice of the youth of Wales but would be keen to speak to people even if they don’t fall into one of these categories and would like to become involved with us.

We are accepting expressions of interest up until midday on 6th July. Thereafter, selected parties will be contacted and offered the opportunity to meet with Lesley Jones – Chief Executive – and some existing Board members on 19th July to further discuss the opportunities.

Further details on our Charity and these opportunities can be found on our website

South Wales Police Support Officers

South Wales Police encourage those from under-represented groups to learn more about the force, are proud to work under a positive action initiative to support those from under-represented groups and want to be truly reflective of the communities they serve. As such they are encouraging those from under-represented groups to apply. Please see C21-0022_Recruitment poster_bilingual_STP (002).pdf
for more details and contact Email: [email protected] Telephone No: 101 Ext No: 34825 if you are interested in applying. 


Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn chwilio am dri aelod i ymuno â’r Bwrdd yn Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru. Gyda’n hymrwymiad ar y cyd i sicrhau amrywiaeth ar y Bwrdd, rydym yn awyddus i sicrhau bod cymaint â phosib o bobl yn ymwybodol o’r cyfle.  Fel rhan o hyn, roeddwn yn gobeithio y gallech rannu manylion y swyddi gwag gydag unrhyw bartïon â diddordeb yn eich rhwydweithiau, cynulleidfaoedd a sianelau cyfryngau cymdeithasol.

Croesewir ceisiadau gan unrhyw un sy’n frwdfrydig dros wneud gwahaniaeth i amgylchedd Cymru, yn enwedig gan ymgeiswyr sydd â phrofiad o’r sector preifat a/neu fasnachol neu sydd â chefndir ym meysydd yr amgylchedd, tirwedd neu reoli tir. Rydym yn bwriadu penodi Cadeirydd newydd ar gyfer ein Pwyllgor Cyllid ac felly rydym yn chwilio am o leiaf un person sy’n gyfforddus yn dehongli ac yn herio adroddiadau a rhagolygon ariannol a materion perfformiad ehangach. Hoffem hefyd annog ceisiadau gan ymgeiswyr o bob cefndir, yn enwedig grwpiau heb gynrychiolaeth ddigonol gan gynnwys: menywod, pobl o dan 30 oed, pobl dduon, Asiaidd a lleiafrifoedd ethnig, pobl anabl, pobl lesbiaidd, hoyw, deurywiol a thrawsrywiol. Rydym hefyd yn awyddus i annog siaradwyr Cymraeg a’r rhai sydd â rhwydweithiau cryf yng Nghymru i wneud cais.

Agorodd y ceisiadau ar 25 Mawrth a’r dyddiad cau yw dydd Gwener 23 Ebrill 2021.  Yn ystod y cyfnod hwn, bydd CNC yn cynnal sesiynau galw heibio i bobl sydd â diddordeb ac sydd ag unrhyw gwestiynau am y broses a’r rolau. I archebu lle yn y digwyddiadau gwybodaeth ar gyfer darpar ymgeiswyr, gallant gysylltu ag Ysgrifenyddiaeth Bwrdd CNC ([email protected]).

I gael rhagor o fanylion ac am y ffurflen gais, ewch i neu ar gyfer ymholiadau e-bost [email protected].

Efallai eich bod hefyd yn ymwybodol bod gan CNC arolwg agored ar hyn o bryd i gasglu barn ar sut y gallwn roi cydraddoldeb, amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant wrth wraidd yr hyn y mae CNC yn ei wneud fel sefydliad. Unwaith eto, pe gallech rannu manylion yr arolwg gyda’ch rhwydweithiau, byddem yn gwerthfawrogi hynny’n fawr, gan y bydd eu barn yn hanfodol i sicrhau bod ein gweithgareddau’n adlewyrchu anghenion cymunedau ledled Cymru. Gallwch ddod o hyd i fanylion ein harolwg yma neu gallwch gysylltu â Thîm Cydraddoldebau CNC os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau.


School Governor Vacancies in Southern Arc Schools

Cardiff Council’s Governors Services are currently looking for highly skilled candidates to fill vacancies for local authority governor roles in high schools in Cardiff. The vacancies include:

  • Cardiff West Community High School – For individuals with a business background with financial skills/experience of financial planning.
  • Cantonian High School – For individuals with experience of capital projects/construction/building works (if you work for an organisation tendering for the new school build you will not be able to apply for this vacancy).
  • Eastern High School – For individuals with experience of strategic/financial planning in a large organisation/business.

Local Authority Governors play a critical role in linking the local authority with the school, while improving education and making a positive difference to children and young people’s futures. The Council is required to publish criteria which are to be used for the identification and appointment of LA governors. The criteria is:

  • Demonstrable interest in education and understanding of the importance of education in the lives of children and young people;
  • Able to offer and share skills and expertise that match the needs of the individual school;
  • Evidence of ability to act in a critical friend role, providing support and challenge;
  • Interest in the local community within which the school is situated;
  • Commitment to regular attendance at meetings of the governing body and its committees;
  • Committed to undertaking mandatory training and other forms of training in order to update knowledge and skills and to enhance effectiveness as a governor.

Here is the link to our governor recruitment portal which provides information about the role and details of vacancies across the city –

If you wish to discuss more on the role, please contact Ruth Lock;

E Bost/E Mail: [email protected]/[email protected]

Ffôn/Tel: 07980 735558


The Birth Partner Project- Trustee Recruitment

The Birth Partner Project is a Cardiff based charity that provides birth partners for women seeking sanctuary who would otherwise face birth alone. We are currently going through a restructure of the charity and are looking for dynamic trustees to help shape our future.

We are looking for dynamic trustees who can really invest time to realise the future of this project.

Details of the role and application process can be found here.

Age Cymru

Chair of Board of Trustees – Voluntary Role

Help us make a difference!

We work to make life better for older people, to deliver positive change, to ensure information and advice is widely available and to enable the delivery of services and support.

Age Cymru is the national Charity for older people in Wales.

Our vision is an age friendly Wales and we’re looking for a Chair with the passion, drive and commitment to help us achieve this.

Our Chair will be an inspirational leader able to champion the rights of older people, with a strong empathy and commitment to the purpose, culture and values of Age Cymru.

If you’re interested in joining the organisation, you can arrange to speak to our Chief Executive Victoria Lloyd by sending an email


The Beacon Centre

3x Trustee Vacancies

Our vision is to support our community to unlock its potential. We recognise the value, energy and worth that lies within each and every person in St Mellons, but we also know there are some complex challenges to overcome.

In 2005, we realised one of our key objectives by opening The Beacon Centre in St Mellons, Cardiff.

Since then, the Centre has served the local area by providing space for a huge range of activities and services including children’s clubs, youth work, toddler groups, lunch clubs, exercise classes, counselling, training, job clubs and much more. The Centre is home to one of the best nursery childcare settings in the city, a number of small local businesses and faith groups.

We have experienced a huge amount of change in the last 18 months. While our current situation is challenging, we are hugely excited at the opportunity that now lies before us. As we enter a period of rebuilding and re-imagining, we’re looking for creative, passionate and committed people to join us in helping to shape our future.

In addition to providing expertise, guidance and governance, you will also need to contribute to the practical operation of the Centre in the short term while we build voluntary support within our community.

We are particularly looking for trustees who have experience in:

  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Marketing and social media
  • Social enterprise and business development
  • Community engagement

Previous trustee experience would be great, but we’re equally happy for individuals to develop in the role. We are particularly keen to hear from residents of St Mellons. We’ll consider applications from all backgrounds, you just need to be as dedicated as we are about supporting people in St Mellons.

We are happy to arrange informal conversations for anyone who wants to find out more about the role. For more information, please contact [email protected].



Cardiff and Vale Action for Mental Health (cavamh)

Volunteer Treasurer needed

We are looking for someone who would like to join our Board of Directors at cavamh as a

co-optee, in the role of Treasurer.

cavamh is a local charity operating in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, supporting voluntary sector groups with an interest in mental health, people using mental health services and carers, to have a voice in the planning and delivery of services. We provide information, training and development support and work a lot through networks, groups and activities.

We currently have a range of funding streams, both statutory and charitable.

Scope of involvement

The Board meets bi–monthly and we would like the Treasurer to meet with the Office Manager and Director occasionally between meetings, particularly at year end and in setting out new budgets.

In particular we would like the Treasurer to work with the Board on:

Financial policies and procedures

The financial implications of matters considered by the Board

Work with staff to monitor where appropriate with regard to the Cardiff and Vale Action for Mental Health’s accounts. DBS check required.

Cavamh will be happy to provide an introduction and induction to anyone who is interested in taking up the role.

For more information, please feel free to contact Linda Newton at [email protected]

Tel 029 2022 2000


Carers Trust

Trustee Vacancy

We are seeking a committed, motivated and highly skilled Trustee to enhance our dynamic, experienced growing Board of Trustees. You will represent the interests of our work in Wales and be a link between the UK Board and our Wales Committee. You will be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding and commitment to the needs of unpaid carers
  • an ability to play a key role in the continued growth and success of Carers Trust
  • experience of and skills in HR including an understanding of behavioural and cultural change.

You will play a vital role in the oversight of the charity ensuring that it delivers against its charitable objectives, is financially sustainable, has strong governance and safeguards the name and values of the organisation. We welcome applications for those who have experience of a caring role.

If you are interested in the opportunity please refer to the recruitment pack: EnglishCymraeg, or email me at [email protected] for more information.

 Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC)


We are looking for individuals who believe even those experiencing poor mental health should understand their rights and have their voice heard.

ASC pays trustees reasonable travel expenses

Trustees are required to attend five meetings a year in our head office in Cardiff that are held during working hours and are normally around two hours long.

Additionally, Trustees attend an annual away day generally held in September / October.

We positively welcome and encourage applications from all people and particularly those who have experienced mental health issues.

In order to bolster our current Board of Trustees we are particularly interested in receiving applications from those with specific skills and experience in the following areas:

•   Finance

•   Business/Management

Please note that more detailed information on the role of a Trustee is available from the Charity Commission website

Please visit our website to download an information pack and application form

Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Volunteer Car Service (VCS) Driver

The Volunteer Car Service (VCS) is an invaluable part of the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service. It is made up of a team of dedicated volunteer drivers throughout Wales who use their own cars and give their time freely to assist in transporting thousands of patients to and from hospital appointments such as renal dialysis, oncology and outpatients.

Fore more information on how to become a volunteer driver go here.

Advocacy Support Cymru – Board Members Needed:

We are looking for individuals who believe even those experiencing poor mental health should understand their rights and have their voice heard.

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity that specialises in the provision of professional, confidential and independent advocacy for those eligible in secondary care and community mental health settings.

ASC pays trustees reasonable travel expenses

Trustees are required to attend five meetings a year in our head office in Cardiff that are held during working hours and are normally around two hours long. Additionally, Trustees attend an annual away day generally held in September / October.

We positively welcome and encourage applications from all people and particularly those who have experienced mental health issues.

In order to bolster our current Board of Trustees we are particularly interested in receiving applications from those with specific skills and experience in the following areas:
• Finance
• Business/Management

Please note that more detailed information on the role of a Trustee is available from the Charity Commission website

Please visit our website to download an information pack and application form.

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance

Board Member

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance is actively seeking new members to join our Board to strengthen our strategic direction in support of the Third/Voluntary/Community Sector across the Borough of Torfaen and surrounding areas.

The duties of a trustee are:

  • To ensure the organisation complies with its ‘governing document’ – sometimes known as a trust deed, constitution, or articles of association.
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
  • To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives – the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how ‘charitable’ and ‘worthwhile’ those activities are.
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation’s funds.
  • As well as the various statutory duties, any trustee should make full use of any specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the board make good decisions.

Trustee Person specification

  • Commitment to the organisation.
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • A willingness to speak their mind.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Appreciation of Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome your interest in our organisation and the inclusion of the Third/Voluntary/Community Sector in shaping the future.

If you require any additional information or an application form, please contact Anne Evans on [email protected] or direct line 01495 742452 who will be happy to assist.

Y Cwmni Siarad


Location: Cardiff – One day per month
Salary: Unremunerated

As part of the development strategy, YCS are keen to recruit new trustees to the board. The current board mostly consists of individuals with experience in providing psychological therapies. While they welcome applications for membership from all interested parties, they would most like to recruit members with board experience in the not-for-profit sector, with keen financial and business acumen and perhaps an interest in the regulatory aspects of running a third sector organisation. The board meetings take place quarterly in Cardiff Bay/central Cardiff; and also work in subgroups for specific pieces of work outside of these meetings.

If you are interested in joining YCS, please email Julie Dykes (Chair) at [email protected], with a letter outlining why you would like to join the organisation and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring to the board.

Voluntary roles

From 1 April 2016, Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) took over the running of the Cardiff Volunteer Centre. Please be advised that the way we advertise volunteer vacancies has therefore changed.

If you are a member of C3SC, please visit to register with Volunteering Wales to advertise your organisation’s volunteering opportunities.

There is a short video that talks you through the process of registering.

If you are already registered with Volunteering Wales and have forgotten your login, then click on the ‘forgotten password’ option and you will be able to reset your password.

If you need support with this, please call us on (029) 2048 5722.

We are delighted to continue supporting volunteering for our members.

Public appointments

A number of Public Appointment vacancies have become available in Cardiff. Click on the links below for more information.

Go here for Welsh Government Public appointments.

To apply

To apply for an appointment, you’ll need to register for an account on the online application system. You can do this easily by clicking on ‘Register’ through the link above, and completing a short registration form.  If you’ve already created an account in the past, simply Log in using the details you originally registered with.


Members – Community Health Councils

Do you have an interest in your local NHS? Do you want to improve local health services in your area? Do you have 3-5 days free per month to become a volunteer?

If you answered YES to the above questions, then become a volunteer of the Community Health Councils (CHC) in Wales.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of all ages. We ensure no eligible candidate receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of: age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or religious affiliation.

The most important requirement is a genuine interest in improving health services for your community. Some key skills which would be useful include: an interest in local health issues, being able to work in a team and with a diverse range of people plus good communication skills.

What are CHCs?
CHCs represent the independent voice of patients and the public who use the health service in Wales. They play an important role in influencing the way services are planned and delivered, to ensure the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Wales.

What do CHC members do?
CHC members are local volunteers who act as the eyes and ears of patients and the public, visiting hospitals, listening to patient concerns and working with the health service to improve the quality of patient care.

Successful candidates will be given training and support to enable them to carry out their role and any ‘out of pocket’ expenses such as travel will be reimbursed.

For further information on the application process and to apply, please visit Community Health Council appointments or for queries contact the Shared Service Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 / [email protected]

For further information about CHCs, please contact the Board of CHCs on: Tel: 029 2023 5558 or email [email protected] or visit the website at

A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by request from 029 2082 5454.

Did you know?

You will also find details of other third sector jobs in the Cardiff area on the following websites:

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